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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.51
QCOM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. QCOM: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
QCOM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.51
Equity to Asset 0.60
QCOM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. QCOM: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
QCOM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.6
0.37
0.91
Interest Coverage 40.45
QCOM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 355.16 vs. QCOM: 40.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
QCOM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.09  Med: 215.82 Max: 9999.99
Current: 40.45
44.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.89
M-Score: -3.54
WACC vs ROIC
11.84%
14.89%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.39
QCOM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. QCOM: 23.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
QCOM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.37  Med: 31.11 Max: 35.74
Current: 23.39
21.37
35.74
Net-margin (%) 20.19
QCOM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. QCOM: 20.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
QCOM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.28  Med: 29.03 Max: 37.23
Current: 20.19
15.28
37.23
ROE (%) 10.89
QCOM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. QCOM: 10.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
QCOM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.32  Med: 19.20 Max: 22.59
Current: 10.89
8.32
22.59
ROA (%) 7.50
QCOM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. QCOM: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
QCOM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.12  Med: 15.03 Max: 19.6
Current: 7.5
6.12
19.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 186.31
QCOM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. QCOM: 186.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
QCOM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.24  Med: 229.27 Max: 320.43
Current: 186.31
54.24
320.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.00
QCOM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. QCOM: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QCOM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 18.00 Max: 57.2
Current: 12
-15.9
57.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
QCOM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. QCOM: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QCOM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.7  Med: 16.20 Max: 78.8
Current: 8
-6.7
78.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
QCOM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. QCOM: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QCOM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: 17.70 Max: 97.9
Current: 1.7
-12.9
97.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

QCOM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 1,536,700 sh (New)
James Barrow 18,445,837 sh (New)
Jana Partners 28,537,985 sh (+548.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 58,714 sh (+410.96%)
John Buckingham 29,834 sh (+71.48%)
Robert Olstein 99,000 sh (+37.50%)
Pioneer Investments 2,351,776 sh (+34.61%)
David Rolfe 9,521,542 sh (+15.36%)
David Dreman 25,591 sh (+13.46%)
Mairs and Power 1,291,397 sh (+10.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 15,447,680 sh (+8.22%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,500,000 sh (+5.88%)
Ken Fisher 9,331,250 sh (+1.20%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,977,300 sh (+0.55%)
Julian Robertson 40,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 1,836,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 4,245,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 302,267 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,802 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,500 sh (unchged)
Private Capital Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 11,870,524 sh (-5.53%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,504,909 sh (-10.05%)
Jeff Auxier 3,216 sh (-15.41%)
Dodge & Cox 8,000 sh (-20.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 458,940 sh (-35.99%)
Ray Dalio 122,565 sh (-36.61%)
Murray Stahl 6,865 sh (-67.50%)
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Q2 2015

QCOM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Zeke Ashton 45,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 189,158 sh (New)
Richard Snow 474,712 sh (New)
Jim Simons 939,305 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,963 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,032,570 sh (+124.99%)
Ray Dalio 216,765 sh (+76.86%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,747,401 sh (+16.11%)
Bill Nygren 4,845,000 sh (+14.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,994,435 sh (+10.01%)
John Buckingham 32,510 sh (+8.97%)
David Dreman 27,470 sh (+7.34%)
David Rolfe 10,046,809 sh (+5.52%)
David Rolfe 10,046,809 sh (+5.52%)
Mairs and Power 1,332,810 sh (+3.21%)
Robert Olstein 102,000 sh (+3.03%)
James Barrow 18,998,076 sh (+2.99%)
Ken Fisher 9,445,883 sh (+1.23%)
Jana Partners 28,819,654 sh (+0.99%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,990,800 sh (+0.68%)
Dodge & Cox 8,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,500,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 302,267 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 1,836,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 3,216 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,260,671 sh (-3.87%)
Murray Stahl 6,350 sh (-7.50%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,034,524 sh (-15.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,827 sh (-59.42%)
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Q3 2015

QCOM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Richard Pzena 879,185 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,937,779 sh (+2510.40%)
John Burbank 76,302 sh (+1825.36%)
Richard Snow 1,137,154 sh (+139.55%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,689,984 sh (+53.94%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,988,070 sh (+50.09%)
Steven Romick 2,726,990 sh (+48.53%)
Ray Dalio 301,665 sh (+39.17%)
Zeke Ashton 60,000 sh (+33.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,487 sh (+27.95%)
David Dreman 30,390 sh (+10.63%)
John Buckingham 34,331 sh (+5.60%)
Mairs and Power 1,349,847 sh (+1.28%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,530,000 sh (+0.67%)
Bill Nygren 4,845,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 8,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 2,500 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 189,158 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 30,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ken Fisher 9,387,122 sh (-0.62%)
Jana Partners 28,550,816 sh (-0.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,836,556 sh (-1.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,002,370 sh (-2.92%)
James Barrow 18,439,912 sh (-2.94%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,286,560 sh (-4.17%)
David Rolfe 9,547,357 sh (-4.97%)
Pioneer Investments 1,546,993 sh (-31.57%)
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Q4 2015

QCOM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,232,700 sh (+15.51%)
Richard Pzena 881,855 sh (+0.30%)
Steven Romick 2,726,990 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 9,372,982 sh (-0.15%)
James Barrow 18,242,650 sh (-1.07%)
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Wedgewood Partners Comments on Qualcomm - Jan 18, 2016

Of note regarding our continued conviction to hold onto Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), we think Qualcomm's underperformance during the quarter was largely attributed to customer compliance issues and increasing regulatory scrutiny. Both pertain to Qualcomm's lucrative licensing segment, which accounts for the majority of the Company's profitability. Qualcomm continues to represent an excellent risk-reward trade-off, with shares trading at historically low multiples. Ample growth catalysts include management's aggressive investment in increasing customer compliance with respect to signing licensing agreements, as well as retaking market share in its still-dominant chipset business.



We think the existential crisis that the market is pricing into Qualcomm’s shares is much too dire. First, China’s “techno-nationalism” has made it notoriously difficult for U.S. technology companies to compete on the Mainland 2. We believe too that Qualcomm’s 2015 settlement with Chinese regulators over licensing practices represents a very unique and attractive new source of high-margin, revenue growth. To date, it has been difficult for Qualcomm to begin collecting, per their settlement. However, during the quarter, the Company announced that they had signed licensing agreements with four of the five largest Chinese mobile device original equipment manufacturers, so we expect to see licensing revenue ramp faster than the market is expecting. Second, we think there is a good probability Qualcomm wins back share at some key chipset accounts, which should bode well for margins, especially as the Company has invested in a nimbler cost-structure. Last, while we can attribute some of Qualcomm’s recent stumbles to a mobile handset industry that is entering a more mature phase of growth, the Company is relatively further along in the process of converting its business model to reflect those realities, and we expect double-digit earnings per share gains over the next few years. We estimate that Qualcomm currently trades at a mid-single digit forward earning per share multiple, adjusted for net cash, which is a substantial discount to both the Russell 1000 Growth Index and S&P 500 Index. We expect continued significant buyback activity over the next several quarters, which should enhance the Company’s per-share growth prospects.



From Wedgewood Partners' fourth quarter 2015 client letter.



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David Rolfe Comments on Qualcomm - Oct 15, 2015

We incrementally added to our positions in Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) at the beginning of the quarter as we believe a slowdown in the Company’s chipset franchise (“QCT”) is more than discounted by the market. Further, we think QCT is at an earnings trough, as cost-containment efforts as well as restoration of socket share at key customers (e.g. Samsung) should restore the segment to mid-teen margins. We think Qualcomm’s licensing business (“QTL”) is also being dramatically undervalued. We expect “GDP-plus” revenue growth prospects and monopolistic operating margins well above 80% at QTL, and surmise that the market is assigning this business a single-digit, 2016 EV/EPS multiple, which is particularly attractive relative the “average” S&P 500 business trading in the mid to high teens multiples. We concluded that while the negative fundamental news on Qualcomm has lasted around 12 to 18 months, we think this is more than discounted in the current price and that this Company continues to have secular opportunities to grow earnings in the double-digit range.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners third quarter 2015 letter.

