QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies and products are used in mobile devices and other wireless products, including network equipment, broadband gateway equipment, consumer electronic devices, and other connected devices worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$131.62|
|52 Week High||US$121.05|
|52 Week Low||US$167.94|
|1 Month Change||-1.69%|
|3 Month Change||-8.28%|
|1 Year Change||2.13%|
|3 Year Change||110.66%|
|5 Year Change||92.43%|
|Change since IPO||23,299.11%|
Recent News & Updates
Why Has Qualcomm Stock Fallen Since September And What's Next?
QUALCOMM Incorporated does not appear to be very much affected by the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage issue, going by management comments and its recent financial performance. QCOM's shares have fallen by as much as 17% between September and mid-October 2021, although its share price has recovered some lost ground following a new share buyback authorization announcement. The company's supply situation will be the key short-term issue to monitor; while Apple's new modem and the handset market's growth are the major long-term issues to watch. I have a Neutral rating for QCOM, considering the company's long-term risk factors and its current valuations.
QUALCOMM Incorporated, (NASDAQ:QCOM) a Dividend Stock with an In-Demand Product Line
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Qualcomm Stock: Breather Before The Next Big Peak Rush To New All-Time Highs
The Qualcomm stock is still caught in consolidation, which has been going on since January when Qualcomm reached an all-time high of over $160 per share. Qualcomm stock is taking a breather before the next peak storm. Today, Qualcomm is in an extremely comfortable position. Even the loss of market share to MediaTek does not change that. Looking at the downside risks, I see far greater exposure with many of Qualcomm's other peers, especially regarding everybody's darlings AMD and Nvidia. If the general market sentiment remains intact, this is the right time to add more Qualcomm shares to your portfolio.
Qualcomm: A Great 5G And IoT Play, But Beware Potential Headwinds
Qualcomm has positioned quite well its product portfolio for secular growth trends in 5G and IoT. Its recent operating performance has been quite good and momentum should remain strong in the next quarters supported by 5G, IoT and auto connectivity. There are some potential issues in the short term, such as the chip shortage, MediaTek competition or losing Apple’s modem business, but long-term secular growth drivers are stronger.
|QCOM||US Semiconductor||US Market|
Return vs Industry: QCOM underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 42.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QCOM underperformed the US Market which returned 30.3% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: QCOM is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QCOM's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies and products are used in mobile devices and other wireless products, including network equipment, broadband gateway equipment, consumer electronic devices, and other connected devices worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on 3G/4G/5G and other technologies for use in wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products.
QUALCOMM Fundamentals Summary
|QCOM fundamental statistics|
Is QCOM overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|QCOM income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$13.09b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 27, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Nov 03, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||8.16|
|Net Profit Margin||28.26%|
How did QCOM perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.1%Current Dividend Yield
Does QCOM pay a reliable dividends?See QCOM dividend history and benchmarks
|QUALCOMM dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Dec 01 2021|
|Dividend Pay Date||Dec 16 2021|
|Days until Ex dividend||37 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||52 days|
Does QCOM pay a reliable dividends?See QCOM dividend history and benchmarks
Is QUALCOMM undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: QCOM ($131.62) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($114.38)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QCOM is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QCOM is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.1x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (31.9x).
PE vs Market: QCOM is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.1x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QCOM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QCOM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (18.2x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.8x).
How is QUALCOMM forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: QCOM's forecast earnings growth (2.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: QCOM's earnings (2.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: QCOM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: QCOM's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QCOM's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: QCOM's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (66.7%).
How has QUALCOMM performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QCOM has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: QCOM's current net profit margins (28.3%) are higher than last year (13.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QCOM's earnings have grown by 18.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QCOM's earnings growth over the past year (233.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: QCOM earnings growth over the past year (233.7%) exceeded the Semiconductor industry 70.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst QCOM's Return on Equity (112.57%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is QUALCOMM's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QCOM's short term assets ($19.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($11.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: QCOM's short term assets ($19.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($19.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QCOM's debt to equity ratio (193.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: QCOM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 38.4% to 193.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QCOM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (70.8%).
Interest Coverage: QCOM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.9x coverage).
What is QUALCOMM current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: QCOM's dividend (2.07%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).
High Dividend: QCOM's dividend (2.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: QCOM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: QCOM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.3%), QCOM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: QCOM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Cristiano Amon (51 yo)
Mr. Cristiano Renno Amon serves as Chief Executive Officer & DIrector of QUALCOMM Incorporated since June 30, 2021 and serves as its President since January 04, 2018. Mr. Amon served as the President of Qu...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Cristiano's total compensation ($USD14.61M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Cristiano's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: QCOM's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: QCOM's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
QUALCOMM Incorporated's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: QUALCOMM Incorporated
- Ticker: QCOM
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Semiconductors
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: US$148.467b
- Shares outstanding: 1.13b
- Website: https://www.qualcomm.com
Number of Employees
- QUALCOMM Incorporated
- 5775 Morehouse Drive
- San Diego
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/24 22:22|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/22 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.