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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 No Debt
QCOM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. QCOM: No Debt )
QCOM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.11   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.81
QCOM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. QCOM: 0.81 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.81

0.37
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
QCOM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 115.57 vs. QCOM: No Debt )
QCOM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.68
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 10.08
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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.50
QCOM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. QCOM: 28.50 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.91   Max: 43.63
Current: 28.5

-0.91
43.63
Net-margin (%) 30.08
QCOM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. QCOM: 30.08 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.48   Max: 37.78
Current: 30.08

-20.48
37.78
ROE (%) 21.04
QCOM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. QCOM: 21.04 )
QCOM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.63   Max: 22.59
Current: 21.04

-10.63
22.59
ROA (%) 16.83
QCOM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. QCOM: 16.83 )
QCOM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.35   Max: 19.6
Current: 16.83

-9.35
19.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 286.59
QCOM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. QCOM: 286.59 )
QCOM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.97   Max: 275.45
Current: 286.59

-1.97
275.45
Revenue Growth (%) 20.40
QCOM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. QCOM: 20.40 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 84.6
Current: 20.4

-15.9
84.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.80
QCOM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. QCOM: 7.80 )
QCOM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 78.8
Current: 7.8

-6.7
78.8
EPS Growth (%) 17.70
QCOM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. QCOM: 17.70 )
QCOM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 95.7
Current: 17.7

-12.9
95.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

QCOM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Romick 2,100,000 sh (New)
George Soros 703,230 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 32,875 sh (+347.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,966 sh (+57%)
Joel Greenblatt 167,043 sh (+56.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,674,985 sh (+32.13%)
Ray Dalio 192,065 sh (+26.89%)
Bill Nygren 2,600,000 sh (+23.81%)
Murray Stahl 14,797 sh (+18.86%)
David Rolfe 4,396,586 sh (+10.14%)
Bill Frels 757,734 sh (+4.43%)
Mario Gabelli 54,860 sh (+3.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,333,758 sh (+1.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,921,719 sh (+1.34%)
Ken Fisher 9,073,330 sh (+0.76%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,219,900 sh (+0.16%)
Steve Mandel 1,722,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 301,282 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,827 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Scott Black 177,268 sh (-4.01%)
Leon Cooperman 2,619,887 sh (-7.3%)
Jim Simons 2,916,560 sh (-9.08%)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (-12.62%)
Steve Mandel 10,886,598 sh (-18.32%)
Lee Ainslie 3,274,268 sh (-19.1%)
Steven Cohen 54,941 sh (-30.63%)
Pioneer Investments 1,608,219 sh (-33.12%)
Private Capital 301,559 sh (-34.86%)
David Dreman 16,005 sh (-49.3%)
David Tepper 1,113,523 sh (-55.77%)
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Q1 2014

QCOM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 5,914 sh (New)
David Dreman 30,050 sh (+87.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 203,586 sh (+21.88%)
Murray Stahl 17,600 sh (+18.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,376,438 sh (+17.59%)
Bill Nygren 3,050,000 sh (+17.31%)
David Rolfe 4,677,079 sh (+6.38%)
Ray Dalio 198,865 sh (+3.54%)
Pioneer Investments 1,653,536 sh (+2.82%)
Bill Frels 761,914 sh (+0.55%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,228,100 sh (+0.37%)
Jim Simons 2,925,400 sh (+0.3%)
Ruane Cunniff 302,077 sh (+0.26%)
Steve Mandel 1,722,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 2,100,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,827 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Scott Black 175,598 sh (-0.94%)
PRIMECAP Management 19,035,298 sh (-1.54%)
Ken Fisher 8,856,729 sh (-2.39%)
Mario Gabelli 53,465 sh (-2.54%)
David Tepper 988,523 sh (-11.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (-12.84%)
Leon Cooperman 2,013,587 sh (-23.14%)
Private Capital 222,319 sh (-26.28%)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (-27.78%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,481,278 sh (-35.26%)
Steve Mandel 6,530,923 sh (-40.01%)
Lee Ainslie 1,945,891 sh (-40.57%)
Steven Cohen 26,942 sh (-50.96%)
Louis Moore Bacon 12,377 sh (-62.35%)
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Q2 2014

