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Qualcomm (Qualcomm) ROA % : 17.67% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Qualcomm ROA %?

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Qualcomm's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $9,304 Mil. Qualcomm's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $52,651 Mil. Therefore, Qualcomm's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 17.67%.

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

QCOM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.11   Med: 13.91   Max: 28.67
Current: 16.53

During the past 13 years, Qualcomm's highest ROA % was 28.67%. The lowest was -10.11%. And the median was 13.91%.

QCOM's ROA % is ranked better than
95.1% of 999 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 2.49 vs QCOM: 16.53

Qualcomm ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Qualcomm's ROA % 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 ROA % Chart

Qualcomm Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
ROA %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.36 15.17 23.54 28.67 14.46

Qualcomm Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROA % 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 13.86 14.81 11.91 21.45 17.67

Competitive Comparison of Qualcomm's ROA %

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

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

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



Qualcomm ROA % Calculation

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

ROA %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Sep. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Sep. 2023 ))/ count )
=7232/( (49014+51040)/ 2 )
=7232/50027
=14.46 %

Qualcomm's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=9304/( (52135+53167)/ 2 )
=9304/52651
=17.67 %

* 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 ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Qualcomm  (NAS:QCOM) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=9304/52651
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(9304 / 37556)*(37556 / 52651)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=24.77 %*0.7133
=17.67 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) revenue data.

* 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

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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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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