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DLB Dolby Laboratories dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Dolby Laboratories's latest quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share was on Aug 22, 2022 (ex-date). The annualized dividend distribution of $1 per share represents a current dividend yield of 1.53%.

Key dates

  • DLB last dividend date: Aug 22, 2022
  • DLB next dividend date: Not announced
DLB dividend stats
DPS
$1
Dividend yield
1.54%
Payout ratio
50.3%
vs. Communication Services sector
Dividend yield
3.15%
Payout ratio
38.7%

Dividend yield

What is Dolby Laboratories current dividend yield

Dolby Laboratories's dividend yield of 1.53% is lower than the Communication Services sector and the industry average. In comparison with the Communication Services sector average of 3.15%, Dolby Laboratories's dividend yield is 51% lower. The historical 5-year average of DLB's dividend yield is 1.1%, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is DLB dividend payout history and dates

Dolby Laboratories has been paying dividends for the last seven consecutive years. Our records of DLB show that the company has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has an increase of 14% for the last twelve months. And with the price of the stock down by 27% from a year ago, the dividend yield has an increase of 54%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 22, 2022 Aug 31, 2022 Aug 9, 2022 $0.25 normal
May 16, 2022 May 25, 2022 May 5, 2022 $0.25 normal
Feb 15, 2022 Feb 23, 2022 Feb 3, 2022 $0.25 normal
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 8, 2021 Nov 16, 2021 $0.25 normal
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 19, 2021 Jul 29, 2021 $0.22 normal
May 14, 2021 May 25, 2021 May 4, 2021 $0.22 normal
Feb 8, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 Jan 28, 2021 $0.22 normal
Nov 23, 2020 Dec 4, 2020 Nov 12, 2020 $0.22 normal
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 Aug 3, 2020 $0.22 normal
May 15, 2020 May 27, 2020 May 4, 2020 $0.22 normal
Feb 7, 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 $0.22 normal
Nov 25, 2019 Dec 4, 2019 Nov 14, 2019 $0.22 normal
Aug 9, 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Aug 1, 2019 $0.19 normal
May 13, 2019 May 22, 2019 May 1, 2019 $0.19 normal
Feb 11, 2019 Feb 21, 2019 Jan 30, 2019 $0.19 normal
Nov 2, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Oct 24, 2018 $0.19 normal
Aug 3, 2018 Aug 14, 2018 Jul 25, 2018 $0.16 normal
May 4, 2018 May 16, 2018 Apr 24, 2018 $0.16 normal
Feb 2, 2018 Feb 14, 2018 Jan 24, 2018 $0.16 normal
Nov 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017 Oct 25, 2017 $0.16 normal
Aug 3, 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 $0.14 normal
May 4, 2017 May 16, 2017 Apr 26, 2017 $0.14 normal
Feb 2, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Jan 25, 2017 $0.14 normal
Nov 3, 2016 Nov 16, 2016 Oct 26, 2016 $0.14 normal
Aug 4, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Jul 27, 2016 $0.12 normal
May 5, 2016 May 18, 2016 Apr 25, 2016 $0.12 normal

Dolby Laboratories dividend payout ratio

What is Dolby Laboratories dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Dolby Laboratories's payout ratio of 50.3% is above the Communication Services sector and the industry average. Compared to its Communication Services sector average of 38.7%, Dolby Laboratories's payout ratio is 30% higher.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

DLB dividend vs peer dividends

How does DLB dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
SSTK Shutterstock Inc 1.85% $0.93 42.7%
DLB Dolby Laboratories Inc 1.54% $1 50.3%

Frequently asked questions

Does Dolby Laboratories pay a dividend?

Yes, Dolby Laboratories has been paying dividends for the last seven years.

When is Dolby Laboratories's next dividend?

At this point we don't have a record of DLB's next dividend date, but based on the current dividend schedule we project that it will likely be in November 2022.

When was DLB's last dividend?

Dolby Laboratories's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 22, 2022. The dividend amount was $0.25 per share.

How much dividend does Dolby Laboratories pay (per share)?

On an annual basis DLB pays $1 per share.

What is Dolby Laboratories's dividend yield?

Currently Dolby Laboratories's dividend yield is 1.53%.

How often does Dolby Laboratories pay dividends?

Dolby Laboratories has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Dolby Laboratories's dividend payout ratio?

Dolby Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is 50.3%.

Does Dolby Laboratories pay a good dividend?

Dolby Laboratories's dividend yield is lower than the Communication Services sector average.