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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 : 6/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.95
NAS:QCOM's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. NAS:QCOM: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:QCOM' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 21.21 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.95
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
NAS:QCOM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NAS:QCOM: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:QCOM' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.77 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.49
0.06
0.91
Interest Coverage 10.06
NAS:QCOM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 59.27 vs. NAS:QCOM: 10.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:QCOM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.06  Med: 77.94 Max: 1510
Current: 10.06
10.06
1510
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 3.03
Beneish M-Score: -1.82
WACC vs ROIC
10.28%
11.83%
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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Operating Margin % 18.09
NAS:QCOM's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. NAS:QCOM: 18.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:QCOM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.09  Med: 29.4 Max: 33.6
Current: 18.09
18.09
33.6
Net Margin % 17.26
NAS:QCOM's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. NAS:QCOM: 17.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:QCOM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.28  Med: 28.42 Max: 37.23
Current: 17.26
15.28
37.23
ROE % 12.46
NAS:QCOM's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. NAS:QCOM: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:QCOM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.32  Med: 18.38 Max: 22.59
Current: 12.46
8.32
22.59
ROA % 7.06
NAS:QCOM's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. NAS:QCOM: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:QCOM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.12  Med: 13.7 Max: 19.6
Current: 7.06
6.12
19.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 188.31
NAS:QCOM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
99% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9.85 vs. NAS:QCOM: 188.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:QCOM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.24  Med: 247.53 Max: 294.63
Current: 188.31
54.24
294.63
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.50
NAS:QCOM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NAS:QCOM: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:QCOM' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.7  Med: 21.05 Max: 84.8
Current: 3.5
-14.7
84.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.80
NAS:QCOM's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NAS:QCOM: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:QCOM' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.6  Med: 19.75 Max: 95.7
Current: 2.8
-6.6
95.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -0.90
NAS:QCOM's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NAS:QCOM: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:QCOM' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: 17.7 Max: 97.9
Current: -0.9
-12.9
97.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

QCOM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ron Baron 4,000 sh (New)
David Tepper 900,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 127,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 49,720 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 628,600 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 5,589,229 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 83,173 sh (+273.49%)
First Eagle Investment 901,741 sh (+60.23%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,055,994 sh (+1.69%)
John Buckingham 35,814 sh (+1.42%)
Ken Fisher 9,691,241 sh (+0.06%)
Bill Nygren 4,745,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,430 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 5,688 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,034,000 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 1,030,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 325,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Mairs and Power 1,486,059 sh (-0.55%)
Richard Pzena 883,045 sh (-0.62%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,980,554 sh (-1.96%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 21,024,535 sh (-2.66%)
David Dreman 28,293 sh (-2.99%)
Richard Snow 910,253 sh (-3.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,069,733 sh (-4.34%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,287,646 sh (-9.35%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,425,000 sh (-12.38%)
David Rolfe 3,461,144 sh (-13.77%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,341,120 sh (-40.23%)
Steven Romick 1,815,560 sh (-41.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,739,875 sh (-48.74%)
Pioneer Investments 2,935 sh (-95.25%)
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Q4 2016

QCOM Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli 3,547 sh (New)
Jim Simons 269,760 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 2,254,453 sh (+150.01%)
David Tepper 1,400,000 sh (+55.56%)
John Buckingham 40,380 sh (+12.75%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,390,137 sh (+10.93%)
David Carlson 1,100,000 sh (+6.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,112,953 sh (+4.04%)
Murray Stahl 5,887 sh (+3.50%)
Spiros Segalas 7,101,639 sh (+27.06%)
Bill Nygren 4,745,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,425,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,430 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 127,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 1,815,560 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,034,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Fisher 9,688,348 sh (-0.03%)
Mairs and Power 1,484,888 sh (-0.08%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,330,270 sh (-0.46%)
Lee Ainslie 47,900 sh (-3.66%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 20,101,407 sh (-4.39%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,108,699 sh (-5.13%)
Richard Snow 809,382 sh (-11.08%)
David Rolfe 2,920,979 sh (-15.61%)
Richard Pzena 743,731 sh (-15.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,805,290 sh (-17.89%)
Jerome Dodson 250,000 sh (-23.08%)
David Dreman 17,118 sh (-39.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,878 sh (-94.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 219,275 sh (-95.37%)
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Q1 2017

