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Last $56.31 USD
Change Today +0.15 / 0.27%
Volume 381.8K
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plantronics inc (PLT) Snapshot

Open
$56.55
Previous Close
$56.16
Day High
$56.60
Day Low
$56.05
52 Week High
06/22/15 - $58.66
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $42.65
Market Cap
2.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
377.3K
EPS TTM
$2.52
Shares Outstanding
38.6M
EX-Date
05/18/15
P/E TM
22.4x
Dividend
$0.60
Dividend Yield
1.07%
Current Stock Chart for PLANTRONICS INC (PLT)

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plantronics inc (PLT) Details

Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand worldwide. The company also manufactures and markets specialty telephone products under the Clarity brand. Its primary products include corded and cordless communication headsets; audio processors; telephone systems; Bluetooth and corded products; personal computer and gaming headsets; and specialty products, including speakerphones, amplified captioned phones, amplified corded phones, personal listeners, and alarm clocks for hearing impaired individuals. The company designs its products for various markets and applications, such as enterprise and home offices, contact centers, mobile phones and smartphones, computer and gaming, residential, and other specialty applications. Plantronics, Inc. sells products through a network of distributors, retailers, wireless carriers, original equipment manufacturers, and telephony service providers. Plantronics, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.

3,397 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/15/15
Founded in 1961

plantronics inc (PLT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $718.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $358.8K
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice P...
Total Annual Compensation: $416.3K
Senior Vice President and Managing Director o...
Total Annual Compensation: $337.6K
Senior Vice President of Sales
Total Annual Compensation: $395.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

plantronics inc (PLT) Key Developments

Plantronics Unveils Wireless Stereo Headset with ANC Technology

Plantronics, Inc. has unveiled Voyager Focus UC, a wireless bluetooth stereo headset with active noise-cancellation, or ANC, technology reportedly designed to reduce noise and distraction in open and remote workspaces. A premium product for unified communications (UC) and multimedia applications, Voyager Focus UC was designed for enterprise workers in an open office or other loud environments, who want to eliminate background noise on calls or during focus time. The headset provides all day comfort and includes intuitive smart sensor technology, audio alerts, and wideband audio and hi-fi stereo sound for an outstanding calling/music experience. The Voyager Focus UC headsets high-quality design provides superior audio on both sides of the call. The immersive on-the-ear design means that many high frequency noises like office sounds and voices are reduced in volume. Wearers will find that low frequency sounds, like air conditioners, are reduced through ANC. In order to reduce the noise that is transmitted and overheard by others, three precisely-tuned microphones and noise-canceling algorithms reduce noise caused by keyboard clatter, close-talkers, and movement, while optimizing voice intelligibility. This means others hear the wearer's voice, not their surroundings. The highlights of the new Voyager Focus UC include: Extended Bluetooth range, Worry-free mute assurance, Comfort and durability, On-board sensors and UC-ready. Class 1 Bluetooth with adaptive power delivers up to 150 feet of wireless range while preserving battery life. Dynamic Mute Alert technology an industry first senses speech and then alerts that the mute function is still active. Additionally, the headset will automatically mute when a user takes it off and unmute when it's put back on. Leatherette ear cushions wrapped around pillow-soft memory foam deliver all-day comfort, while a cushioned metal headband provides durability and helps maintain a comfortable, secure fit. On-board sensors create an intuitive and "smart" user experience. Examples include answering a call by simply putting the headset on and pausing mobile audio when the headset is taken off and restarting it when replaced. Rigorous testing of the Voyager Focus UC with the predominant collaboration solutions from Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, and Huawei ensures the best possible experience when using these applications.

Plantronics, Inc. Introduces RIG 500 Series of PC Gaming Headsets

Plantronics, Inc. announced that it has introduced the RIG 500 Series, the PC gaming headsets. The RIG 500 Series - PC gaming headsets is engineered specifically for the intensity of e-sports. Uniquely constructed with interchangeable components, the RIG 500 series can be configured for precise fit, extraordinary comfort, peerless game audio in any environment, and personalized style. Endorsed by ESL, the RIG 500 Series provides competitive gamers and aspiring professionals a flexible audio solution that adapts to their needs. The RIG 500 Series system includes components such as vented-air and sound-isolating ear cups, several colors of headbands, mobile stereo cables, a digital USB adapter with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and 24-bit audio support. RIG 500 Series headsets will be available worldwide beginning in August 2015. RIG 500 was designed from the ground up for e-sports enthusiasts and competitors, with finely tuned components focused on flexibility and personalized choice. When designing the headset, engineers stripped the product to bare bones, judiciously constructing only components with specific audio performance and comfort goals in mind. Beginning with an ultra-light, super-flexible and incredibly durable frame, Plantronics designers created a headset that fits the broadest range of gamers possible without unnecessary complexity or weight. With small, medium and large attach points for ear cups and a self-adjusting headband, RIG 500 Series headsets provide exceptional comfort and fit. Two different sets of available ear cups round out the customization: Vented for maximum breathability and heat dissipation, reducing listening fatigue and pressure, and Isolating for complete immersion, reducing background noise and enabling players to focus. The premium RIG 500E is a complete e-sports audio solution, and prominently features the ESL logo as the company's visible endorsement of the headset. Additionally, materials included in the box give aspiring e-sports competitors everything they need to know to get started on their path to pro gaming glory. RIG 500 Series customization does not end with fit and the right ear cups for the right environment. Players and teams can personalize their RIG 500 Series headset with team colors, logos, patterns and finishes (such as camo and carbon fiber) at Plantronics.com for a truly custom look. All RIG 500 Series headsets feature 40mm drivers paired with low-frequency resonators for crisp highs and boosted bass. Flip-to-mute booms fitted with noise-canceling microphones provide exceptional voice communication. Gamers can choose the sound they want with editions offering analog stereo or USB Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with support for 24-bit high-resolution media. For competitive players on any platform, the RIG 500 Series works with PC/Mac, console controllers, smartphones and tablets.

Plantronics Updates on Proposed $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes and Amendment and Restatement of Senior Credit Facility

Plantronics reported that it intends to offer, subject to market and other considerations, $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 (the Notes) through an offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. In a release on May 18, the Company noted that in connection with the offering of Notes, Plantronics has entered into an amended and restated senior credit facility to, among other things, reduce the commitments under Plantronics' existing senior credit facility from $200 million to $100 million in aggregate principal amount and to permit the issuance of the Notes. The amended and restated senior credit facility will become effective concurrently with the closing of the Notes. Plantronics intends to use approximately $151 million of the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to repay all outstanding amounts under its senior credit facility. Pursuant to Plantronics's return of capital policy announced on March 4, Plantronics intends to use the remaining net proceeds from the offering for share repurchases and general corporate purposes.

 

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