Dolby Laboratories

  • Do These Media Technology Stocks Offer Opportunities?

    By Damian Illia - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, IMAX, SIRI

    As technology offers consumers new forms of entertainment, it also creates new opportunities for business.  Yet, technology moves fast, and golden opportunities can quickly turn obsolete if firms don’t catch up. Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) are three companies that made a fortune out of applying new technologies in the shifting media field and now face different growth prospects. Let’s more »

  • An Entertainment Firm to Discover

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DISCA, DLB, DWA

    Entertainment companies are among the most fun in which to invest. Why? Because they are a part of everyday life. That's why I'm excited to see consumer spending on the rise, because that means big profits for these businesses.

    Discovery Communications in the developing world

    Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA) is getting it done both in America and throughout the world. After living in Costa Rica for three months more »

  • Three Companies You Should Avoid After Earnings

    By Jayson Derrick - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, N, ZNGA

    Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Zynga's liquidity position and management.

    Earning season provides investors with the opportunity to gain insight in to not only how a company has performed recently but also whether the company is heading in the right direction. The companies I discuss below should be avoided, either because of a negative outlook or simply because the upside is limited.

    Second quarter results more »

  • Add Some Entertainment to Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Joseph Harry - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, IMAX, RGC

    Looking to add some fun and entertainment into your portfolio? Maybe owning a movie theater would help. Movie-makers are betting big this year to attract the crowds, with 50% more big blockbusters coming out this summer. Twenty-two big-budget movies are scheduled to come out, in fact. The Wall Street Journal thinks that there may even be a "glut this summer" in blockbusters. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment more »

  • The Road to Short-Circuiting Your Portfolio?

    By Chris Hodge - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: APH, DLB, MOLX

    Getting into mid-cap stocks is a weird place. On the one hand, they tend to have less room to grow than their tiny counterparts. While Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is only a $3.2 billion company by market cap, it's still larger than a lot of companies and is thus less likely to experience a huge upsurge in spite of turning 26% profit margins that could easily go into more »

  • How You Can Profit From the Mobile Revolution Without Picking Sides

    By Joseph Harry - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, DLB, QCOM

    The mobile revolution is expected to continue on full-steam. Research firm Canalys is expecting global shipments of mobile devices to reach 2.6 billion units by the year 2016, with the overall mobile devices market advancing 8% in growth annually. The firm sees tablets and smartphones growing quickest, with annual growth rates of 35% and 18% respectively. You can argue all day long who will "win," who will be more »

  • Love Amazon But Hate Its Valuation? Gain Exposure With These 3 Stocks Instead

    By Joseph Harry - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GLW, DLB, MSFT

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a great company, and I use their online store and services frequently. The stock is a different story. With a forward P/E of around 72, negative EPS robbing it of a P/E (TTM) ratio, and no dividend- it isn't exactly my kind of stock. I also realize that many look at the company's tremendous growth potential and are willing to pay for more »

  • Could Big Dumb Money Equal Profitable Post-Panic Rebounds?

    By Charlie Wagner - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, AAPL, DLB, TPX, BA

    A few days into my experiment with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and I am watching with rapt fascination.  Fits my theory well.   Could this classic panic behavior be explained by part of the nervous Apple flock flushing followed by instant transactions from Big Dumb Money (BDM) as postulated by David Gardner?  I just happened to come across the December 2012 Stock Advisor paper newsletter today.  Pure serendipity, but there I was more »

  • How I Made 60% and Lost 50% in Fundamentally Sound Companies

    By Ser Jing Chong - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, PNRA | Editor's Choice

    Mary Buffett’s Buffettology series of books have been a wonderful gift for students of Warren Buffett’s school of investing and in them, an often repeated theme would be a consistent trend of growing earnings as an important criteria in seeking winning investments. In the Motley Fool community, I have been exposed to many different investing styles from various posts by different members, but I have always had an more »

  • 3 Undervalued Picks From A Top Value Investor

    By Federico Zaldua - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: DLB, GME, ZZ, TPX

    In this article I analyze Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Partners. Known for his Magic Formula Investing, and founder of the New York Securities Auction Corporation (NYSAC), Greenblatt is founder and managing partner of Gotham Capital. He is the author of two investment books, including The little Book that Beats the Market. Greenblatt tries to find both cheap and good companies. He looks for value with a catalyst. Greenblatt likes special more »

  • Silver Screen Showdown - Making The Movies Happen

    By Ash Anderson - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: CNK, DLB, IMAX, SNE

    I went to see The Hobbit in cinemas, it was great! As a big moviegoer and an investor, I decided to take a look at the companies that make the on screen experience happen. Ignoring the massive media conglomerates that make and produce the movies we see, I decided instead to look at the folks I like to call “Experience Creators.” Those experience creators are IMAX (NYSE: IMAX), RealD (NYSE: RLDmore »)

  • Is Dolby as Cheap as it Seems?

