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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) Financial Strength : 8 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Qualcomm Financial Strength?

Qualcomm has the Financial Strength Rank of 8. It shows strong financial strength and is unlikely to fall into distressed situations.

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors:

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Qualcomm's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 13.60. Qualcomm's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.41. As of today, Qualcomm's Altman Z-Score is 6.97.


Competitive Comparison of Qualcomm's Financial Strength

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Qualcomm's Financial Strength falls into.



Qualcomm Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Qualcomm's Interest Expense for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-172 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Mar. 2024 was $2,340 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $14,543 Mil.

Qualcomm's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-1*2340/-172
=13.60

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Qualcomm's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(914 + 14543) / 37556
=0.41

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Qualcomm has a Z-score of 6.97, indicating it is in Safe Zones. This implies the Z-Score is strong.

Good Sign:

Altman Z-score of 6.97 is strong.

* 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) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Qualcomm has the Financial Strength Rank of 8. It shows strong financial strength and is unlikely to fall into distressed situations.


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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
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