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Qualcomm ROA %

: 32.68% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Qualcomm's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $14,920 Mil. Qualcomm's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $45,661 Mil. Therefore, Qualcomm's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 32.68%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Qualcomm's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

QCOM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.11   Med: 14.27   Max: 30.03
Current: 30.03

During the past 13 years, Qualcomm's highest ROA % was 30.03%. The lowest was -10.11%. And the median was 14.27%.

QCOM's ROA % is ranked better than
97.15% of 912 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 6.25 vs QCOM: 30.03

Qualcomm ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Qualcomm Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.15 -10.11 13.36 15.17 23.54

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 21.35 27.98 32.35 26.94 32.68

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Qualcomm's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Qualcomm ROA % Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Qualcomm's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Qualcomm's ROA % falls into.



Qualcomm ROA % Calculation

Qualcomm's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Sep. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=9043/( (35594+41240)/ 2 )
=9043/38417
=23.54 %

Qualcomm's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=14920/( (44302+47020)/ 2 )
=14920/45661
=32.68 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Qualcomm  (NAS:QCOM) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=14920/45661
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(14920 / 43744)*(43744 / 45661)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=34.11 %*0.958
=32.68 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Qualcomm Business Description

Qualcomm logo
Address
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA, USA, 92121-1714
Qualcomm develops and licenses wireless technology and designs chips for smartphones. 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. The firm is a leader in 5G network technology as well. Qualcomm's IP is licensed by virtually all wireless device makers. The firm is also the world's largest wireless chip vendor, supplying nearly every premier handset maker with leading-edge processors. Qualcomm also sells RF-front end modules into smartphones and chips into automotive and Internet of Things markets.
Executives
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