Dolby Laboratories Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

(May 6, 2021) – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the company’s financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021. For the second quarter, Dolby reported total revenue of $319.6 million, compared to $351.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

“We continue to see growing momentum in the number of Dolby experiences being enabled by our partners across a broad range of content,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO, Dolby Laboratories. “We have expanded our reach within music and gaming, and Dolby.io is opening the door to bring Dolby to more content experiences.”

Second quarter GAAP net income was $76.2 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $88.5 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. On a non-GAAP basis, second quarter net income was $94.8 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, compared to $106.6 million, or $1.04 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Second quarter cash flows from operations was $83.5 million, compared to $65.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. A complete listing of Dolby’s non-GAAP measures are described and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.

COVID-19
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 second 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.

Dividend
Today, Dolby announced a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of Class A and Class B common stock, payable on May 25, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 17, 2021.

Financial Outlook
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 it remains uncertain when and where cinemas will resume operating at full capacity.

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 second quarter of fiscal 2021, filed on or around the date hereof.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2021
Dolby is providing the following estimates for its third quarter of fiscal 2021:

  • Total revenue is estimated to range from $260 million to $290 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 $210 million to $220 million on a GAAP basis and from $185 million to $195 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 $0.15 to $0.30 on a GAAP basis and from $0.37 to $0.52 on a non-GAAP basis
  • Second Half of Fiscal 2021
    Dolby is also providing the following estimate for its second half of fiscal 2021:

  • Total revenue is estimated to range from $560 million to $600 million
  • For the full report, click here.

    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.

    Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Cinema, Dolby.io, and the double-D symbol are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. DLB-F

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