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Dolby Laboratories ROIC %

: 8.32% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. Dolby Laboratories's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 8.32%.

As of today (2022-08-17), Dolby Laboratories's WACC % is 7.87%. Dolby Laboratories's ROIC % is 11.35% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Dolby Laboratories generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Dolby Laboratories ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Dolby Laboratories's ROIC % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Dolby Laboratories Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12.85 2.45 16.19 12.72 18.41

Dolby Laboratories Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.98 9.69 18.33 8.94 8.32

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Dolby Laboratories's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Dolby Laboratories ROIC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Dolby Laboratories's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Dolby Laboratories's ROIC % falls into.



Dolby Laboratories ROIC % Calculation

Dolby Laboratories's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Sep. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Sep. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (A: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=340.759 * ( 1 - 10.35% )/( (1652.334 + 1666.949)/ 2 )
=305.4904435/1659.6415
=18.41 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Sep. 2020 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=2917.325 - 146.167 - ( 1118.824 - max(0, 267.109 - 1547.196+1118.824))
=1652.334

Invested Capital(A: Sep. 2021 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=3105.687 - 174.519 - ( 1264.219 - max(0, 315.717 - 1760.498+1264.219))
=1666.949

Dolby Laboratories's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=186.168 * ( 1 - 19.84% )/( (1858.947 + 1727.799)/ 2 )
=149.2322688/1793.373
=8.32 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Mar. 2022 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=3062.99 - 161.962 - ( 1042.081 - max(0, 280.959 - 1621.57+1042.081))
=1858.947

Invested Capital(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=2919.936 - 176.42 - ( 1015.717 - max(0, 285.485 - 1504.719+1015.717))
=1727.799

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Dolby Laboratories  (NYSE:DLB) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Dolby Laboratories's WACC % is 7.87%. Dolby Laboratories's ROIC % is 11.35% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Dolby Laboratories generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases. Dolby Laboratories earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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Dolby Laboratories Business Description

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Address
1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94103-1410
Dolby Laboratories Inc develops audio and surround sound for cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, in-car entertainment systems, DVD players, games, televisions, and personal computers. The company generates three fourths of its revenue from licensing its technology to consumer electronics manufacturers around the world. The rest of revenue comes from equipment sales to professional producers and audio engineering services.
Executives
Revankar Shriram officer: SVP, Advanced Technology Group C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Prophet Tony A director 9 BERNICE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Couling John D officer: SVP, Entertainment C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Park Robert J officer: SVP & Chief Financial Officer C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Rollins Emily director C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Dagmar Dolby 2019 Trust Bb,dated July 22, 2019 10 percent owner 2515 SCOTT STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115
Sud Anjali director C/O VIMEO INC. 555 WEST 18TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10011
Dagmar Dolby 2018 Trust Bb, Dated June 20, 2018 10 percent owner 2515 SCOTT STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115
Nicholson Ryan officer: VP, Corporate Controller C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Pendleton Todd officer: SVP, Chief Marketing Officer 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Baker Giles officer: SVP, Consumer Entertainment 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Dagmar Dolby 2016 Trust Bb, Dated March 23, 2016 10 percent owner 2515 SCOTT STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115
Segars Simon director C/O DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Marital Trust Under Dolby Family Trust Dated May 7, 1999 10 percent owner 2515 SCOTT STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115
Dagmar Dolby Trust Under Dolby Family Trust Instrument Dated May 7, 1999 10 percent owner 2515 SCOTT STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115

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