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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
LLTC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LLTC: No Debt )
LLTC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.37   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.83
LLTC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. LLTC: 0.83 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.58   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.83

-0.58
0.91
Interest Coverage 15.54
LLTC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1030.00 vs. LLTC: 15.54 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 9999.99
Current: 15.54

4.96
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 25.62
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
11.54%
159.79%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 46.27
LLTC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. LLTC: 46.27 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 42.55   Max: 56.17
Current: 46.27

42.55
56.17
Net-margin (%) 34.82
LLTC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LLTC: 34.82 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 29.86   Max: 43.95
Current: 34.82

29.86
43.95
ROE (%) 38.40
LLTC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. LLTC: 38.40 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.09   Max: 212.98
Current: 38.4

11.09
212.98
ROA (%) 25.78
LLTC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. LLTC: 25.78 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.87   Max: 36.05
Current: 25.78

9.87
36.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 159.81
LLTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. LLTC: 159.81 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 57   Max: 315.47
Current: 159.81

57
315.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
LLTC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. LLTC: -3.60 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 28.8
Current: -3.6

-4.9
28.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.00
LLTC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. LLTC: -7.00 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 34.7
Current: -7

-7
34.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.70
LLTC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -8.70 vs. LLTC: -8.70 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 32
Current: -8.7

-8.7
32
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LLTC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 4,158 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 14,810 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 67,016 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 271,400 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 17,817,238 sh (+9.81%)
Jim Simons 11,295,500 sh (+3.84%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,523,607 sh (+3.59%)
Pioneer Investments 386,328 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 167,575 sh (-16.08%)
John Keeley 9,230 sh (-23.66%)
Steven Cohen 12,674 sh (-44.33%)
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Q2 2014

LLTC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 6,111 sh (+46.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 389,800 sh (+43.63%)
Mario Gabelli 18,080 sh (+22.08%)
Jim Simons 11,732,400 sh (+3.87%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,567,328 sh (+2.87%)
Pioneer Investments 386,728 sh (+0.10%)
John Keeley 9,230 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 66,493 sh (-0.78%)
Ruane Cunniff 138,358 sh (-17.44%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,083,819 sh (-32.18%)
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Q3 2014

LLTC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 40,573 sh (+563.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 465,680 sh (+19.47%)
Ray Dalio 71,393 sh (+7.37%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,670,948 sh (+6.61%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,264,657 sh (+1.50%)
Pioneer Investments 390,461 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 9,230 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 136,184 sh (-1.57%)
Jim Simons 11,192,000 sh (-4.61%)
Mario Gabelli 17,245 sh (-4.62%)
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Q4 2014

LLTC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 445,995 sh (+999.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 719,571 sh (+54.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,942,588 sh (+16.26%)
Pioneer Investments 399,085 sh (+2.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,269,735 sh (+0.04%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12,269,735 sh (+0.04%)
Mario Gabelli 17,245 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 135,795 sh (-0.29%)
John Keeley 9,030 sh (-2.17%)
Ray Dalio 67,493 sh (-5.46%)
Jim Simons 9,985,700 sh (-10.78%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 22.80
LLTC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 54.90 vs. LLTC: 22.80 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 38.33
Current: 22.8

10.54
38.33
Forward P/E 19.96
LLTC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 19.96 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.80
LLTC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 54.60 vs. LLTC: 22.80 )
LLTC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.52   Max: 38.37
Current: 22.8

10.52
38.37
P/B 7.74
LLTC's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LLTC: 7.74 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 179.11
Current: 7.74

3.68
179.11
P/S 7.94
LLTC's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LLTC: 7.94 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 15.68
Current: 7.94

3.55
15.68
PFCF 22.02
LLTC's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 77.59 vs. LLTC: 22.02 )
LLTC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.17   Max: 29.97
Current: 22.02

9.17
29.97
POCF 19.37
LLTC's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 23.94 vs. LLTC: 19.37 )
LLTC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.22   Max: 27.64
Current: 19.37

