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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 2.09
LLTC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. LLTC: 2.09 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.37   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.09

Equity to Asset 0.52
LLTC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. LLTC: 0.52 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.58   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.52

-0.58
0.91
Interest Coverage 11.86
LLTC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 767.50 vs. LLTC: 11.86 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.86

4.96
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.03
M-Score: -2.61
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 (%) 44.70
LLTC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. LLTC: 44.70 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 42.55   Max: 56.17
Current: 44.7

42.55
56.17
Net-margin (%) 31.74
LLTC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. LLTC: 31.74 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 29.86   Max: 43.95
Current: 31.74

29.86
43.95
ROE (%) 41.44
LLTC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. LLTC: 41.44 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.09   Max: 908.23
Current: 41.44

11.09
908.23
ROA (%) 19.39
LLTC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LLTC: 19.39 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.94   Max: 35.61
Current: 19.39

9.94
35.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 159.94
LLTC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. LLTC: 159.94 )
LLTC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 34.88   Max: 256.71
Current: 159.94

34.88
256.71
Revenue Growth (%) 1.80
LLTC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. LLTC: 1.80 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 28.8
Current: 1.8

-4.9
28.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.10
LLTC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. LLTC: -0.10 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 34.7
Current: -0.1

-4.8
34.7
EPS Growth (%) 2.70
LLTC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. LLTC: 2.70 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.5   Max: 32
Current: 2.7

-7.5
32
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LLTC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 9,204 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 12,638 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 78,598 sh (+227.34%)
John Keeley 10,990 sh (+35.85%)
Jim Simons 9,972,600 sh (+12.64%)
Pioneer Investments 386,328 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 332,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 213,733 sh (-3.86%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 11,658,941 sh (-4.95%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,367,477 sh (-11.67%)
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Q3 2013

LLTC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 205,716 sh (+161.73%)
John Keeley 12,090 sh (+10.01%)
Jim Simons 10,712,300 sh (+7.42%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,392,802 sh (+1.85%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 11,824,157 sh (+1.42%)
Pioneer Investments 386,328 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 212,805 sh (-0.43%)
Steven Cohen 7,756 sh (-15.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,511 sh (-32.66%)
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Q4 2013

LLTC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 22,765 sh (+193.51%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 16,225,702 sh (+37.23%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,470,853 sh (+5.6%)
Jim Simons 10,877,500 sh (+1.54%)
John Keeley 12,090 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 386,328 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 199,673 sh (-6.17%)
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Q1 2014

LLTC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 14,810 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 67,016 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 271,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 4,158 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LLTC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 9.81%0.21%$43.36 - $48.68 $ 44.03-4%17817238
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$43.36 - $48.68 $ 44.03-4%67016
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$43.36 - $48.68 $ 44.03-4%4158
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.66%$43.36 - $48.68 $ 44.03-4%9230
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$43.36 - $48.68 $ 44.03-4%14810
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 37.23%0.54%$38.7 - $45.5 $ 44.036%16225702
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$38.7 - $45.5 $ 44.036%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$38.7 - $45.5 $ 44.036%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 161.73%0.04%$36.8 - $40.98 $ 44.0311%205716
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -32.66%0.01%$36.8 - $40.98 $ 44.0311%8511
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.60
LLTC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 91.20 vs. LLTC: 24.60 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.54   Max: 55.52
Current: 24.6

10.54
55.52
P/B 8.40
LLTC's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. LLTC: 8.40 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 179.11
Current: 8.4

3.68
179.11
P/S 7.90
LLTC's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. LLTC: 7.90 )
LLTC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.55   Max: 22.18
Current: 7.9

3.55
22.18
PFCF 19.20
LLTC's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3398.00 vs. LLTC: 19.20 )
LLTC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.17   Max: 47.98
Current: 19.2

9.17
47.98
EV-to-EBIT 15.62
LLTC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 49.68 vs. LLTC: 15.62 )
LLTC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 39.3
Current: 15.62

7.8
39.3
PEG 6.10
LLTC's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 6.10 )
LLTC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 35.27
Current: 6.1

0.68
35.27
Shiller P/E 23.60
LLTC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 23.60 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.03   Max: 46.96
Current: 23.6

13.03
46.96
Current Ratio 2.02
LLTC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. LLTC: 2.02 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 12.9
Current: 2.02

1.75
12.9
Quick Ratio 1.93
LLTC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. LLTC: 1.93 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 12.61
Current: 1.93

1.66
12.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.40
LLTC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LLTC: 2.40 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.29
Current: 2.4

0.5
4.29
Dividend Payout 0.59
LLTC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 0.59 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.59

0.03
1
Dividend growth (3y) 4.30
LLTC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LLTC: 4.30 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 33.5
Current: 4.3

4.3
33.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.98
LLTC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. LLTC: 2.98 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.32
Current: 2.98

0.62
5.32
Share Buyback Rate -1.30
LLTC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. LLTC: -1.30 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.4   Max: -1.6
Current: -1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 16.50
LLTC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
81% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 16.50 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.05   Max: 82.45
Current: 16.5

5.05
82.45
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.80
LLTC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 12.80 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.67   Max: 691.25
Current: 12.8

4.67
691.25
Price/Tangible Book 8.60
LLTC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LLTC: 8.60 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 154.5
Current: 8.6

3.68
154.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
LLTC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LLTC: 1.90 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.9

0.83
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LLTC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 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 3.00
LLTC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. LLTC: 3.00 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 10.95
Current: 3

1.74
10.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
LLTC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LLTC: 6.50 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 12.8
Current: 6.5

2.5
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.59
LLTC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LLTC: 7.59 )
LLTC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 28
Current: 7.59

-2.4
28

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors
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Traded in other countries:LTC.Germany
Linear Technology is a Delaware corporation. It was organized and incorporated in California in 1981. The Company designs, manufactures and markets linear integrated circuits. The Company's products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, RF signal conditioning circuits, µModuleTM products, and many other analog functions. The Company's principal product categories are as follows: 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 markets its products through a direct sales staff and through electronics distributors to a broad range of customers in diverse industries. The Company's wafer fabrication facilities are located in Camas, Washington and Milpitas, California. Each facility was built to Company specifications to support a number of sophisticated process technologies and to satisfy rigorous quality assurance and reliability requirements of United States military specifications and major worldwide OEM customers. The Company's basic process technologies include high-speed bipolar, high gain low noise bipolar, radio frequency bipolar, silicon gate complementary metal-oxide semiconductor and BiCMOS. The Company's major competitors include Analog Devices, National Semiconductor, Intersil, Maxim Integrated Products and Texas Instruments. Federal, state and local regulations impose various environmental controls on the storage, use, discharge and disposal of certain chemicals and gases used in semiconductor processing.
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