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 14.60
QCOM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. QCOM: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
QCOM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.2  Med: 21.03 Max: 49.85
Current: 14.6
13.2
49.85
Forward P/E 9.41
QCOM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. QCOM: 9.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.50
QCOM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. QCOM: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
QCOM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.21  Med: 21.00 Max: 49.59
Current: 14.5
13.21
49.59
P/B 2.18
QCOM's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. QCOM: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
QCOM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 3.50 Max: 6.81
Current: 2.18
2.18
6.81
P/S 3.82
QCOM's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. QCOM: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
QCOM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 8.60 Max: 19
Current: 3.82
3.82
19
PFCF 13.59
QCOM's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. QCOM: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
QCOM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 21.45 Max: 39.72
Current: 13.59
10.6
39.72
POCF 11.61
QCOM's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.35 vs. QCOM: 11.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
QCOM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 17.47 Max: 33.82
Current: 11.61
8.55
33.82
EV-to-EBIT 12.67
QCOM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. QCOM: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
QCOM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.4  Med: 20.20 Max: 51.5
Current: 12.67
12.4
51.5
EV-to-EBITDA 10.53
QCOM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.16 vs. QCOM: 10.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
QCOM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.7  Med: 17.60 Max: 38.4
Current: 10.53
10.7
38.4
PEG 1.38
QCOM's PEG is ranked higher than
56% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. QCOM: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
QCOM' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.19 Max: 6.54
Current: 1.38
0.6
6.54
Shiller P/E 15.83
QCOM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.39 vs. QCOM: 15.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
QCOM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.78  Med: 37.79 Max: 128.2
Current: 15.83
15.78
128.2
Current Ratio 3.13
QCOM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. QCOM: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
QCOM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 4.15 Max: 9.29
Current: 3.13
1.65
9.29
Quick Ratio 2.94
QCOM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. QCOM: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
QCOM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 3.90 Max: 9.17
Current: 2.94
1.31
9.17
Days Inventory 75.88
QCOM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.81 vs. QCOM: 75.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
QCOM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.71  Med: 48.66 Max: 55.88
Current: 75.88
35.71
55.88
Days Sales Outstanding 26.10
QCOM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.94 vs. QCOM: 26.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
QCOM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.23  Med: 28.89 Max: 132.28
Current: 26.1
24.23
132.28
Days Payable 65.16
QCOM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.65 vs. QCOM: 65.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
QCOM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.72  Med: 71.39 Max: 112.12
Current: 65.16
45.72
112.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.23
QCOM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. QCOM: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
QCOM' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.54 Max: 4.23
Current: 4.23
0.68
4.23
Dividend Payout 0.62
QCOM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. QCOM: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
QCOM' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.62
0.12
0.8
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.30
QCOM's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. QCOM: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
QCOM' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.50 Max: 70.3
Current: 16.3
0
70.3
Forward Dividend Yield 4.36
QCOM's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. QCOM: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.74
QCOM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. QCOM: 10.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
QCOM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 3.93 Max: 10.94
Current: 10.74
1.73
10.94
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
QCOM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. QCOM: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
QCOM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: -1.30 Max: 2
Current: 2
-11.2
2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 191.39
QCOM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. QCOM: 191.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
QCOM' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 12.36 Max: 217.35
Current: 191.39
6.05
217.35
Price/Tangible Book 3.21
QCOM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. QCOM: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
QCOM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.05  Med: 4.60 Max: 33.87
Current: 3.21
3.05
33.87
Price/Projected FCF 0.62
QCOM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. QCOM: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
QCOM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.63 Max: 337.86
Current: 0.62
0.7
337.86
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.82
QCOM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
98% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. QCOM: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.46
QCOM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. QCOM: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
QCOM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.11 Max: 4.67
Current: 0.46
0.03
4.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.74
QCOM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. QCOM: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
QCOM' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.50 Max: 32.87
Current: 1.74
0.7
32.87
Price/Graham Number 1.44
QCOM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. QCOM: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
QCOM' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.42 Max: 25.16
Current: 1.44
1.57
25.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.90
QCOM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. QCOM: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
QCOM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.90 Max: 8.1
Current: 7.9
1.9
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.87
QCOM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. QCOM: 15.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
QCOM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 18.40 Max: 44.2
Current: 15.87
1.8
44.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $25600
EPS $ 3.03
Beta1.44
Short Percentage of Float1.14%
52-Week Range $42.88 - 74.09
Shares Outstanding(Mil)1494.89

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 22,528 23,351 26,163
EPS($) 4.08 4.68 4.87
EPS without NRI($) 4.08 4.68 4.87

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:QCOM.Argentina, QCOM34.Brazil, QCOM.Chile, QCI.Germany, QCOM.Mexico, QCOM.Switzerland, 0QZ3.UK,
Qualcomm Inc was incorporated in July, 1985 in California. 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 through four reportable segments: QCT, QTL, QWI and QSI. QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies), QIS (Qualcomm Internet Services) Division that provides software products and content enablement services to wireless operators 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 capabilities or technology. Non-reportable 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 flat display modules; medical device connectivity and related data management; augmented reality; and device-to-device communications and supplier of integrated circuits and system software based on CDMA, OFDMA and other technologies for use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, and multimedia QCTs integrated circuit products and system software are sold to and/or licensed to manufacturers that use its products in wireless devices, particularly mobile phones, tablets, laptops, data modules, handheld wireless computers and gaming devices, access points and ro
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