Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1988

Headquarters

345 Encinal Street,Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

6,584

Industries

Equipment & Office Supplies
Appliances & Electronics
Wireless Telecommunications
Electrical Products

Company Description

From the day two airline pilots working in a garage set out to invent a new kind of aviation headset until today, we have considered breakthroughs in audio technology as our daily business. We pioneered the lightweight headset, the mobile headset, noise-canceling technology and the personal speakerphone, always driven by a single obsession: remove the barriers to simply smarter communications. The result? Our products are used by everyone from pilots, astronauts, and 911 emergency workers to 100% of the Fortune 100. From friends conversing across the globe, to mobile professionals doing business on the road, to contact centers and executive offices, Plantronics is the choice for everyone united by digital technology and the human need to communicate. Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in China, England, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Our products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of Plantronics partners, including resellers, systems integrators, retailers and mobile carriers. And a half a century later, we are striving every day to deliver simply smarter communications with innovative design and technology

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Vice President, Legal, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Information Officer & Vice President-IT

Chief Strategy Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Products

President-Clarity Division

Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Board of Directors

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Plantronics, Inc.

Former Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Plantronics, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Plantronics, Inc.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Chief Marketing Officer at Bill.com LLC

Executive Partner at Siris Capital

Former Chief Sales Officer & Chief Marketing Officer at Seagate Technology Plc

Former Senior Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

Chief Digital Officer at ABB Ltd.

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DGI seeks to invest in companies that are expected to yield high returns and can be purchased at a discount to intrinsic value. Their expected holding period is 7 years. The firm’s decision-making approach has both top-down (including duration/maturity positioning, yield curve risk and sector/quality risk) and bottom-up (including credit research, quantitative analysis and trading) components. DGI’s sell discipline is managed through a combination of inputs from its maturity, sector and individual selection decisions.

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Sapience Investments provides advice on investments on Small Cap Value Equity and Small/Mid Cap Value Equity securities. The goal of these strategies is to produce superior long-term returns with lower-than-market risk. The strategies primarily invest in domestic equity securities.Sapience employs a private equity approach to public markets designed to produce long-term returns with lower-than-market risk.The firm''s investment process is driven by fundamental, bottom-up research and maintains a long-term focus that seeks to take advantage of opportunities presented by short-term anomalies. Sapience seeks to identify small-cap companies with sustainable business models that possess attractive quality characteristics and generally are over a 2-4 investment horizon.The Small Cap Value Equity strategy seeks long-term returns and is measured against the Russell 2000 Value Index. The companies considered typically have a market-cap of $300 million to $4 billion. The Small/Mid Cap Value strategy seeks long-term returns and is measured against the Russell 2500 Value Index. Companies under consideration typically have a market-cap of $1 billion to $15 billion.

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Sound Point’s primary investment objectives are to (i) preserve capital in all market conditions and (ii) to generate attractive rates of return with low volatility by capitalizing on mispriced investment opportunities in corporate credit. Sound Point concentrates on liquid investment opportunities specifically focused on relative value, event-driven and stressed and distressed credit. Our approach is fundamental and research-intensive. We invest throughout the capital structure (including secured bank debt, corporate bonds, equity and equity-linked securities) and across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.

Recent Transactions
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Bigben Interactive SA, Nacon SASU purchase Plantronics, Inc. /RIG Brand from Plantronics, Inc.

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Plantronics, Inc. purchases Polycom, Inc. from Siris Capital

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Plantronics, Inc., Plantronics BV purchase Tonalite BV

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onPlantronics, Inc. purchases Altec Lansing LLC

Auditor

Advised onPlantronics, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Underwriter

Advised onPlantronics, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onPlantronics, Inc. purchases Polycom, Inc. from Siris Capital

Chair, National Antitrust Practice

Advised onPlantronics, Inc. purchases Polycom, Inc. from Siris Capital

Legal Advisor

Advised onPlantronics, Inc. purchases Polycom, Inc. from Siris Capital

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Chief Financial Officer at Quotient Technology, Inc.

Advisor

Provost at Art Center College of Design

Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Clients

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

CDW Corp. engages in the provision of information technology solutions including mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization and collaboration. It operates through the following segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The Corporate segment serves the private sector business customers. The Small Business segment also caters to the private sector businesses but with smaller number of employees. The Public segment involves government agencies, education, and healthcare institutions. The company was founded in 1984 by Michael P. Krasny and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$1.26B
Total Enterprise Value
$1.87B
Earnings Per Share
$-20.86
Revenue
$1.69B
Net Profit
$-827M
EBITDA
$138M
EBITDAMargin
8.15%
Total Debt
$1.68B
Total Equity
$-82.8M
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.11x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
13.15x
TEVNet Income
-2.26x
Debt TEV
0.9x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
24.5%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$2,500 - $4,999
2019
$1,000 - $2,499
2018
Political Donations
Investors
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Founding Partner at Accel Partners LLC

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Partner & Co-Founder at Redpoint Ventures

Suppliers
RTX A/S Equipment & Office Supplies | Norresundby, Denmark

RTX A/S engages in the design and manufacture of wireless solutions and test systems. It operates through the Design Services and Business Communications segments. The Design Services segment offers wireless solutions and supplier of test systems. The Business Communications segment involves in the supply of Internet protocol telephone solutions. The company was founded by Jens Hansen, Jens Toftgaard Petersen, and Jorgen Elbaek in May 1993 and is headquartered in Norresundby, Denmark.

DSP Group, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | San Jose, CA

DSP Group, Inc. provides wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. It operates through the following segments: Home, Unified Communications, and SmartVoice. The Home segment offers wireless chipset solutions at home. The Unified Communications segment provides office solutions that offer businesses of all sizes VoIP terminals with converged voice and data applications. The SmartVoice segment provides intelligent voice enhancement and noise elimination. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. Other Manufacturing | Shenzhen, China

TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the manufacture and sale of plastic molds and components. It operates through the Mold Fabrication and Plastic Components Manufacturing segments. The company was founded on March 28, 2013 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Competitors
VTech Holdings Ltd. Equipment & Office Supplies - Beaverton, Oregon

VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, VTech’s mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner. With headquarters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in mainland China, VTech currently has a presence in 11 countries and regions and over 33,000 employees, including around 1,500 R&D professionals in R&D centres in Canada, Hong Kong and mainland China. This network allows VTech to stay abreast of the latest technology and market trends throughout the world, while maintaining a highly competitive cost structure. The Group invests significantly in R&D and launches numerous new products each year. VTech sells its products via a strong brand platform supported by an extensive distribution network of leading retailers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Apart from the well-known VTech brand, the Group is licensed to design, manufacture and distribute AT&T branded wireline telephones and accessories, as well as Telstra branded fixed line telephones in Australia. Shares of VTech Holdings Limited are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKSE: 303).

Apple, Inc. Computer Hardware - Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Cisco Systems, Inc. IT Consulting & Services - San Jose, CA

At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born. Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Please view Cisco's Corporate Overview Presentation for more information. Quick Facts Founded in 1984 NASDAQ: CSCO Q4 FY'12 Revenue: $11.7 billion Q4 FY'12 Employee Count: 66,639

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