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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.73
ALTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ALTR: 1.73 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.73

Equity to Asset 0.58
ALTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ALTR: 0.58 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.58

0.36
0.83
Interest Coverage 12.48
ALTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 350.32 vs. ALTR: 12.48 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.48   Max: 9999.99
Current: 12.48

12.48
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.13
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
7.37%
23.76%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.12
ALTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ALTR: 28.12 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.34   Max: 44.43
Current: 28.12

-6.34
44.43
Net-margin (%) 24.46
ALTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. ALTR: 24.46 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.74   Max: 40.06
Current: 24.46

-4.74
40.06
ROE (%) 13.92
ALTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. ALTR: 13.92 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.37   Max: 45.93
Current: 13.92

-3.37
45.93
ROA (%) 8.11
ALTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ALTR: 8.11 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.36   Max: 28.86
Current: 8.11

-2.36
28.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 156.93
ALTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. ALTR: 156.93 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.19   Max: 420.37
Current: 156.93

-21.19
420.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
ALTR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ALTR: -0.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 27
Current: -0.6

-13.7
27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.10
ALTR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. ALTR: -9.10 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.7   Max: 163
Current: -9.1

-57.7
163
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.50
ALTR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -7.30 vs. ALTR: -13.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 47.6
Current: -13.5

-30.5
47.6
» ALTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ALTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 109,663 sh (New)
George Soros 800,000 sh (+1500.00%)
Steven Cohen 69,366 sh (+47.99%)
Chris Davis 52,438 sh (+7.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,988,532 sh (+1.28%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

ALTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 11,329 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 280,349 sh (+155.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 10,754,589 sh (+7.67%)
George Soros Sold Out
Chris Davis 52,370 sh (-0.13%)
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Q3 2014

ALTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Rogers 42,950 sh (New)
George Soros 240,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 11,878,421 sh (+10.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chris Davis 38,800 sh (-25.91%)
Ray Dalio 110,049 sh (-60.75%)
» More
Q4 2014

ALTR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 29,783 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,461,334 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 303,149 sh (+175.47%)
John Rogers 94,030 sh (+118.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,060,589 sh (+1.53%)
Chris Davis 38,800 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.00
ALTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.50 vs. ALTR: 29.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.81   Max: 44.27
Current: 29

11.81
44.27
Forward P/E 21.79
ALTR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 21.79 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.90
ALTR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 55.50 vs. ALTR: 28.90 )
ALTR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.82   Max: 43.97
Current: 28.9

11.82
43.97
P/B 4.30
ALTR's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. ALTR: 4.30 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 10.33
Current: 4.3

2.79
10.33
P/S 7.11
ALTR's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ALTR: 7.11 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 10.49
Current: 7.11

3.11
10.49
PFCF 22.00
ALTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 460.58 vs. ALTR: 22.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10   Max: 35.8
Current: 22

10
35.8
POCF 20.50
ALTR's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 25.05 vs. ALTR: 20.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.55   Max: 33.12
Current: 20.5

9.55
33.12
EV-to-EBIT 21.41
ALTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 46.11 vs. ALTR: 21.41 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 30.9
Current: 21.41

8
30.9
PEG 10.32
ALTR's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 10.32 )
ALTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 26.53
Current: 10.32

0.41
26.53
Shiller P/E 24.20
ALTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 24.20 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.81   Max: 50
Current: 24.2

16.81
50
Current Ratio 5.72
ALTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ALTR: 5.72 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 6.78
Current: 5.72

2.34
6.78
Quick Ratio 5.45
ALTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ALTR: 5.45 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 6.5
Current: 5.45

1.98
6.5
Days Inventory 94.39
ALTR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 90.37 vs. ALTR: 94.39 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 57.43   Max: 151.89
Current: 94.39

57.43
151.89
Days Sales Outstanding 71.40
ALTR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 67.26 vs. ALTR: 71.40 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 14.75   Max: 101.76
Current: 71.4

14.75
101.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.57
ALTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ALTR: 1.57 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.57

0.16
2.02
Dividend Payout 0.44
ALTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 0.44 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.44

0.09
0.43
Dividend growth (3y) 33.10
ALTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALTR: 33.10 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.1
Current: 33.1

0
33.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.54
ALTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ALTR: 5.54 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 7
Current: 5.54

0.55
7
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
ALTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ALTR: 1.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -3.7
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 71.00
ALTR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
75% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 71.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.56   Max: 59.58
Current: 71

5.56
59.58
Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.50
ALTR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 24.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.45   Max: 47.82
Current: 24.5

4.45
47.82
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
ALTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ALTR: 4.30 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 9.27
Current: 4.3

3.08
9.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
ALTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALTR: 1.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.36
Current: 1.5

0.87
3.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
ALTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ALTR: 1.20 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.03
Current: 1.2

0.63
2.03
Price/Graham Number 2.30
ALTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ALTR: 2.30 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 4.37
Current: 2.3

1.66
4.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
ALTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. ALTR: 4.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 12.6
Current: 4.5

3.2
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.19
ALTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. ALTR: -1.19 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.8   Max: 34.9
Current: -1.19

-12.8
34.9

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:ALR.Germany,
Altera Corp was founded in 1983 and reincorporated in the State of Delaware in 1997. It designs and sells programmable logic devices, HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit devices, power system-on-chip devices, pre-defined design building blocks known as intellectual property cores, and associated development tools. Its PLDs, which consist of field-programmable gate arrays, including those referred to as systems-on-chip FPGAs which incorporate hard embedded processor cores, and complex programmable logic devices. FPGAs and CPLDs are standard semiconductor integrated circuits that are manufactured as standard chips that its customers program to perform desired logic and processing functions within their electronic systems. With its HardCopy devices it offers its customers a migration path from a PLD to a low-cost, high-volume, non-programmable implementation of their designs. Its customers can license IP cores for implementation of standard functions in their PLD designs. Customers develop, compile, and verify their PLD designs, and then program their designs into its PLDs using its proprietary development software, which operates on personal computers and engineering workstations. Its products serve a range of customers within the Telecom and Wireless, Industrial Automation, Military and Automotive, Networking, Computer and Storage and Other vertical markets. Its geographical segments include US, Japan, China, Europe and Other. Its customers design electronic systems that typically use three types of digital integrated circuits: Processors, which include microprocessors, microcontrollers, graphics processors, and digital signal processors, control central computing tasks and signal processing; Memory stores programming instructions and data; and Logic manages the interchange and manipulation of digital signals within a system. It classifies its products into three categories: New, Mainstream, and Mature and Other Products. New Products include the Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria II, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, MAX 10 FPGAs, MAX V CPLDs, HardCopy IV devices and Enpirion PowerSoCs. Mainstream Products include the Stratix III, Cyclone III, MAX II and HardCopy III devices. Mature and Other Products include the Stratix II, Stratix, Arria GX, Cyclone II, Cyclone, Classic, MAX 3000A, MAX 7000, MAX 7000A, MAX 7000B, MAX 7000S, MAX 9000, HardCopy II, HardCopy, FLEXseries, APEX series, Mercury, Excalibur devices, configuration and other devices, intellectual property cores, and software and other tools. The Company competes with PLD vendors such as Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, and Xilinx Inc. Other semiconductor companies with whom it may compete includes Analog Devices Inc., Atmel Corporation, Avago Technologies, Broadcom Corporation, Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., GlobalFoundries Inc., HiSilicon Technologies Company, Intel Corporation ("Intel"), Linear Technology Corporati
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