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Dolby Reports Q3 2011 Results

Dolby Laboratories announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2011.

Dolby trades on the NYSE under the symbol DLB.

For more information visit: www.dolby.com


Unedited press release follows:

Dolby Laboratories Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results

SAN FRANCISCO–Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the Company’s financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2011.

For the third quarter, Dolby reported total revenue of $219.0 million, compared to $230.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

Third quarter GAAP net income was $61.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to $63.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, third quarter net income was $72.8 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared to $71.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010. Dolby’s non-GAAP measures exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangibles from business combinations, restructuring charges, and the related tax impact of these items.

“Fiscal third quarter licensing growth was led by broadcast and mobile, where we experienced the continued adoption of our formats globally,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dolby Laboratories. “In China, Dolby Digital Plus was included as an option in its final digital TV standard, and in Poland the leading free-to-air channel began broadcasting in Dolby Digital Plus.”

Financial Targets

For fiscal 2011, Dolby is now targeting revenue of $930 million to $955 million.

GAAP

For fiscal 2011, Dolby continues to target total gross margin of approximately 88 percent. Dolby is now targeting fiscal 2011 operating expenses of $410 million to $417 million and other income of approximately $9 million to $10 million. Dolby continues to target a tax rate of approximately 33 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. While stock-based compensation expense may vary based on factors such as stock price or volatility, Dolby is now targeting stock-based compensation expense for fiscal 2011 of approximately $44 million to $45 million. In addition, Dolby is now targeting charges related to the amortization of acquired intangibles for fiscal 2011 of approximately $15 million and continues to target restructuring charges of approximately $1 million to $2 million.

Non-GAAP

For fiscal 2011, Dolby continues to target total gross margin of approximately 89 percent. Dolby is now targeting fiscal 2011 operating expenses of $360 million to $365 million and other income of approximately $9 million to $10 million. Dolby continues to target a tax rate of approximately 33 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Dolby’s non-GAAP targets exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangibles from business combinations, restructuring charges, and the related tax impact of these items. The non-GAAP measures also exclude the one-time tax benefit resulting from the release of the deferred tax liability for the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Diluted Earnings per Share

Dolby continues to target diluted shares outstanding of approximately 113 million. These targets lead to an updated fiscal 2011 diluted earnings per share target range of $2.61 to $2.70 on a GAAP basis and $2.87 to $2.96 on a non-GAAP basis.

The Company’s Conference Call Information

Members of Dolby management will lead a conference call open to all interested parties to discuss Dolby Laboratories’ Q3 2011 fiscal year financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

Access to the teleconference will be available over the Internet from http://investor.dolby.com/medialist.cfm or by dialing 1-888-539-3679. International callers can access the conference call at 1-719-457-2662.

A replay of the call will be available from 5:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, August 4, 2011, until 9:00 p.m. PT on August 11, 2011, by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (international callers can access the replay by dialing 1-858-384-5517) and entering the confirmation code 7456510. An archived version of the teleconference will also be available on Dolby Laboratories’ website, www.dolby.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement Dolby’s financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Dolby provides non-GAAP financial measures of gross margin, operating expense, tax rate, and diluted earnings per share. These measures are adjusted to exclude the charges and expenses discussed above. Dolby presents such non-GAAP financial measures in reporting its financial results to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate Dolby’s operating results in a manner that focuses on what Dolby’s management believes to be its ongoing business operations. Dolby’s management believes it is useful for itself and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information that includes the impact of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations, restructuring charges, and the related tax impact of all of these items on the provision for income taxes, and the non-GAAP measures that exclude such information in order to assess the performance of Dolby’s business for planning and forecasting in subsequent periods. Dolby’s management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Whenever Dolby uses such a non-GAAP financial measure, it provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed above. Investors are also encouraged to review Dolby’s GAAP financial statements as reported in its SEC filings. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of this press release and on our investor relations website at http://investor.dolby.com/medialist.cfm.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to Dolby’s expectations regarding revenue, gross margin, operating expense, tax rate, stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges, and diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2011, and its statements regarding continued adoption of its formats, and the benefits that may be derived from them are “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and as a result of certain risks and uncertainties actual results may differ materially from those projected. The following important factors, without limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: risks that Dolby® technologies may not be included in future PC operating systems; risks associated with trends in the markets in which Dolby operates, including the personal computer, DVD and Blu-ray Disc™, broadcast, consumer electronics, gaming, mobile, and automobile markets; pricing pressures; risks that shifts from disc-based media to online media content could result in fewer devices with Dolby technologies; risks associated with the effects of macroeconomic conditions; the timing of Dolby’s receipt of royalty reports and/or payments from its licensees; Dolby’s accuracy of calculation of royalties due to its licensors; Dolby’s ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with industry participants; Dolby’s ability to develop and deliver innovative technologies in response to new and growing markets in the entertainment industry; competitive risks; risks associated with conducting business in China and other countries that have historically limited recognition and enforcement of intellectual property and contractual rights; risks associated with the health of the motion picture industry generally; the development and growth of the market for digital cinema and digital 3D and Dolby’s ability to successfully penetrate this market; Dolby’s ability to expand its business generally, and to expand its business beyond sound technologies to other technologies related to digital entertainment delivery, by acquiring and successfully integrating businesses or technologies; and other risks detailed in Dolby’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned “Risk Factors” in its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Dolby disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. S11/24673 DLB-F

DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Fiscal Quarter Ended Fiscal Year-to-Date Ended
June 25,
2010

July 1,
2011

June 25,
2010

July 1,
2011

(unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenue:
Licensing $ 170,326 $ 181,790 $ 532,045 $ 584,593
Product sales 52,651 28,395 140,147 100,769
Services 7,292 8,814 22,714 26,375
Total revenue 230,269 218,999 694,906 711,737
Cost of revenue:
Cost of licensing 3,719 4,095 13,282 13,827
Cost of products (1) 23,336 20,320 72,042 62,549
Cost of services (1) 3,407 3,518 10,554 9,153
Impairment of products provided under operating leases 9,594 - 9,594 -
Total cost of revenue 40,056 27,933 105,472 85,529
Gross margin 190,213 191,066 589,434 626,208
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 27,513 34,086 75,561 90,812
Sales and marketing (1) 36,527 36,726 93,635 112,488
General and administrative (1) 29,165 32,397 86,677 104,594
Restructuring charges, net 1,068 (48 ) 1,371 737
Total operating expenses 94,273 103,161 257,244 308,631
Operating income 95,940 87,905 332,190 317,577
Other income, net 2,142 2,546 6,200 6,434
Income before provision for income taxes 98,082 90,451 338,390 324,011
Provision for income taxes (34,394 ) (28,404 ) (118,890 ) (92,717 )
Net income including controlling interest 63,688 62,047 219,500 231,294
Less: net income attributable to controlling interest (236 ) (299 ) (1,064 ) (1,098 )
Net income attributable to Dolby Laboratories, Inc. $ 63,452 $ 61,748 $ 218,436 $ 230,196
Earnings per share attributable to Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (basic) $ 0.56 $ 0.55 $ 1.92 $ 2.06
Earnings per share attributable to Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (diluted) $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 1.89 $ 2.03
Weighted-average shares outstanding (basic) 113,254 111,494 113,775 111,893
Weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted) 115,282 112,349 115,780 113,165
(1) Stock-based compensation included above was classified as
follows:
Cost of products $ 126 $ 169 $ 305 $ 483
Cost of services 36 47 99 129
Research and development 1,869 2,632 4,613 7,566
Sales and marketing 2,573 3,429 6,522 9,792
General and administrative 3,540 4,639 9,476 14,946

DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
September 24,
2010
July 1,
2011
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 545,861 $ 594,604
Short-term investments 302,269 309,067
Accounts receivable, net 54,257 39,370
Inventories 28,338 23,416
Deferred taxes 102,758 91,401
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 26,930 36,058
Total current assets 1,060,413 1,093,916
Long-term investments 190,837 280,380
Property, plant and equipment, net 94,097 108,334
Intangible assets, net 67,019 55,463
Goodwill 264,580 268,009
Deferred taxes 19,948 18,811
Other non-current assets 14,878 6,314
Total assets $ 1,711,772 $ 1,831,227
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 148,214 $ 119,965
Income taxes payable 7,895 3,675
Deferred revenue 9,647 12,976
Total current liabilities 165,756 136,616
Long-term deferred revenue 12,775 14,850
Deferred taxes 11,547 621
Other non-current liabilities 27,015 23,274
Total liabilities 217,093 175,361
Stockholders’ equity:
Class A common stock 53 53
Class B common stock 59 58
Additional paid-in capital 329,902 255,575
Retained earnings 1,135,922 1,366,118
Accumulated other comprehensive income 7,801 11,895
Total stockholders’ equity – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. 1,473,737 1,633,699
Controlling interest 20,942 22,167
Total stockholders’ equity 1,494,679 1,655,866
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,711,772 $ 1,831,227
DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Fiscal Quarter Ended Fiscal Year-to-Date Ended

