The share price of Dolby is now at $49.84 with a PE of 19. There were $1022 million in current assets and $186 million total liabilities in its first quarter’s balance sheet, among which $148 million were current liabilities. What a balance sheet! Among it, cash and short-term investments were at $787 million, long-term investments were 347 million. Adding these together, it’s $1134 million in cash and investments. With 113 million shares, it’s almost $10 per share. That means the actual price for Dolby is at $39.79, low than $40. With this, the actual PE is now at 16. If you think that Dolby will grow at 16% annually in next five years, the current price seems reasonable.
To get into deeper on the valuation of Dolby, I used discounted cash flow method. With growth projection of 10% annually in next 5 years, Dolby’s intrinsic value per share is $56. Adding $10 per share from cash and investment, Dolby’s intrinsic value per share is $66. The current price of 49.84 is almost 25% discount of $66. The current price is actually predicting that Dolby will grow even slower than 5% annually in the next 10 years.
The very question is “Will the growth of Dolby be 10% annually or even slower in next 5 years?”Continue reading “Dolby Lab Is on Sale”