QCOM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 1,750,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 375,177 sh (+84.28%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (+50%)
Bill Nygren 3,565,000 sh (+16.89%)
Mario Gabelli 59,360 sh (+11.03%)
Ken Fisher 9,280,660 sh (+4.79%)
David Rolfe 4,897,789 sh (+4.72%)
Bill Frels 765,434 sh (+0.46%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,237,500 sh (+0.42%)
Ruane Cunniff 302,342 sh (+0.09%)
Jeff Auxier 3,827 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 5,914 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 2,100,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,472,554 sh (-0.19%)
Murray Stahl 17,463 sh (-0.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,826,768 sh (-1.1%)
Private Capital 217,395 sh (-2.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,032,100 sh (-3.03%)
Jim Simons 2,796,300 sh (-4.41%)
Pioneer Investments 1,508,743 sh (-8.76%)
Ray Dalio 175,965 sh (-11.52%)
Robert Olstein 57,000 sh (-12.31%)
Scott Black 127,748 sh (-27.25%)
David Dreman 19,664 sh (-34.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,300 sh (-36.54%)
Leon Cooperman 1,271,135 sh (-36.87%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,502 sh (-55.55%)
Lee Ainslie 311,120 sh (-84.01%)
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Q3 2014

QCOM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 11,456 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (+808.76%)
Brian Rogers 3,500,000 sh (+100%)
Joel Greenblatt 524,694 sh (+39.85%)
David Rolfe 6,637,080 sh (+35.51%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,471 sh (+35.48%)
Bill Frels 985,973 sh (+28.81%)
Robert Olstein 72,000 sh (+26.32%)
Bill Nygren 4,245,000 sh (+19.07%)
David Dreman 22,680 sh (+15.34%)
Ray Dalio 202,065 sh (+14.83%)
Murray Stahl 20,016 sh (+14.62%)
Ken Fisher 9,301,782 sh (+0.23%)
Ruane Cunniff 302,382 sh (+0.01%)
George Soros 175,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Scott Black 127,520 sh (-0.18%)
Pioneer Investments 1,504,713 sh (-0.27%)
Jeff Auxier 3,802 sh (-0.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 18,381,755 sh (-2.36%)
Private Capital 209,150 sh (-3.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,206,804 sh (-7.48%)
Mario Gabelli 54,510 sh (-8.17%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,930,000 sh (-13.74%)
Steven Romick 1,800,000 sh (-14.29%)
RS Investment Management 3,714 sh (-37.2%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,624,313 sh (-41.32%)
Jim Simons 427,500 sh (-84.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with QCOM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 1.3%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%0
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Add 100%0.49%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%3500000
Lee Ainslie 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.35%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%0
Bill Nygren 2014-09-30 Add 19.07%0.32%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%4245000
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Add 26.32%0.15%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%72000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 39.85%0.11%$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%524694
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$72.49 - $81.6 $ 72.27-6%11456
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.2%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%0
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Reduce -84.01%1.76%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%311120
David Tepper 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.86%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%0
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Reduce -36.87%0.77%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%1271135
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 New Buy0.49%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%1750000
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.25%0.41%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%127748
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Add 50%0.3%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%150000
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Add 16.89%0.29%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%3565000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 84.28%0.17%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%375177
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -34.56%0.06%$77.61 - $81.32 $ 72.27-9%19664
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.01%1.4%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%6530923
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.57%1.26%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%1945891
Private Capital 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.28%0.74%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%222319
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.14%0.65%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%2013587
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.59%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%100000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.44%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%0
Bill Nygren 2014-03-31 Add 17.31%0.28%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%3050000
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -27.78%0.27%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%65000
David Tepper 2014-03-31 Reduce -11.23%0.11%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%988523
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 87.75%0.08%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%30050
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 21.88%0.04%$71.12 - $79.28 $ 72.27-4%203586
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.6%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%0
David Tepper 2013-12-31 Reduce -55.77%1.51%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%1113523
Private Capital 2013-12-31 Reduce -34.86%1.01%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%301559
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Reduce -18.32%0.73%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%10886598
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -19.1%0.71%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%3274268
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.44%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%703230
Bill Nygren 2013-12-31 Add 23.81%0.33%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%2600000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -7.3%0.21%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%2619887
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Reduce -12.62%0.14%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%90000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 56.94%0.11%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%167043
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -49.3%0.09%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%16005
Frank Sands 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 26.89%0.02%$65.71 - $73.8 $ 72.272%192065
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Guru Investment Theses on Qualcomm Inc

