Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the company’s financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. For the first quarter, Dolby reported total revenue of $389.9 million, compared to $291.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020.
“We had a good start to the fiscal year with solid financial results and ongoing progress across our growth initiatives,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos continue to grow across more devices and services, including new focus areas like music and gaming, and we are in the early days of enabling a broader range of applications and services as we increase our engagement with developers through Dolby.io.”
First quarter GAAP net income was $135.2 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $48.8 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. On a non-GAAP basis, first quarter net income was $153.3 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, compared to $65.5 million, or $0.64 per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. First quarter cash flows from operations was $82.2 million, compared to $31.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020. First quarter GAAP results included a pre-tax gain of $13.9 million related to the sale of property previously classified as held for sale. A complete listing of Dolby’s non-GAAP measures are described and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.
Dolby continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our company. The safety and well-being of our employees and supporting our communities continue to be priorities. Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, our revenue continues to be impacted across various markets within licensing and products and services. The implications of COVID-19 on our future results of operations remain uncertain.
We expect continued uncertainty in global financial markets. Dolby’s financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 rely on estimates of royalty-based revenue that take into consideration the macroeconomic effect of global events, including COVID-19, which may impact supply chain activities and consumer demand for electronic products.
Today, Dolby announced a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of Class A and Class B common stock, payable on February 19, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2021.
The volume of shipments, aggregated across various end markets and devices, continues to be impacted and difficult to predict because of economic uncertainty due to COVID-19. The global cinema market has been adversely impacted by COVID-19, and we anticipate that cinema sites and the production of content could continue to be negatively affected through fiscal 2021 or longer.
Our actual results could differ materially from the estimates we are providing due in part to the challenging economic environment and highly uncertain effects of COVID-19. The estimates we are providing for future periods reflect certain assumptions about the potential impact of COVID-19, based upon a consideration of external and internal data and information. For more information, see “Forward-Looking Statements” in this press release for a description of certain risks that we face, and the section captioned “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, filed on or around the date hereof.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2021
Dolby is providing the following estimates for its second quarter of fiscal 2021:
Total revenue is estimated to range from $280 million to $310 million
Gross margin percentages are anticipated to range from 88% to 89% on a GAAP basis and from 89% to 90% on a non-GAAP basis
Operating expenses are anticipated to range from $200 million to $210 million on a GAAP basis and from $175 million to $185 million on a non-GAAP basis
Effective tax rate is anticipated to range from 20% to 21% on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis
Diluted earnings per share is anticipated to range from $0.36 to $0.51 on a GAAP basis and from $0.57 to $0.72 on a non-GAAP basis
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About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is based in San Francisco, California with offices around the globe. From movies and TV shows, to apps, music, sports and gaming, Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. We partner with artists, storytellers, developers, and businesses to revolutionize entertainment and communications with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Cinema, and Dolby.io.
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