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Altera Corp  (NAS:ALTR) Inventory Turnover: 0.79 (As of Sep. 2015)

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as Cost of Goods Sold divided by Total Inventories. Altera Corp's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was \$134 Mil. Altera Corp's Total Inventories for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was \$168 Mil. Altera Corp's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.79.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Altera Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 115.02.

Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Altera Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 38.48.

Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. Altera Corp's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.42.

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Altera Corp Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Inventory Turnover 5.24 4.54 3.94 3.45 4.09

Altera Corp Quarterly Data

 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Inventory Turnover 0.91 0.99 1.01 0.76 0.79

Calculation

Altera Corp's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Dec. 2014 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2014 ) / ( (Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2013 ) + Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2014 )) / 2 ) = 648.451 / ( (163.88 + 153.387) / 2 ) = 648.451 / 158.6335 = 4.09

Altera Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Sep. 2015 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / ( (Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2015 ) + Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2015 )) / 2 ) = 133.667 / ( (177.654 + 159.31) / 2 ) = 133.667 / 168.482 = 0.79

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

1. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

Altera Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 168.482 / 133.667 * 365 / 4 = 115.02

2. Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

Altera Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 168.482 / 399.567 * 365 / 4 = 38.48

3. Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

Altera Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory-to-Revenue = Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 ) = 168.482 / 399.567 = 0.42

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.

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