Bill Nygren Comments on Qualcomm - Oct 08, 2013

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM - $67)(QCOM)
Qualcomm is the global leader in wireless technology licensing and mobile device chipsets. Qualcomm has dominant market share in both businesses, and it uses the strong recurring cash flow from its licensing business to reinvest in its chipset business. The company owns intellectual property that defines many of the standards used for 3G and 4G wireless communication, which allows it to collect royalties from handset providers that license these ubiquitous standards. Qualcomm’s licensing business accounts for only a third of the company’s revenue, and it is often underappreciated. However, its licensing business has unusually high profitability and represents close to two-thirds of Qualcomm’s profits. The majority of the world’s mobile handset users are still using older 2G technology, which is not a focus area for Qualcomm, so when these customers upgrade to 3G and 4G, Qualcomm should be well positioned to enjoy robust incremental revenue. The company is also the leading provider of chipsets, which function as the brains for wireless devices. Qualcomm’s industry-leading product breadth and peer-leading R&D investment should drive the company’s chipset growth. We expect Qualcomm to earn over $4.50 per share in a couple of years, and after adjusting for $20/share of cash, this high-quality business is priced at a forward P/E of just 11x.

From Bill Nygren's Oakmark Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.
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David Rolfe of Wedgewood Partners Comments on Qualcomm - Jul 19, 2013

Qualcomm (QCOM) was one of our poorest performers during the quarter, declining nearly 9%. In fact the shares in this long held position (at approximately $60), are little changed since reaching t hat level in February 2011. Qualcomm is the leading arms merchant across the entire spectrum of mobile telecommunications and mobile computing. The Snapdragon processor has found its way into 780 devices at more than 85 carriers. The Company reports that the chip is currently being designed into more than 550 future smartphone designs – from low end to high end.

However, their lucrative competitive position is under attack on quite a few fronts. At the high end, concerns over global smartphone saturation has dampened growth expectations. At the ultra competitive low end of the smartphone market (more akin to richer features in more traditional cell phones) where integrated semiconductor chips can sell for as little as $10, the Company has a more difficult time differentiating their chips from other suppliers – most notably Asian supplies.

While the Company maintains a healthy +30% market share in the low end, Mr. Market, in our view, is convinced that a collapse in the Company's average selling price of their chips and chipsets is imminent. The Company has long raged such battles. Over the past ten years, the range of smartphone average selling prices (ASP) has remained relatively steady between $190 and $220. Over the past few ye ars, the Company's royalty rates have been based on smartphone ASP of approximately +$210. We expect a sentiment change on ASP pricing as Apple (a key Qualcomm base band chip client) rolls out a refreshed iPhone lineup later this year. Indeed, while the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S still sell briskly in the millions of units, these two smartphones are positively geriatric at 21 and 36 months old, respectively. That said, a prospective drop of 10% in ASPs to $195 over the next few years a foregone conclusion as the Company has said as much the question is whether or not volume will pick up, in proportion, to offset the ASP decline.

Qualcomm's licensing revenue is typically a function of device ASPs and volume. We view ASPs as a double edged sword and as a result, over the long er term, should exhibit a flat to slightly declining trajectory. As the value proposition of smartphones become more attractive due to lower prices (compared to smartphone prices just a few years ago), we expect low priced feature phone subscribers will ultimately trade up to low end smartphones with higher ASP's, relative to their feature phone predecessors. In addition, given the highly commoditized nature of low end smartphones, we expect volume will closely offset, if not outpace average selling price declines. On the "high end," we think spectrum innovation from Qualcomm and telecom operators will drive a continued desire by consumers to upgrade devices in order to take advantage of faster, more efficient networks.

In addition, fears of a rejuvenated Intel making inroads in the mobile processor space with their next generation Atom based mobile processors are also weighing on the shares. Lastly, concerns over declining royalty rates at the profitable patent licensing division are quite real down the road. As the smartphone market migrates from 3G/4G, then on to LTE only devices, royalty rates will no doubt decline. Even with declining LTE royalty rates, the Company still possesses best in class IP in apps processing, WiFi integration, power efficiency and smartphone carrier roadmaps to propel robust unit growth. The Company has over 300 devices approved, based on their LTE chips, and over 400 design wins on future LTE devices. Further, the industry research firms of Gartner and Strategy Analytics expect cumulative smartphone unit sales of approximately 5 billion from 2012 to 2016.

In summary, Qualcomm's competitive edge is its unrivaled patent portfolio of 3G and 4G air interface technologies. Around two thirds of the Company's consolidated operating profits are generated by licensing this technology to electronics manufacturers, most notably feature phones and smartphone OEMs, which seek to include cellular equipment in their devices. At $60 per share, the market implied growth rate of the company (revenues) is less than 10%, as well as assuming a 300 400 basis point decline in operating margins. Given that Qualcomm is our 5th largest holding, we certainly believe that the market is over discounting the concerns chronicled above.

