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Qualcomm (NAS:QCOM) Graham Number

: $35.88 (As of Sep. 2022)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2022-12-05), the stock price of Qualcomm is $123.30. Qualcomm's graham number for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 was $35.88. Therefore, Qualcomm's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 3.44.

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

QCOM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65   Med: 2.79   Max: 9.21
Current: 3.44

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Qualcomm was 9.21. The lowest was 1.65. And the median was 2.79.

QCOM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked worse than
81.65% of 692 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 1.42 vs QCOM: 3.44

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


Qualcomm (NAS:QCOM) Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's Graham Number 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 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - - 14.01 35.88

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Graham Number 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 14.01 21.69 30.69 27.64 35.88

Qualcomm (NAS:QCOM) Graham Number Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Qualcomm's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number 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 (NAS:QCOM) Graham Number Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Qualcomm's Graham Number falls into.



Qualcomm Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

Qualcomm's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*5.016*11.41)
=35.88

Qualcomm's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*5.016*11.41)
=35.88

* 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.


Qualcomm  (NAS:QCOM) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

Qualcomm's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Sep. 2022 )
=123.30/35.88
=3.44

* 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

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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Qualcomm (NAS:QCOM) 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
Cathey James J officer: Chief Commercial Officer 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Chaplin Ann C officer: General Counsel&Corp Secretary 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Acevedo Sylvia director 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Johnson Gregory N director C/O INTUIT INC. 2700 COAST AVENUE MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Tricoire Jean-pascal director 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Miller Jamie S director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Ace Heather S officer: EVP, Human Resources 3721 VALLEY CENTRE DR SUITE 500 SAN DIEGO CA 92130
Palkhiwala Akash J. officer: SVP & Interim CFO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Wise David officer: Interim CFO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Polek Erin L officer: SVP Corporate Controller & CAO 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Anstice Martin B director 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Rosenfeld Irene B director 999 VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD SUITE 601 NAPLES FL 34108
Mollenkopf Steven M director, officer: Chief Executive Officer 5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Smit Neil director C/O AMERICA ONLINE LATIN AMERICA, INC. 6600 N. ANDREWS AVE., SUITE 400 FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309
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