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Dolby Laboratories Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced the Company's financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2018. For the second quarter, Dolby reported total revenue of $301.4 million, compared to $267.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

/EIN News/ -- “We had another solid quarter with growth in several areas,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO, Dolby Laboratories. “Both Samsung and Huawei adopted Dolby Atmos into their mobile phones, and we have continued expansion of Dolby Cinema entering Japan and adding another major exhibitor in China.”

Second quarter GAAP net income was $70.6 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to net income of $50.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. On a non-GAAP basis, second quarter net income was $83.5 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to $65.1 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Dolby's non-GAAP measures are described and reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measures at the end of this release.

Dividend

Today, Dolby announced a cash dividend of $0.16 per share of Class A and Class B common stock, payable on May 16, 2018, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 7, 2018.

Financial Outlook

Q3 Fiscal 2018

Dolby is providing the following estimates for its third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2018:

  • Total revenue will range from $310 million to $320 million
  • Gross margin percentages will be between 88.5 percent and 89.5 percent on a GAAP basis and between 89.5 percent and 90.5 percent on a non-GAAP basis
  • Operating expenses will be between $190 million and $194 million on a GAAP basis and between $172 million and $176 million on a non-GAAP basis
  • Diluted earnings per share will be between $0.64 and $0.70 on a GAAP basis and between $0.78 and $0.84 on a non-GAAP basis
  • Effective tax rate will be between 20 percent and 23 percent on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis

Fiscal Year 2018

Dolby is providing the following estimates for its fiscal 2018:

  • Total revenue will range from $1.165 billion to $1.185 billion
  • Gross margin percentages will be between 87.5 percent and 88.5 percent on a GAAP basis and between 88.5 percent and 89.5 percent on a non-GAAP basis
  • Operating expenses will range from $744 million to $749 million on a GAAP basis and from $670 million to $675 million on a non-GAAP basis
  • The ongoing tax rate for the remainder of fiscal 2018 will be between 20 percent to 23 percent on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis

Conference Call Information

Members of Dolby management will lead a conference call open to all interested parties to discuss Q2 fiscal 2018 financial results for Dolby Laboratories at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Access to the teleconference will be available over the Internet from http://investor.dolby.com/events.cfm or by dialing 1-800-239-9838. International callers can access the conference call at 1-323-794-2551.

A replay of the call will be available from 5:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, until 9:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (international callers can access the replay by dialing 1-412-317-6671) and entering the confirmation code 5963100. An archived version of the teleconference will also be available on the Dolby Laboratories website, http://investor.dolby.com/events.cfm.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement Dolby's financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Dolby provides certain non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate Dolby's operating results in a manner that focuses on what Dolby's management believes to be its ongoing business operations. Specifically, we exclude the following as adjustments from one or more of our non-GAAP financial measures:

Stock-based compensation expense:  Stock-based compensation, unlike cash-based compensation, utilizes subjective and complex assumptions in the methodologies used to value the various stock-based award types that we grant. These assumptions may differ from those used by other companies. To facilitate more meaningful comparisons between our underlying operating results and those of other companies, we exclude stock-based compensation expense.

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles:  We amortize intangible assets acquired in connection with acquisitions. These intangible assets consist of patents and technology, customer relationships, and other intangibles. We record amortization charges relating to these intangible assets in our GAAP financial statements, and we view these charges as items arising from pre-acquisition activities that are determined by the timing and valuation of our acquisitions. As these amortization charges do not directly correlate to our operations during any particular period, and often remain unchanged between reporting periods, we exclude these charges to facilitate an evaluation of our current operating results and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Restructuring charges:  Restructuring charges are costs associated with a formal restructuring plan and primarily relate to employee severance benefits and asset impairments. We exclude restructuring costs, including any adjustments to charges recorded in prior periods, as we believe that these costs are not representative of our normal operating activities and therefore, excluding these amounts enables a more effective comparison to our past operating performance.

Income tax adjustments:  We believe that excluding the income tax effect of the aforementioned non-GAAP adjustments provides a more accurate view of our underlying operating results to management and investors.

Impact from U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform):  The enactment of Tax Reform requires estimates based on Dolby's current understanding of the new tax laws. These charges are the result of a discrete and infrequent event that are not representative of current operating results and therefore, excluding these amounts enables a more effective comparison to our past operating performance.