QCOM Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Julian Robertson 173,000 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 5,216,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,500,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 6,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,716 sh (+468.18%)
John Buckingham 79,784 sh (+97.58%)
David Rolfe 4,081,972 sh (+39.75%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,950,000 sh (+34.46%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,722,640 sh (+16.84%)
Steven Romick 2,120,810 sh (+16.81%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,864,119 sh (+13.98%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 22,765,058 sh (+13.25%)
Ken Fisher 10,041,310 sh (+3.64%)
Mairs and Power 1,529,125 sh (+2.98%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,197,444 sh (+0.55%)
Richard Pzena 743,776 sh (+0.01%)
Bill Nygren 4,745,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,430 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 131,200 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jerome Dodson Sold Out
David Dreman 16,562 sh (-3.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,074,616 sh (-3.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 211,523 sh (-3.54%)
Richard Snow 772,444 sh (-4.56%)
Murray Stahl 5,251 sh (-10.80%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,000,067 sh (-11.83%)
John Hussman 102,000 sh (-19.69%)
David Carlson 600,000 sh (-45.45%)
Spiros Segalas 5,521,806 sh (-22.25%)
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Q2 2017

QCOM Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 269,000 sh (+27.17%)
Steven Romick 2,340,250 sh (+10.35%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,167,200 sh (+3.65%)
Ken Fisher 1,093,398 sh (-89.11%)
Spiros Segalas 1,921,120 sh (-65.21%)
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors    NAICS: 334118    SIC: 3577
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Headquarter Location:USA
Qualcomm Inc develops and licenses wireless technology. It also engages in designing chips for mobile phones. The company is also the world's largest wireless chip vendor, supplying many premier handset makers with leading-edge processors.

Qualcomm develops and licenses wireless technology in addition to designing chips for mobile phones. The company's key patents revolve around CDMA and OFDMA technologies, which are standards in wireless communications that are the backbone of all 3G and 4G networks. In turn, Qualcomm's IP is licensed by virtually all wireless device makers. The firm is also the world's largest wireless chip vendor, supplying many premier handset makers with leading-edge processors.

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David Rolfe Comments on Qualcomm - Apr 14, 2017

The stock was our worst relative performer during the first quarter. While the stock was up nicely (+35%) in 2016 (after a dismal -30% in 2015), it suffered sharp profit-taking following Apple’s lawsuit filed in February. Apple’s lawsuit was filed just days after the Federal Trade Commission, in one of its final acts under the Obama administration, announced that it would sue Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) for its purportedly anti-competitive practices. The FTC alleged that, in the U.S., Qualcomm used its unfair (dominant) supplier of smartphone modems to demand higher patent payments. Apple was specifically called out for allegedly entering into an exclusivity deal with Qualcomm in order to avoid its onerous terms. It’s never fun when your children are fighting amongst themselves, and the same can be said when two of your portfolio children are fighting each other—and quite publicly at that. We have owned Apple since 2005 and have cheered the Company on during their long (and expensive) efforts to protect their IP. We have done the same during our +10-year ownership with Qualcomm’s legal battles as well. To hear each side state their respective cases, quite frankly, one can easily agree with both plaintiffs and defendants. However, we come down on the side that Qualcomm deserves to charge its current IP royalty rates given that they have been the mobile industry’s de facto R&D arm. No doubt Apple has been a prodigious investor in their own R&D, but most smartphone manufacturers are not much more than smartphone assemblers of discrete hardware and software. These lawsuits go right to the heart of Qualcomm’s royalty franchise. Not too surprising then that the stock fell sharply on news of the FTC and Apple lawsuits. In our view, the stock fell too sharply, from $66 to as low as $ 53. At valuations of $55 and below, the market embeds, in our view, a far too onerous settlement with Apple at a new royalty rate that is much too low, in our opinion. The Company’s NXP Semiconductor acquisitions remains on schedule. On the share price weakness, we added to our position in the stock in mid-to-late February.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners first-quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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Jerome Dodson Comments on Qualcomm - Nov 01, 2016

