Why Dolby Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, audio technology specialist Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dolby and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Dolby facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1965)

Market Cap

$3.3 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$926.3 million


CEO Kevin Yeaman (since 2009)

CFO Lewis Chew (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$795.3 million / $0



SRS Labs


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,028 members who have rated Dolby believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, hend6, succinctly summed up the Dolby bull case for our community:

A very strong balance sheet with a pretty good income statement. Their technologies are everywhere, and presumably they will keep trying to innovate and keep a presence in as many places as possible. May not be terrific for growth, but should stay strong and have no problems maintaining.

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  • Report this Comment On February 01, 2013, at 8:49 PM, baby88fool wrote:

    Respectfully but I wonder why an article with such a title "Why Dolby Is Poised to Outperform" is published why giving no specific clue for Dolby to outperform other than to state the members have voted for that.

  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2013, at 12:38 PM, mountain8 wrote:

    Good point. Seems the only answer given "Why Dolby is poised..." is that so many of us fools have rated it 5 star. Is that hubris? Or arrogance? Or just so they can mark the number of "hits" the article gets. Maybe the writer gets paid only for the number of hits their sensationalist headlines generates. Bad form.

  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2013, at 12:42 PM, mountain8 wrote:

    "May not be terrific for growth". Even their example of support is not only just an opinion, but, the quote from it doesn't sound like its poised for anything.

  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2013, at 8:53 PM, baby88fool wrote:

    Totally agreed, mountain 8. Why reaction after the article was "the title's kinda misleading, isn't it?"

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