Altera Announces Third Quarter Results

(PRNewswire) —  Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced third quarter sales of $399.6 million, down 4 percent from the second quarter of 2015 and down 20 percent from the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter net income was $61.5 million, $0.20 per diluted share, compared with net income of $70.3 million, $0.23 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015 and $118.0 million, $0.38 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014.

Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

Year-to-date cash flow from operating activities was $392.9 million. Altera's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, to be paid on December 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 10, 2015.

"Market conditions globally were quite varied this quarter as some vertical markets produced good growth while others were weak. In spite of these headwinds we saw double-digit new product growth plus continued strength in data center demand," said John Daane, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board.

Third Quarter Business Summary

The quarter's sequential sales decline reflects choppy conditions across the company's vertical markets. Telecom and Wireless sales grew as wireless equipment demand rebounded from the prior quarter. Industrial market weakness was the major contributor  to a decline in sales in the  Industrial Automation, Military & Auto vertical market. Networking, Computer & Storage sales grew, led by gains in computer and storage, as data center customers increasingly leverage the performance and low power benefits of Altera FPGAs. Gross margin was 66.5 percent, down from the second quarter, due to unfavorable changes in vertical market mix. Reduced merger-related expenses led to a sequential decline in the quarter's operating expenses. The company's tax rate was 21.4 percent, up from the prior quarter, largely the result of continuing adverse geographic mix and reduced acquisition-related costs in the quarter.

SELECTED THIRD QUARTER RATIOS AND RELATED RESULTS


($ in thousands) 
Key Ratios & Information


September 25, 2015


June 26, 2015

Current Ratio


4:1



5:1


Liabilities/Equity


3:4



3:4


Quarterly Operating Cash Flows


$

167,018



$

89,220


TTM Return on Equity


10

%


12

%

Quarterly Depreciation Expense


$

12,183



$

11,985


Quarterly Capital Expenditures


$

10,190



$

7,696


Inventory MSOH (1): Altera


3.6



4.2


Inventory MSOH (1): Distribution


0.8



0.7


Cash Conversion Cycle (Days)


168



162


Turns


48

%


46

%

Book to Bill


<1.0



<1.0







Note (1): MSOH: Months Supply On Hand






1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6  Next Page »



Review Article Be the first to review this article
CST: Webinar October 19, 2017

Aldec

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
DVCon Europe 2017: Munich and So much more
More Editorial  
Jobs
Senior Front-End RTL Design AE for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Analog Hardware Engineer for Teradyne Inc at San Jose, CA
Technical Support Engineer EU/Germany/UK for EDA Careers at N/A, United Kingdom
Senior R&D Engineer...Timing Closure Specialist for EDA Careers at San Jose or Anywhere, CA
Field Application Engineer for Teradyne Inc at San Jose, CA
FPGA Engineer for Teradyne Inc at San Jose, CA
Upcoming Events
Preparing for the Cognitive Era: Education, Occupation and You at SJSU Student Union Theater 211 South 9th Street San Jose CA - Oct 18, 2017
11th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS 2017) at Seoul Korea (South) - Oct 19 - 20, 2017
15th IEEE/ACM ESTIMedia 2017 at Seoul Korea (South) - Oct 19 - 20, 2017
ESTIMedia 2017 at Seoul Korea (South) - Oct 19 - 20, 2017
CST: Webinar series



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise