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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) ROE %

: 49.59% (As of Dec. 2023)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Qualcomm's annualized net income for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $11,068 Mil. Qualcomm's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $22,320 Mil. Therefore, Qualcomm's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 49.59%.

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

QCOM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.46   Med: 28.85   Max: 153.46
Current: 37.39

During the past 13 years, Qualcomm's highest ROE % was 153.46%. The lowest was -31.46%. And the median was 28.85%.

QCOM's ROE % is ranked better than
96.52% of 976 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 4.43 vs QCOM: 37.39

Qualcomm ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's ROE % 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 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 153.46 94.63 112.85 92.52 36.53

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
ROE % 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 48.56 35.40 35.73 28.21 49.59

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Qualcomm's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % 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 ROE % Distribution

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

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



Qualcomm ROE % Calculation

Qualcomm's annualized ROE % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2023 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Sep. 2022 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Sep. 2023 ))/ count )
=7232/( (18013+21581)/ 2 )
=7232/19797
=36.53 %

Qualcomm's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2023 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=11068/( (21581+23058)/ 2 )
=11068/22319.5
=49.59 %

* 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 ROE %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Qualcomm  (NAS:QCOM) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=11068/22319.5
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(11068 / 39740)*(39740 / 51587.5)*(51587.5 / 22319.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=27.85 %*0.7703*2.3113
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=21.45 %*2.3113
=49.59 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=11068/22319.5
=(Net Income / Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income / Operating Income) * (Operating Income / Revenue) * (Revenue / Total Assets) * (Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
= (11068 / 11848) * (11848 / 11712) * (11712 / 39740) * (39740 / 51587.5) * (51587.5 / 22319.5)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.9342 * 1.0116 * 29.47 % * 0.7703 * 2.3113
=49.59 %

Note: The net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.
* In the five-step DuPont Analysis, Operating Income is only available for non-financial companies. Thus, for Insurance companies, we use EBIT as a substitution of Operating Income. For Banks, both Operating Income and EBIT is unavailable. Thus we combined Interest Burden and Operating Margin % into Pretax Margin %, and the DuPont Analysis is divided into four components instead.

* 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

Net Income is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) Business Description

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, 4G, and 5G networks. 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, as well as chips into automotive and Internet of Things markets.
Executives
Cristiano R Amon officer: President 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
James J Cathey officer: Chief Commercial Officer 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Alexander H Rogers officer: EVP & President, QTL 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Neil Martin officer: SVP, Finance and CAO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
James H Thompson officer: EVP, Qualcomm Technologies Inc 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Jeffrey William Henderson director 7000 CARDINAL PLACE, DUBLIN OH 43017
Erin L Polek officer: SVP Corporate Controller & CAO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Akash J. Palkhiwala officer: SVP & Interim CFO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Ann C Chaplin officer: General Counsel&Corp Secretary 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Donald J Rosenberg officer: EVP, GC & Corporate Secretary QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Brian Modoff officer: EVP, Strategy and M&A 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
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