    By Steve Symington - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, CMGE, DLB, DTSI | Editor's Choice

    As a starting point in my continuous search for new ideas, I often look for companies with strong earnings yields and great returns on invested capital.  Why?  Companies with high returns on invested capital generally possess durable competitive advantages and demonstrate a knack for creating value for shareholders.  When these companies also sport good earnings yields, they represent great potential opportunities for investors to beat the market.  

    Skeptical?  You don more »

  • For Your Eyes Only..

    By Cecil Sales - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: APKT, DLB

    If you love sound fundamentals, that is. Here is a list of companies whose quick ratio and price to earnings ratio is greater than 5. Most of these companies have little or no debt which is a very alluring factor in case of an adverse environment.


    Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is in the Technology - Diversified Electronics sub-industry with a $3.47B market cap and a quick ratio of 6 more »

  • The Other China Mobile Deal (That Didn't Involve Nokia)

    By Joseph Harry - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, CMGE, DLB, NOK, QCOM

    China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) is the world's largest cellular company, with over 700 million subscribers.  Nokia  (NYSE: NOK) has recently formed a partnership with the company, and will be providing its high-end Lumia 920T smartphone through China Mobile- something even Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) hasn't been able to accomplish. Nokia seems to be the future beneficiary of a large amount of Chinese smartphone growth, beating out the iPhone. By more »

  • 3 Risks Dolby Investors Should Worry About

    By William Bias - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, DLB, MSFT

    Dolby (NYSE: DLB), an audio technology company, faces jeopardy from multiple corners. Dolby’s revenue declined 3% for fiscal year 2012. The blame rests solely on softening demand for devices carrying Dolby’s technology. Bright spots such as increasing sales of Dolby compatible televisions in emerging markets and increasing adoption of Dolby technology in the mobile and gaming arena do exist. However, I found three risks in Dolby’s form 10K that investors should be deeply concerned about

  • “Magic Formula” Creator Joel Greenblatt’s Latest Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 22, 2012 | Tickers: CSCO, DLB, GME, RTN, UTHR

    Joel Greenblatt isn’t a household name like Warren Buffett, but he’s well known in the value investing community. He has written several books on investing, including You Can Be A Stock Market Genius, and has been developing a “Magic Formula” quantitative strategy. Some of his investing activity is reported to the SEC (and then released to the general public) in 13F filings about seven weeks after the end more »

  • Don’t like 3-D Movies, Deal With it, Because They are Here to Stay

    By Ryan Guenette - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: DLB, IMAX, RLD

    "With digital 3D projection, we will be entering a new age of cinema. Audiences will be seeing something which was never technically possible before the age of digital cinema - a stunning visual experience which `turbocharges` the viewing of the biggest, must-see movies. The biggest action, visual effects and fantasy movies will soon be shot in 3D. And all-CG animated films can easily be converted to 3D, without additional cost if more »

  • Why Cartoon Animals Wear Gloves

    By Jon Quast - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: DLB, DWA, RLD, DIS | Editor's Choice

    "Did you ever wonder why we are always like...wearing gloves?" - An Extremely Goofy Movie

    Well, did you ever wonder why cartoon characters are gloves?  Surely the animators couldn't possibly think it to be a good reflection of reality.  Really, who wears gloves at all?  Besides a butler and perhaps the Queen, no one wears white gloves.  Yet Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and even the Super more »

  • Everyone Loves Explosions! (Profits, Too)

    By T. M. Loyd - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, DLB, IMAX, RLD

    It's our tendency to always want bigger, better, more exciting experiences, and film has sought to deliver, decade after decade. The latest sweeping, truly cinematic films like The Dark Knight Rises have used IMAX' (NYSE: IMAX) proprietary technology to accomplish their impressive and overwhelming cinematography. Director Christopher Nolan's express disinterest in 3D for his trilogy, even as the technology saw increasing use across the industry and internationally, has more »

  • The New Frontier is Real

    By William Bias - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, DLB, MSFT

    As a Dolby Laboratories (Nyse:dlb) investor and blogger who covers the company you can imagine my delight when I received an e-mail from their investor relations department that says their Dolby Digital Plus technology is going to be included in the new Kindle Fire HD from Amazon (Nasdaq:amzn). In Dolby’s last form 10-Q they talked about how they were looking to the future by developing audio technologies for tablets and smart phones.  Up until the Sept. 6 announcement, I thought Dolby was putting all of their eggs in one basket with Microsoft’s (Nasdaq:msft) Windows 8 and creating a coin toss that depends on the success and failure of that one product. The Amazon announcement cemented in my mind that the new frontier of sound technology (at least for smart tablets) is real.

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