8.22
27.64
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
LLTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 37.76 vs. LLTC: 15.18 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 25
Current: 15.18

7.8
25
PEG 7.86
LLTC's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 7.86 )
LLTC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 41.52
Current: 7.86

0.68
41.52
Shiller P/E 24.96
LLTC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 24.96 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.03   Max: 42.49
Current: 24.96

13.03
42.49
Current Ratio 8.37
LLTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. LLTC: 8.37 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 12.9
Current: 8.37

1.75
12.9
Quick Ratio 7.78
LLTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LLTC: 7.78 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 12.61
Current: 7.78

1.66
12.61
Days Inventory 97.51
LLTC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 89.54 vs. LLTC: 97.51 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.51   Max: 96.24
Current: 97.51

37.51
96.24
Days Sales Outstanding 37.74
LLTC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 67.23 vs. LLTC: 37.74 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.71   Max: 62.36
Current: 37.74

33.71
62.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.38
LLTC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LLTC: 2.38 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.29
Current: 2.38

0.71
4.29
Dividend Payout 0.53
LLTC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 0.53 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.53

0.03
1
Dividend growth (3y) 4.10
LLTC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LLTC: 4.10 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 33.5
Current: 4.1

4.1
33.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.84
LLTC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. LLTC: 2.84 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 5.3
Current: 2.84

0.8
5.3
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
LLTC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. LLTC: -1.40 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.4   Max: -1.6
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 14.23
LLTC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 14.23 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 82.45
Current: 14.23

5.05
82.45
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.85
LLTC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 9.85 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 840.75
Current: 9.85

4.34
840.75
Price/Tangible Book 7.81
LLTC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. LLTC: 7.81 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 154.5
Current: 7.81

3.68
154.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.82
LLTC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LLTC: 1.82 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.82

0.83
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LLTC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LLTC: 1.10 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.1

0.54
4.11
Price/Graham Number 2.77
LLTC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LLTC: 2.77 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 10.95
Current: 2.77

1.74
10.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
LLTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LLTC: 6.60 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4   Max: 12.8
Current: 6.6

4
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.17
LLTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. LLTC: 3.17 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 28.3
Current: 3.17

2.1
28.3

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 1,496 1,584 1,654
EPS($) 2.18 2.34 2.36
EPS without NRI($) 2.18 2.34 2.36

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
Compare:INTC, TSM, BRCM, ARMH, ADI » details
Traded in other countries:LTC.Germany,
Linear Technology Corp is a Delaware corporation incorporated in California in September 1981. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing line of high performance analog integrated circuits for companies. The Company produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface ICs, µModule subsystems, and wireless sensor network products. The Company's product categories include; Amplifiers; High Speed Amplifiers; Voltage Regulators; Voltage References; Interface; Data Converters; Radio Frequency Circuits; Power Over Ethernet Controllers; DC/DC µModule Power Systems; and Signal Chain Modules. The Company's SmartMesh IP and SmartMesh WirelessHART technology offers wireless network based solutions using low power electronic components, board level products with mesh networking and software addressing high level applications including industrial process automation, data center energy management, building energy management, renewable energy monitoring, and transportation management systems. The Company markets its products through a direct sales staff and through electronics distributors to a range of customers in diverse industries. The Company's wafer fabrication facilities are located in Camas, Washington and Milpitas, California and it produce six-inch diameter wafers for use in the production of the Company's devices. The Company's basic process technologies include high-speed bipolar, high gain low noise bipolar, radio frequency bipolar, silicon gate complementary metal-oxide semiconductor ("CMOS") and BiCMOS. The Company also has two proprietary complementary bipolar processes. The Company's competitors include Analog Devices, National Semiconductor, Intersil, Maxim Integrated Products and Texas Instruments. The Company's storage, use, discharges and disposal of certain chemicals and gases used in semiconductor processing is subject to federal, state and local regulations.
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