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Dolby Laboratories Operating Margin %

: 14.51% (As of Mar. 2022)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Dolby Laboratories's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $49 Mil. Dolby Laboratories's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $334 Mil. Therefore, Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 14.51%.

Good Sign:

Dolby Laboratories Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

The historical rank and industry rank for Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

DLB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.36   Med: 23.86   Max: 38.93
Current: 18.68


DLB's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
87.35% of 2648 companies
in the Software industry
Industry Median: 3.01 vs DLB: 18.68

Dolby Laboratories's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 1.10% per year.

Dolby Laboratories's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $49 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $235 Mil.


Dolby Laboratories Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin % 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.

* Premium members only.

Dolby Laboratories Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 24.07 17.36 23.65 18.98 26.60

Dolby Laboratories Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Operating Margin % 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 26.26 19.61 13.93 25.73 14.51

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution

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

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



Dolby Laboratories Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Sep. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2021 )
=340.759 / 1281.256
=26.60 %

Dolby Laboratories's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2022 )
=48.512 / 334.371
=14.51 %

* 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) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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Dolby Laboratories Business Description

Dolby Laboratories logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
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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