June 25,
2010

July 1,
2011

June 25,
2010
July 1,
2011
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
Operating activities:
Net income including controlling interest $ 63,688 $ 62,047 $ 219,500 $ 231,294

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 8,151 12,930 25,545 33,975
Stock-based compensation 8,144 10,916 21,015 32,916
Amortization of premium on investments 2,406 4,570 6,384 12,375
Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options (6,606 ) (1,338 ) (16,890 ) (12,643 )
Provision for doubtful accounts 27 (28 ) (181 ) 828
Losses on Put Rights 3,755 - 6,506 -
Gains on auction rate certificates (4,687 )

-

(7,601 ) -
Deferred income taxes (11,352 ) 2,045 (21,782 ) 1,573

Impairment of products provided under operating leases

9,594

-

9,594

-

Payment on litigation settlement (3,000 ) (3,000 ) (3,000 ) (3,000 )
Other non-cash items affecting net income 1,241 18 2,007 175
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (3,148 ) 34,283 (24,595 ) 14,065
Inventories (6,504 ) 7,965 (4,087 ) 4,927
Prepaid expenses and other assets 2,467 (3,003 ) 15,730 (6,718 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 17,461 (13,738 ) 23,759 (27,789 )
Income taxes, net (1,609 ) 5,766 31,903 6,386
Deferred revenues (4,744 ) 3,412 (24,282 ) 5,400
Other non-current liabilities (315 ) (278 ) (74 ) 395
Net cash provided by operating activities 74,969 122,567 259,451 294,159
Investing activities:
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (179,439 ) (86,788 ) (556,172 ) (454,795 )

Proceeds from sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities

287,159 107,243 519,857 345,619
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (6,989 ) (10,782 ) (24,882 ) (30,334 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired - - - (3,350 )
Other investments (700 ) - (825 ) -

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment and assets
held for sale

- 280 - 3,077
Net cash used in investing activities 100,031 9,953 (62,022 ) (139,783 )
Financing activities:

Repayment of long-term debt

(402 ) - (1,192 ) -

Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock (Employee Stock
Purchase Plan)

2,139 2,893 4,060 5,429
Net proceeds from exercise of stock options 13,790 4,812 32,948 17,491
Repurchase of common stock (94,524 ) (67,376 ) (177,648 ) (142,500 )

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options

6,606 1,338 16,890 12,643
Net cash used in financing activities (72,391 ) (58,333 ) (124,942 ) (106,937 )
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash (860 ) 149 (5,067 ) 1,304
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents 101,749 74,336 67,420 48,743
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 417,349 520,268 451,678 545,861
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 519,098 $ 594,604 $ 519,098 $ 594,604

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In millions, except per share data)
The following tables show the Company’s third quarter of fiscal
years 2010 and 2011 GAAP financial measures reconciled to non-GAAP
financial measures included in this release:
Net income: Fiscal Quarter Ended

June 25,
2010

July 1,
2011

GAAP net income $ 63.5 $ 61.7
Stock-based compensation 8.1 10.9
Amortization of acquired intangibles 2.5 5.2
Restructuring charges, net 1.1 -
Income tax adjustments (4.1 ) (5.0 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 71.1 $ 72.8
Diluted earnings per share: Fiscal Quarter Ended
June 25,
2010
July 1,
2011
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.55 $ 0.55
Stock-based compensation 0.07 0.10
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.02 0.05
Restructuring charges, net 0.01 -
Income tax adjustments (0.03 ) (0.05 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.62 $ 0.65
Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 115 112
The following tables show the Company’s fiscal year 2011 GAAP
financial targets reconciled to non-GAAP financial targets included
in this release (numbers are approximate):
Gross margin:
Fiscal Year 2011
GAAP gross margin 88 %
Stock-based compensation 0 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 1 %
Non-GAAP gross margin 89 %
Products gross margin: Fiscal Year 2011
Low High
GAAP products gross margin 37 % 38 %
Stock-based compensation 1 % 1 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 1 % 1 %
Non-GAAP products gross margin 39 % 40 %
Operating expenses: Fiscal Year 2011
Low High
GAAP operating expenses $ 410 $ 417
Stock-based compensation (43 ) (44 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles (6 ) (6 )
Restructuring charges, net (1 ) (2 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 360 $ 365
Diluted earnings per share: Fiscal Year 2011
Low High
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 2.61 $ 2.70
Stock-based compensation 0.39 0.40
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.14 0.14
Restructuring charges, net 0.01 0.01
Income tax adjustments (0.28 ) (0.29 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 2.87 $ 2.96
Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 113 113
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