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), a provider of software and semiconductor chips used in mobile phones, boosted the Fund’s return by 67 basis points, as its stock rose 27.9% from $53.57 to $68.50. Investors cheered the company’s progress in China, as it signed licensing agreements with several smartphone manufacturers and its new Snapdragon chips gained market share in the country. In late September, the stock jumped on reports that the company was in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a leading provider of semiconductors to the automotive industry. If the deal occurs, it would be significantly accretive to earnings, as Qualcomm would add a new, fast-growing revenue stream while putting its $31 billion cash balance to work.

From Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s Parnassus Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.

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David Rolfe Comments on Qualcomm - Oct 21, 2016

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) was also a top contributor to performance over the past three months. We saw Qualcomm make meaningful progress on its technology licensing (QTL) front after several quarters of patiently waiting for the Company to capture unpaid royalties in China. Although Qualcomm’s chipset franchise (QCT) usually garners most of the attention for the Company, its high-margin QTL segment actually generates two-thirds to three-quarters of consolidated profitability. So while revenues at Qualcomm grew 4%, operating income grew almost 30%, year-over-year. Although it has taken several quarters to eventually materialize, we think that the “lumpy” nature of QTL revenues does not make Qualcomm’s long-term prospects for monetizing its prolific research and development spend (cumulative $16 billion over the past three years), any less attractive. In our opinion, Qualcomm shares remain underappreciated by the market, trading at just 14X next 12 month earnings. In addition, the Company maintains a fortress-like balance sheet with about $20 billion in net cash. As a valuation thought-experiment, if Qualcomm levered its balance sheet to be at parity with the average S&P 500 company's (excluding financials) net debt-to-operating earnings ratio4, the Company would have close to 35% of its market cap available for redeployment. We continue to expect that the long-term growth of the business will drive the stock higher and help close that gap, but our conviction in the stock is reinforced by the Company’s excellent financial health, which is a byproduct of their superior profitability.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners third-quarter 2016 shareholder letter.

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David Rolfe Comments on Qualcomm - Oct 17, 2016

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) was also a top contributor to performance over the past three months. We saw Qualcomm make meaningful progress on its technology licensing (QTL) front after several quarters of patiently waiting for the Company to capture unpaid royalties in China. Although Qualcomm’s chipset franchise (QCT) usually garners most of the attention for the Company, its high-margin QTL segment actually generates two-thirds to three-quarters of consolidated profitability. So while revenues at Qualcomm grew 4%, operating income grew almost 30%, year-over-year. Although it has taken several quarters to eventually materialize, we think that the “lumpy” nature of QTL revenues does not make Qualcomm’s long-term prospects for monetizing its prolific research and development spend (cumulative $16 billion over the past three years), any less attractive. In our opinion, Qualcomm shares remain underappreciated by the market, trading at just 14X next 12 month earnings. In addition, the Company maintains a fortress-like balance sheet with about $20 billion in net cash. As a valuation thought-experiment, if Qualcomm levered its balance sheet to be at parity with the average S&P 500 company's (excluding financials) net debt-to-operating earnings ratio4, the Company would have close to 35% of its market cap available for redeployment. We continue to expect that the long-term growth of the business will drive the stock higher and help close that gap, but our conviction in the stock is reinforced by the Company’s excellent financial health, which is a byproduct of their superior profitability.



From Wedgewood Partners' third quarter 2016 shareholder commentary.



