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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 2.02
ALTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. ALTR: 2.02 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.02

Equity to Asset 0.58
ALTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 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 28.60
ALTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 464.62 vs. ALTR: 28.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.67   Max: 9999.99
Current: 28.6

13.67
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.29
M-Score: -1.99
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.46
ALTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ALTR: 27.46 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.34   Max: 44.43
Current: 27.46

-6.34
44.43
Net-margin (%) 25.40
ALTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ALTR: 25.40 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.74   Max: 40.06
Current: 25.4

-4.74
40.06
ROE (%) 12.53
ALTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. ALTR: 12.53 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.57   Max: 44.96
Current: 12.53

-3.57
44.96
ROA (%) 7.32
ALTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ALTR: 7.32 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.92   Max: 24.79
Current: 7.32

-2.92
24.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 140.36
ALTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. ALTR: 140.36 )
ALTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.09   Max: 439.64
Current: 140.36

-18.09
439.64
Revenue Growth (%) -4.90
ALTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ALTR: -4.90 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 41.4
Current: -4.9

-13.7
41.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -16.40
ALTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. ALTR: -16.40 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.7   Max: 163
Current: -16.4

-57.7
163
EPS Growth (%) -18.30
ALTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. ALTR: -18.30 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 113.6
Current: -18.3

-30.5
113.6
» ALTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ALTR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chris Davis 48,800 sh (New)
George Soros 75,000 sh (+50%)
Meryl Witmer 9,411,680 sh (+2.23%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,724,400 sh (-25.88%)
Jim Simons 1,541,500 sh (-37.21%)
Pioneer Investments 541,404 sh (-44.37%)
Steven Cohen 144,600 sh (-70.58%)
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Q2 2013

ALTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 88,981 sh (New)
Meryl Witmer 10,041,043 sh (+6.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,746,500 sh (+0.23%)
Chris Davis 48,800 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 401,473 sh (-73.96%)
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Q3 2013

ALTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 39,455 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (New)
Chris Davis 48,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 9,641,100 sh (-1.08%)
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Q4 2013

ALTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 24,564 sh (New)
Jim Simons 88,973 sh (New)
George Soros 50,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 46,871 sh (+18.8%)
PRIMECAP Management 9,862,532 sh (+2.3%)
Chris Davis 48,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$30.83 - $37.825 $ 34.463%50000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$32.96 - $38.8 $ 34.46-4%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$31.07 - $34.75 $ 34.465%88981
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$31.07 - $34.75 $ 34.465%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Reduce -25.88%0.19%$33.27 - $36.25 $ 34.46-1%9724400
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 50%0.01%$33.27 - $36.25 $ 34.46-1%75000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$29.89 - $34.74 $ 34.467%0
George Soros 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$29.89 - $34.74 $ 34.467%50000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$29.89 - $34.74 $ 34.467%0
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.61%$30.67 - $38.16 $ 34.46-2%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 44.04%0.03%$30.67 - $38.16 $ 34.46-2%40800
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -75.34%0.03%$30.67 - $38.16 $ 34.46-2%19177
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -31.11%0.04%$32.2 - $39.45 $ 34.46-1%28325
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$32.2 - $39.45 $ 34.46-1%77777
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.74%0.16%$30.87 - $40.29 $ 34.46-4%952000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.23%$41.69 - $49.38 $ 34.46-24%35674
John Hussman 2011-03-31 Add 26.5%0.19%$35.58 - $44.41 $ 34.46-14%1265000
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 25.50
ALTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. ALTR: 25.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.81   Max: 74.97
Current: 25.5

11.81
74.97
P/B 3.10
ALTR's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ALTR: 3.10 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 10.33
Current: 3.1

2.82
10.33
P/S 6.40
ALTR's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. ALTR: 6.40 )
ALTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 12.43
Current: 6.4

3.11
12.43
PFCF 21.00
ALTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. ALTR: 21.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10   Max: 35.8
Current: 21

10
35.8
EV-to-EBIT 20.00
ALTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. ALTR: 20.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 54.9
Current: 20

8
54.9
PEG 6.60
ALTR's PEG is ranked lower than
60% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ALTR: 6.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 26.53
Current: 6.6

0.41
26.53
Shiller P/E 20.00
ALTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 29.58 vs. ALTR: 20.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.81   Max: 54.21
Current: 20

16.81
54.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
ALTR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ALTR: 1.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.6

0.16
1.62
Dividend Payout 0.37
ALTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ALTR: 0.37 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.37

0.09
0.37
Dividend growth (3y) 31.50
ALTR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. ALTR: 31.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.5
Current: 31.5

0
31.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.12
ALTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ALTR: 5.12 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 5.19
Current: 5.12

0.51
5.19
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
ALTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. ALTR: -1.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -4.3
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 21.50
ALTR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
73% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. ALTR: 21.50 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.56   Max: 52.22
Current: 21.5

5.56
52.22
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.60
ALTR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ALTR: 11.60 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.01   Max: 20.63
Current: 11.6

5.01
20.63
Price/Tangible Book 3.30
ALTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALTR: 3.30 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 9.27
Current: 3.3

3.11
9.27
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
ALTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ALTR: 1.20 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 3.36
Current: 1.2

0.87
3.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
ALTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ALTR: 1.10 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2
Current: 1.1

0.62
2
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.10
ALTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ALTR: 3.10 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.16
Current: 3.1

0.63
3.16
Price/Graham Number 1.90
ALTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ALTR: 1.90 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 4.37
Current: 1.9

1.66
4.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
ALTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ALTR: 5.00 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 12.6
Current: 5

1.8
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.98
ALTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ALTR: 12.98 )
ALTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 34.2
Current: 12.98

-15.4
34.2

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. Altera is a global semiconductor company. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-density programmable logic devices, or PLDs, HardCopy ASIC devices, pre-defined design building blocks known as intellectual property ('IP') cores, and associated development tools. Its PLDs, which consist of field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, and complex programmable logic devices, or CPLDs, are semiconductor integrated circuits that are manufactured as standard chips that its customers program to perform desired logic functions within their electronic systems. With its HardCopy devices, the Company offers its customers a migration path from a PLD to a low-cost, high-volume, non-programmable implementation of their designs. Its customers could license IP cores from the Company 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. It serves over 13,000 customers within the Telecom and Wireless, Industrial Automation, Military and Automotive, Networking, Computer and Storage, and Other vertical markets. The Other vertical market includes sub-markets of broadcast, consumer, medical and test. The Company is first suppliers of complementary metal oxide semiconductor ('CMOS') PLDs. Its broad range of PLDs offer unique features as well as differing densities and performance specifications, and serve a range of customers. Its products consist primarily of devices, IP cores, and proprietary development tools. Its devices fall into the following four categories, spanning multiple architectures and families with numerous product options: FPGAs; CPLDs; HardCopy ASICs; and Configuration devices that store the programming code for its FPGAs. Its Stratix product families are built using advanced CMOS process technology and address a broad range of applications requiring system integration across all its markets. Its Arria product families are built using advanced CMOS process technology and enable a simplified transceiver-based design for applications requiring high-performance data transfer protocols. The Company's Cyclone product families are built using advanced CMOS process technology and bring programmable flexibility to cost-sensitive applications in all its markets. Its MAX families are instant-on, non-volatile CPLDs that are used in general purpose and portable designs for a broad range of electronics equipment. Its HardCopy ASICs offer customers a migration path from high density FPGA families to a low-cost ASIC for high-volume production. Semiconductor companies with whom the Company competes include Analog Devices Inc., Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Intel

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