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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) Degree of Financial Leverage : 0.79 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Qualcomm Degree of Financial Leverage?

Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT). Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.79. The higher Degree of Financial Leverage, the more volatile earnings will be.

The industry rank for Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage or its related term are showing as below:

QCOM's Degree of Financial Leverage is ranked better than
68.31% of 975 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 0.98 vs QCOM: 0.79

Qualcomm Degree of Financial Leverage Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage 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 Degree of Financial Leverage Chart

Qualcomm Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
Degree of Financial Leverage
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -0.34 -1.19 1.03 1.03 0.92

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Degree of Financial Leverage Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 0.73 0.97 0.92 0.89 0.79

Competitive Comparison of Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage, along with its competitors' market caps and Degree of Financial Leverage 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's Degree of Financial Leverage Distribution in the Semiconductors Industry

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage falls into.



Qualcomm Degree of Financial Leverage Calculation

Qualcomm's Degree of Financial Leverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

Degree of Financial Leverage=% Change in Earnings per Share (Diluted)**/% Change in EBIT
=( 7.44 (Mar. 2024) / 9.32 (Mar. 2023) - 1 )/( 9332 (Mar. 2024) / 12539 (Mar. 2023) - 1 )
=-0.2017/-0.2558
=0.79***

* 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.

** TTM data of EPS and EBIT was used to calculate Degree of Financial Leverage.
*** Please be aware that the Degree of Financial Leverage calculations are based on company-level data using the primary share class. The calculated data provided is for demonstration purposes and may slightly differ from the results displayed in the title due to potential variations caused by currency exchange rate differences throughout the year.


Qualcomm  (NAS:QCOM) Degree of Financial Leverage Explanation

Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) is a leverage ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s Earnings per Share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, also referred to as Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT), resulting from adjustments in its capital structure. DFL is an essential tool for companies to assess the appropriate level of debt or financial leverage in their capital structure. When EBIT remains relatively stable, it results in stable earnings and earnings per share. In such cases, the company may consider taking on substantial debt. However, for companies operating in industries with significant fluctuations in EBIT, it is advisable to keep debt at a manageable level.

The higher Degree of Financial Leverage, the more volatile earnings will be. Because interest is a fixed expense, leverage can amplify earnings and EPS. This is beneficial when EBIT is growing, but it can become problematic in tough economic conditions when EBIT is under pressure.

Be Aware

The use of financial leverage varies across different industries and business sectors, and the application of Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) should be adjusted accordingly.


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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) Business Description

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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
Gregory N Johnson director C/O INTUIT INC., 2700 COAST AVENUE, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Sylvia Acevedo director 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Randt Clark T. Jr. director ONE VALMONT PLAZA, 13815 FIRST NATIONAL BANK PARKWAY, OMAHA NE 68154
Jean-pascal Tricoire director 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE, SAN DIEGO CA 92121