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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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PE Ratio 20.39
QCOM's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 22.85 vs. QCOM: 20.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
QCOM' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.18  Med: 19.66 Max: 49.59
Current: 20.39
13.18
49.59
Forward PE Ratio 11.70
QCOM's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.83 vs. QCOM: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.39
QCOM's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
61% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 23.03 vs. QCOM: 20.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
QCOM' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.18  Med: 20.14 Max: 49.59
Current: 20.39
13.18
49.59
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 24.30
QCOM's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
59% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. QCOM: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.11  Med: 18.99 Max: 36.48
Current: 24.3
12.11
36.48
PB Ratio 2.51
QCOM's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. QCOM: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
QCOM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 3.29 Max: 5.49
Current: 2.51
2.18
5.49
PS Ratio 3.52
QCOM's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 832 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. QCOM: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
QCOM' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 5.61 Max: 9.48
Current: 3.52
2.94
9.48
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 21.01
QCOM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 21.26 vs. QCOM: 21.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 18.79 Max: 39.8
Current: 21.01
10.6
39.8
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.22
QCOM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
51% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.89 vs. QCOM: 18.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.57  Med: 16.06 Max: 33.73
Current: 18.22
8.57
33.73
EV-to-EBIT 16.07
QCOM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. QCOM: 16.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
QCOM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.1  Med: 15 Max: 32.2
Current: 16.07
10.1
32.2
EV-to-EBITDA 12.53
QCOM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
56% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 13.38 vs. QCOM: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
QCOM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 12.8 Max: 24.7
Current: 12.53
8.3
24.7
PEG Ratio 3.58
QCOM's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. QCOM: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
QCOM' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.35 Max: 29.14
Current: 3.58
0.6
29.14
Shiller PE Ratio 17.44
QCOM's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 44.47 vs. QCOM: 17.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
QCOM' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.83  Med: 34.71 Max: 81.81
Current: 17.44
15.83
81.81
Current Ratio 2.95
QCOM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. QCOM: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
QCOM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.73 Max: 9.29
Current: 2.95
0.92
9.29
Quick Ratio 2.73
QCOM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. QCOM: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
QCOM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 3.48 Max: 9.16
Current: 2.73
0.69
9.16
Days Inventory 66.92
QCOM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 78.87 vs. QCOM: 66.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
QCOM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.34  Med: 49.92 Max: 57.06
Current: 66.92
43.34
57.06
Days Sales Outstanding 57.12
QCOM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 61.39 vs. QCOM: 57.12 )
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: 57.12
24.23
132.28
Days Payable 56.87
QCOM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 52.14 vs. QCOM: 56.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
QCOM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.72  Med: 71.27 Max: 107.55
Current: 56.87
45.72
107.55

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.06
QCOM's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
83% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. QCOM: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
QCOM' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.61 Max: 4.23
Current: 4.06
1.03
4.23
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.83
QCOM's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. QCOM: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
QCOM' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.83
0.27
0.7
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 19.00
QCOM's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. QCOM: 19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
QCOM' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 70.3
Current: 19
0
70.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.23
QCOM's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
83% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. QCOM: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 10.71
QCOM's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
93% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. QCOM: 10.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
QCOM' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.72  Med: 4.25 Max: 11.15
Current: 10.71
2.72
11.15
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.30
QCOM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. QCOM: 4.30 )
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: -18.1  Med: -1.95 Max: 4.3
Current: 4.3
-18.1
4.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.76
QCOM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. QCOM: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 4.63 Max: 33.82
Current: 3.76
3.07
33.82
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.96
QCOM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.58 Max: 108.33
Current: 0.96
0.7
108.33
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.21
QCOM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
73% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. QCOM: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
QCOM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. QCOM: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.31
Current: 0.63
0.03
5.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.85
QCOM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. QCOM: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
QCOM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.53 Max: 23.99
Current: 1.85
1.57
23.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.22
QCOM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
72% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. QCOM: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
QCOM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 6.7 Max: 9.9
Current: 6.22
3.1
9.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.37
QCOM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. QCOM: 7.37 )
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: 6.8  Med: 18.35 Max: 44.2
Current: 7.37
6.8
44.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $22,570.00
EPS (TTM) $ 2.61
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float1.08%
52-Week Range $51.05 - 71.62
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,476.07

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 22,691 24,247 28,927
EPS ($) 4.25 4.39 5.41
EPS without NRI ($) 4.25 4.39 5.41
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.55%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.20 2.35 2.47
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