From Wedgewood Partners second quarter 2013 investor letter.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.60
QCOM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 65.00 vs. QCOM: 15.60 )
QCOM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 55.15
Current: 15.6

14.89
55.15
P/B 3.10
QCOM's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. QCOM: 3.10 )
QCOM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 7.15
Current: 3.1

2.62
7.15
P/S 4.70
QCOM's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. QCOM: 4.70 )
QCOM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 14.8
Current: 4.7

4.48
14.8
PFCF 16.20
QCOM's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 16.20 )
QCOM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 39.72
Current: 16.2

10.6
39.72
EV-to-EBIT 13.55
QCOM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 50.69 vs. QCOM: 13.55 )
QCOM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.9   Max: 32.7
Current: 13.55

11.9
32.7
PEG 1.40
QCOM's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 1.40 )
QCOM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.84
Current: 1.4

0.6
7.84
Shiller P/E 23.70
QCOM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 23.70 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.23   Max: 157.73
Current: 23.7

20.23
157.73
Current Ratio 3.73
QCOM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. QCOM: 3.73 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 8.08
Current: 3.73

1.74
8.08
Quick Ratio 3.48
QCOM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. QCOM: 3.48 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 7.91
Current: 3.48

1.31
7.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.20
QCOM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. QCOM: 2.20 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.22
Current: 2.2

0.38
2.22
Dividend Payout 0.35
QCOM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 0.35 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.35

0.17
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 23.90
QCOM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. QCOM: 23.90 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70.3
Current: 23.9

0
70.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.73
QCOM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. QCOM: 5.73 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 5.78
Current: 5.73

0.99
5.78
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
QCOM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. QCOM: -0.50 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -11.2
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 14.80
QCOM's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 14.80 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 128.95
Current: 14.8

8.01
128.95
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.30
QCOM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 11.30 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.52   Max: 129.9
Current: 11.3

6.52
129.9
Price/Tangible Book 3.80
QCOM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. QCOM: 3.80 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.29   Max: 11.31
Current: 3.8

3.29
11.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
QCOM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.95 vs. QCOM: 1.10 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 337.84
Current: 1.1

1.09
337.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
QCOM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. QCOM: 0.70 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.7

0.03
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
QCOM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 1.00 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 6.96
Current: 1

0.69
6.96
Price/Graham Number 1.60
QCOM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. QCOM: 1.60 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 8.54
Current: 1.6

1.68
8.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
QCOM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. QCOM: 7.40 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 8.4
Current: 7.4

3.1
8.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.63
QCOM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. QCOM: 19.63 )
QCOM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 43.3
Current: 19.63

-1.2
43.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:QCI.Germany, QCOM34.Brazil, QCOM.Mexico, QCOM.Argentina, QCOM.Chile
Qualcomm Inc was incorporated in 1985 under the laws of the state of California. In 1991, it reincorporated in the state of Delaware. The Company develops & commercializes digital communication technology called CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access), & owns intellectual property applicable to products that implement any version of CDMA including patents, patent applications & trade secrets. It is also engaged in the development and commercialization of OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) -based technologies for which it owns substantial intellectual property. Its products principally consist of integrated circuits (also known as chips or chipsets) and system software used in mobile devices and in wireless networks. The Company also sells other products and services, which include: integrated circuits for use in wired devices, particularly broadband gateway equipment, desktop computers, televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players; content enablement services to wireless operators; development, other services and related wireless communications products used by the United States government; location awareness and commerce services; and software and hardware development services. The Company conducts business primarily through four reportable segments: QCT, QTL, QWI and QSI. QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) Segment is a developer sale of certain wireless products, including, without limitation, products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD (including TD-SCDMA), GSM/GPRS/EDGE and/or OFDMA (including LTE) standards and their derivatives. QWI (Qualcomm Wireless & Internet) Segment includes four divisions, namely Omnitracs Division which designs, manufactures and sells equipment, licenses software and provides services to its customers to manage their assets, products and workforce, QIS (Qualcomm Internet Services) Division that provides software products and content enablement services to wireless operators worldwide to support and accelerate the growth and advancement of wireless data products and services, QGOV (Qualcomm Government Technologies) Division that provides development and other services and related products involving wireless communications technologies to U.S. government agencies and their contractors. QRS (Qualcomm Retail Solutions) Division includes its retail services business, builds and manages software applications that enable certain mobile location-awareness and commerce services. QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives) Segment makes strategic investments that may open new or expand opportunities for its technologies, support the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications or possess unique capabilities or technology. Nonreportable segments are comprised of its QMT (Qualcomm MEMS Technologies) division and other display, wireless technology and services initiatives that include, but are not limited to: low power consumption, high optical performance fl
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