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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) Operating Margin % : 24.92% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Qualcomm Operating Margin %?

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Qualcomm's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,340 Mil. Qualcomm's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $9,389 Mil. Therefore, Qualcomm's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 24.92%.

Good Sign:

Qualcomm Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

QCOM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75   Med: 27.08   Max: 35.88
Current: 22.56


QCOM's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
87.53% of 986 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 5.27 vs QCOM: 22.56

Qualcomm's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 36.20% per year.

Qualcomm's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,340 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $8,212 Mil.


Qualcomm Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Chart

Qualcomm Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 31.59 26.58 29.16 35.88 21.74

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Margin % 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 22.53 21.52 13.03 29.47 24.92

Competitive Comparison of Qualcomm's Operating Margin %

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Qualcomm's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % 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 Operating Margin % Distribution in the Semiconductors Industry

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

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



Qualcomm Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

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

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Sep. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2023 )
=7788 / 35820
=21.74 %

Qualcomm's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=2340 / 9389
=24.92 %

* 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) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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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
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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
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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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