Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Dolby facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Francisco (1965)

Market Cap

$5.6 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$719.5 million


CEO Kevin Yeaman (since 2009)
CFO Murray Demo (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$735.5 million / $7.4 million


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 3,286 members who have rated Dolby believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include fiesta0923 and weberse.

Just last week, fiesta0923 compared Dolby to another market share dominator: "I see this stock as vastly similar to [Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)], without the continuous lawsuits from competition and government. Its label is all over the electronic equipment in my house and in retailers."

In an earlier pitch, weberse also singled out the stock as a sound investment:

Dolby Laboratories should gain a great deal of market share in the coming years due to the growing demand for good audio products in PCs, TVs, phones, electronics, cinemas, and other growing media instruments. As more companies try to please the customers with additional features and great sound … [Dolby] stands as a leader in audio technology and thru its patents it will generate new revenues from other companies that want to use its technologies.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Dolby, Apple, and Netflix are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. First Solar is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. Microsoft and Intel are selections of both Motley Fool Options and Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.