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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. creates audio, imaging, and communication technologies that transform entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work, and on mobile devices. The company develops and licenses its audio technologies, including Dolby Digital Plus for digital television, mobile, and Internet-based content service applications; Dolby Digital, a digital audio coding technology that provides multichannel sound in the home and theaters; and AAC & HE-AAC, which are high quality audio coding technologies used for broadcast, download, and streaming content. Its audio technologies also comprise Dolby TrueHD, an audio delivery technology for content providers; Dolby Atmos, an object-oriented platform providing unparalleled precision and flexibility in sound placement to deliver immersive sound; and Dolby Voice, an audio conferencing technology. In addition, the company designs and manufactures audio and imaging products consisting of digital cinema products, digital 3D products, Dolby Atmos processors, and broadcast products for the film production, cinema, and television broadcast industries. Further, it offers an array of services to support theatrical and television production for cinema exhibition, broadcast, and home entertainment. The company serves film studios, content creators, post-production facilities, cinema operators, broadcasters, and video game designers. It sells its products directly to the end users, as well as through dealers and distributors worldwide. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in San Francisco, California.

1,667 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/18/14
Founded in 1965

dolby laboratories inc-cl a (DLB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $669.9K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $450.1K
Executive Vice President of Advanced Technolo...
Total Annual Compensation: $434.1K
General Counsel, Executive Vice President and...
Total Annual Compensation: $400.2K
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $292.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

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Dolby Laboratories Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2015

Dolby Laboratories announced earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. For the quarter, the company’s non-GAAP EPS were $0.56. Sales were $234.238 million. Operating income was $53.5 million on a GAAP basis or 22.9% of revenue and $76.1 million on a non-GAAP basis or 32.5% revenue. Net income was $41.4 million on a GAAP basis or 17.7% of revenue and was $58.5 million on a non-GAAP basis or 25% of revenue. Diluted earnings per share were $0.40 on a GAAP basis compared to $0.44 in the fourth quarter and $0.43 in first quarter of last year. And on a non-GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share were $0.56 compared to $0.58 in fourth quarter and $0.59 in first quarter of last year. For fiscal year 2015, sales are seen between $970 million to $1 billion, in line with forecasts for $984.90 million. Operating expenses are estimated to range from $664 million to $674 million on a GAAP basis and from $585 million to $595 million on a non-GAAP basis. Gross margins on a non-GAAP basis will range from 89% to 90% with non-GAAP gross margins. Effective tax rate for the year is estimated to range from 24% to 26%. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company expects sales of between $260 million to $270 million and non-GAAP EPS of between $0.60 and $0.66. Gross margin in the second quarter is estimated to range from 90% to 91% on a GAAP basis and 91% to 92% on a non-GAAP basis. Operating expenses in the second quarter are projected to range from $171 million to $175 million on a GAAP basis and from $152 million to $156 million on a non-GAAP basis. Effective tax rate is estimated to range from 25% to 26% on both the GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Diluted earnings per share are projected to range from $0.45 to $0.51 on a GAAP basis and from $0.60 to $0.66 on a non-GAAP basis.

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of Class A and Class B Common Stock, Payable on February 10, 2015

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of Class A and Class B common stock, payable on February 10, 2015, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 2, 2015.

Sigma Designs, Inc. Announces Collaboration with Dolby Laboratories

Sigma Designs Inc. has announced a collaboration with Dolby Laboratories to bring enhanced 4K Ultra HD, or UHD, and HD TV to consumers. Dolby Vision, now supported on the Sigma HiDTV PRO-SX6 (STV7603) and SX7(STV7701) Smart TV chipsets, is a new imaging technology that helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver a dramatically different visual experience - astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color - that brings entertainment to life via over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications. By integrating support for Dolby Vision and the enhanced high dynamic range (HDR) visual experience the technology enables, Sigma's SoCs allow TV manufacturers, service providers, and content owners to deliver pristine content with astounding detail and realism. These improvements in quality are critical for new and emerging services in both HD and UHD. The STV7603 requires an external FPGA and STV7701 provides a fully integrated solution.


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