Poly Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results

Poly | November 05, 2019

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) ("Poly" or the "Company") today announced second quarter fiscal year 2020 results for the period ending September 30, 2019. Highlights of the second quarter include the following: “During the second quarter, we made further progress reducing our debt and managing corporate spend,” said Chuck Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “As we analyze inventory levels across our value chain, in light of the evolving macroeconomic conditions and significant product transitions underway, we believe it is prudent to reduce channel inventory at this time by reducing sales to channel partners. This reduction will primarily impact our fiscal Q3 results and is incorporated into the guidance we are providing today.” At Zoom's annual user conference, Poly announced the Studio X family, two new purpose-built all-in-one video bars designed to dramatically simplify the video conferencing experience. Combined with the Poly Studio and Poly G7500 the Company now has a full portfolio of software-driven video endpoints positioned to capture the rapid growth in the video conferencing market.

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4 in 10 parents agree that it is okay to keep medicine they or a child takes every day on the kitchen counter or another visible location so it is handy. And nearly 5 in 10 parents agree that when a child is sick, it is ok to keep the medicine on the kitchen counter or another visible location between doses so it is handy. But, in 3 of 5 accidental medicine poisonings involving young children, the medicine wasn’t in its usual or “normal” storage location and was therefore accessible.

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4 in 10 parents agree that it is okay to keep medicine they or a child takes every day on the kitchen counter or another visible location so it is handy. And nearly 5 in 10 parents agree that when a child is sick, it is ok to keep the medicine on the kitchen counter or another visible location between doses so it is handy. But, in 3 of 5 accidental medicine poisonings involving young children, the medicine wasn’t in its usual or “normal” storage location and was therefore accessible.

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