Using the aforementioned adjustments, Dolby provides various non-GAAP financial measures including, but not limited to: non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP effective tax rate. Dolby's management believes it is useful for itself and investors to review both GAAP and non-GAAP measures to assess the performance of Dolby's business. Dolby's management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Whenever Dolby uses non-GAAP financial measures, it provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measures. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as detailed above. Investors are also encouraged to review Dolby's GAAP financial statements as reported in its US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of this press release and on the Dolby Laboratories investor relations website, http://investor.dolby.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements relating to Dolby's expected financial results for Q3 fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2018, our ability to advance our long-term objectives and future dividend payments are "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, and as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those projected. The following important factors, without limitation, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: risks associated with trends in the markets in which Dolby operates, including the Broadcast, PC, Consumer Electronics, Mobile, Cinema, and Other Markets; the loss of, or reduction in sales by, a key customer or licensee; pricing pressures; risks associated with the rate at which OEMs include optical disc playback in Windows® devices and the rate of consumer adoption of Windows operating systems; risks that a shift from disc-based media to online media content could result in fewer devices with Dolby® technologies; risks associated with the effects of macroeconomic conditions, including trends in consumer spending; risks relating to the expiration of patents; the timing of Dolby's receipt of royalty reports and payments from its licensees, including back payments; the impact of Tax Reform; the impact of changes in revenue recognition standards; timing of revenue recognition under licensing agreements and other contractual arrangements; Dolby's ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with industry participants; Dolby's ability to develop and deliver innovative technologies in response to new and growing markets; competitive risks; risks associated with conducting business in China and other countries that have historically limited recognition and enforcement of intellectual property and contractual rights; risks associated with the health of the motion picture industry generally; Dolby's ability to increase its revenue streams and to expand its business generally, and to expand its business beyond audio technologies to other technologies; risks associated with acquiring and successfully integrating businesses or technologies; and other risks detailed in Dolby's SEC filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned "Risk Factors" in its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Dolby disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe. Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create breakthrough experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, businesses, and consumers. The experiences people have - in Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, Dolby Voice, and Dolby Audio - revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work.

Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Voice and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Cinema and Dolby Vision are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. DLB-F

DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts; unaudited)
 
  Fiscal Quarter Ended   Fiscal Year-To-Date Ended
  March 30,
 2018
March 31,
 2017
  March 30,
 2018
March 31,
 2017
Revenue:          
Licensing $ 273,143   $ 241,617     $ 531,159   $ 474,316  
Products 22,665   20,713     47,598   48,924  
Services 5,547   5,144     10,395   10,501  
Total revenue 301,355   267,474     589,152   533,741  
           
Cost of revenue:          
Cost of licensing 10,610   8,796     19,869   16,917  
Cost of products 15,603   13,988     32,638   31,708  
Cost of services 4,746   4,193     9,328   8,319  
Total cost of revenue 30,959   26,977     61,835   56,944  
           
Gross margin 270,396   240,497     527,317   476,797  
           
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 59,493   58,341     115,937   115,859  
Sales and marketing 74,019   75,620     144,168   146,795  
General and administrative 50,747   43,253     99,032   84,793  
Restructuring charges/(credits) (167 )     (364 )  
Total operating expenses 184,092   177,214     358,773   347,447  
           
Operating income 86,304   63,283     168,544   129,350  
           
Other income/expense:          
Interest income 3,892   2,186     7,673   4,000  
Interest expense (29 ) (37 )   (64 ) (63 )
Other income/(expense), net (684 ) 762     (1,836 ) 563  
Total other income 3,179   2,911     5,773   4,500  
           
Income before income taxes 89,483   66,194     174,317   133,850  
Provision for income taxes (18,718 ) (15,467 )   (185,030 ) (29,549 )
Net income/(loss) including controlling interest 70,765   50,727     (10,713 ) 104,301  
Less: net (income) attributable to controlling interest (134 ) (137 )   (278 ) (337 )
Net income/(loss) attributable to Dolby Laboratories, Inc. $ 70,631   $ 50,590     $ (10,991 ) $ 103,964  
           
Net income/(loss) per share:          
Basic $ 0.68   $ 0.50     $ (0.11 ) $ 1.02  
Diluted $ 0.66   $ 0.49     $ (0.11 ) $ 1.00  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:          
Basic 103,771   101,787     103,162   101,635  
Diluted 107,001   103,883     103,162   103,867  


DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands; unaudited)
 
  March 30,
 2018
September 29,
 2017
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 705,519   $ 627,017  
Restricted cash 8,082   7,351  
Short-term investments 240,497   247,757  
Accounts receivable, net 141,257   73,750  
Inventories 24,066   25,051  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 35,244   30,508  
Total current assets 1,154,665   1,011,434  
Long-term investments 262,062   314,364  
Property, plant and equipment, net 500,981   485,275  
Intangible assets, net 191,340   189,648  
Goodwill 316,558   311,087  
Deferred taxes 141,580   190,915  
Other non-current assets 39,453   30,831  
Total assets $ 2,606,639   $ 2,533,554  
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 18,200   $ 14,373  
Accrued liabilities 167,793   207,034  
Income taxes payable 4,614   1,216  
Deferred revenue 22,542   23,150  
Total current liabilities 213,149   245,773  
Long-term deferred revenue 37,430   36,425  
Other non-current liabilities 202,082   107,514  
Total liabilities 452,661   389,712  
     
