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. More Details
Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has QUALCOMM's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: QCOM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QCOM's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: QCOM exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 51.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QCOM exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is QUALCOMM's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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 ($163.77) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($96.3)
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 (35.8x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (45.7x).
PE vs Market: QCOM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (35.8x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QCOM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QCOM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (30.5x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.4x).
How is QUALCOMM forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: QCOM's forecast earnings growth (10.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: QCOM's earnings (10.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: QCOM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: QCOM's revenue (11.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QCOM's revenue (11.7% 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 (62%).
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 (22.1%) are higher than last year (18%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QCOM's earnings have declined by 9.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QCOM's earnings growth over the past year (18.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-9.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: QCOM earnings growth over the past year (18.8%) underperformed the Semiconductor industry 20.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst QCOM's Return on Equity (85.54%) 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 ($18.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: QCOM's short term assets ($18.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($20.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QCOM's debt to equity ratio (258.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: QCOM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 34.5% to 258.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QCOM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37%).
Interest Coverage: QCOM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.9x coverage).
What is QUALCOMM current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: QCOM's dividend (1.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).
High Dividend: QCOM's dividend (1.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: QCOM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: QCOM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.5%), QCOM's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: QCOM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Mollenkopf (51 yo)
Mr. Steven M. Mollenkopf, also known as Steve, serves as Independent Director at Boeing Company since April 27, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated since March 4, 2014. M...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD23.07M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||6.83yrs||US$23.07m||0.061% |
|Executive VP & CFO||1.42yrs||US$4.96m||0.0026% |
|Chief Technology Officer||3.83yrs||US$11.72m||0.021% |
|Executive VP & President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing||13.67yrs||US$7.21m||0.0024% |
|Senior VP & Treasurer||5.08yrs||US$2.82m||0.0024% |
|Co-Founder & Chief Scientist||36yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||13.25yrs||US$6.60m||0.0011% |
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: QCOM's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||6.83yrs||US$23.07m||0.061% |
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$338.55k||0.00048% |
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$313.55k||0.00020% |
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$357.55k||0.0017% |
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$501.25k||0.00011% |
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$437.01k||0.000040% |
|Independent Director||6.67yrs||US$333.55k||0.0011% |
|Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$363.55k||0.00017% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.42yrs||US$388.35k||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||7.25yrs||US$331.55k||0.00073% |
Experienced Board: QCOM's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: QCOM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
QUALCOMM Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: QUALCOMM Incorporated
- Ticker: QCOM
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Semiconductors
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: US$185.224b
- Shares outstanding: 1.13b
- Website: https://www.qualcomm.com
Number of Employees
- QUALCOMM Incorporated
- 5775 Morehouse Drive
- San Diego
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|QCOM||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1991|
|QCOM *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Dec 1991|
|QCI||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1991|
|QCI||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1991|
|QCOM||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Dec 1991|
|QCOM||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Dec 1991|
|QC-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Dec 1991|
|964930||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Dec 1991|
|QCOM||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Dec 1991|
|QCOM||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Stock||PE||USD||Dec 1991|
|QCOM||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEAR EACH 11 REP 1 ORD USD0.0001||AR||ARS||Sep 2000|
|QCOM34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 12 REP 1 COM||BR||BRL||Aug 2012|
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, broadba...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/19 23:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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