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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.

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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.

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Profitability & Growth

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Guru Trades

ALTR Guru Trades in

Q2 2015

ALTR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,679,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 745,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
George Soros 97,087 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 175,500 sh (+1843.31%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,499,807 sh (+0.41%)
Chris Davis 38,800 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 4,117,712 sh (-0.12%)
John Rogers 84,373 sh (-56.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 32,258 sh (-93.56%)
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Q3 2015

ALTR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Paulson 3,486,600 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 20,000 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 83,103 sh (New)
George Soros 441,606 sh (+354.86%)
Mario Gabelli 771,200 sh (+3.52%)
Chris Davis 38,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 100,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 32,258 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 4,077,866 sh (-0.97%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,839,250 sh (-12.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 151,404 sh (-13.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,327,128 sh (-20.99%)
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Q4 2015

ALTR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 150,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors  
Traded in other countries:ALR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA

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 Corporation



Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield % 1.33
ALTR's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ALTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ALTR' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.33
Current: 1.33
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.65
ALTR's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ALTR: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ALTR' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.33
ALTR's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
65% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ALTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.33
ALTR's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
75% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ALTR: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ALTR' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.33
Current: 1.33

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,729
EPS (TTM) $ 1.10
Short Percentage of Float2.32%
52-Week Range $32.67 - 53.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)302.86

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue (Mil $) 1,675 1,871
EPS ($) 1.16 1.35
EPS without NRI ($) 1.16 1.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($) 0.69 0.75
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