Stockholders’ equity:    
Class A common stock 59   58  
Class B common stock 43   43  
Additional paid-in capital 113,827   61,331  
Retained earnings 2,039,116   2,083,063  
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (5,616 ) (7,753 )
Total stockholders’ equity – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. 2,147,429   2,136,742  
Controlling interest 6,549   7,100  
Total stockholders’ equity 2,153,978   2,143,842  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,606,639   $ 2,533,554  


DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC.
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands; unaudited)
 
  Fiscal Year-To-Date Ended
  March 30,
 2018
March 31,
 2017
Operating activities:    
Net income/(loss) including controlling interest $ (10,713 ) $ 104,301  
Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 40,684   44,061  
Stock-based compensation 36,375   33,198  
Amortization of premium on investments 1,472   1,376  
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,607   1,010  
Deferred income taxes 48,332   (8,856 )
Other non-cash items affecting net income 977   160  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable (69,018 ) (13,538 )
Inventories (352 ) (3,253 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (12,732 ) (11,280 )
Accounts payable and other liabilities (38,124 ) 495  
Income taxes, net 99,861   11,089  
Deferred revenue 324   85  
Other non-current liabilities (652 ) 480  
Net cash provided by operating activities 98,041   159,328  
     
Investing activities:    
Purchases of investment securities (129,456 ) (98,789 )
Proceeds from sales of investment securities 64,698   23,071  
Proceeds from maturities of investment securities 118,874   66,171  
Purchases of PP&E (39,734 ) (51,230 )
Payments for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (6,563 )  
Purchase of intangible assets (11,893 ) (5,250 )
Change in restricted cash (731 ) (2,107 )
Net cash used in investing activities (4,805 ) (68,134 )
     
Financing activities:    
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 71,061   24,210  
Repurchase of common stock (34,993 ) (50,000 )
Payment of cash dividend (32,956 ) (28,494 )
Distribution to controlling interest (1,022 ) (2,094 )
Shares repurchased for tax withholdings on vesting of restricted stock (19,946 ) (15,799 )
Net cash used in financing activities (17,856 ) (72,177 )
     
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 3,122   (2,621 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 78,502   16,396  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 627,017   516,112  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 705,519   $ 532,508  


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in millions, except per share data); unaudited
     
The following tables present Dolby's GAAP financial measures reconciled to the non-GAAP financial measures included in this release for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and 2017:
     
Net income: Fiscal Quarter Ended
  March 30,
 2018
March 31,
 2017
GAAP net income $ 70.6   $ 50.6  
Stock-based compensation 17.7   15.9  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles 1.9   3.8  
Restructuring credits, net (0.2 )  
Income tax adjustments (6.5 ) (5.2 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 83.5   $ 65.1  
     
Diluted earnings per share: Fiscal Quarter Ended
  March 30,
 2018
March 31,
 2017
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.66   $ 0.49  
Stock-based compensation 0.16   0.16  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles 0.02   0.03  
Restructuring charges, net    
Income tax adjustments (0.06 ) (0.05 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.78   $ 0.63  
     
Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 107   104  
     
The following tables present a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP versions of the estimated financial amounts for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and fiscal year 2018 included in this release:
     
Gross margin: Q3 2018 Fiscal 2018
GAAP gross margin (low - high end of range) 88.5%-89.5%   87.5%-88.5%  
Stock-based compensation 0.2%   0.2%  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles 0.8%   0.8%  
Non-GAAP gross margin (low - high end of range) 89.5%-90.5%
  88.5%-89.5%
 
             
Operating expenses: Q3 2018 Fiscal 2018
GAAP operating expenses (low - high end of range) $190 - $194   $744 - $749  
Stock-based compensation (17.0 ) (71.0 )
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles (1.0 ) (3.0 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses (low - high end of range) $172 - $176   $670 - $675  
     
Diluted earnings per share: Q3 2018
  Low High
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.64   $ 0.70  
Stock-based compensation 0.16   0.16  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles 0.02   0.02  
Income tax adjustments (0.04 ) (0.04 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.78   $ 0.84  
     
Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 107   107  

Investor Contact:
Elena Carr
Dolby Laboratories
415-645-5583
investor@dolby.com

Media Contact:
Tony Carter
Dolby Laboratories
404-316-0201
tony.carter@dolby.com

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