QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. More Details
Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: QCOM exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 46.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QCOM exceeded the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is QUALCOMM's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StWe Think QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Now The Time To Look At Buying QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Many QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) Shares Have Insiders Sold, In The Last Year?
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 ($128.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($71.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QCOM is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: QCOM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (53.9x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (40x).
PE vs Market: QCOM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (53.9x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QCOM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: QCOM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (43.8x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.3x).
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 (21.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: QCOM's earnings (21.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: QCOM's revenue (14.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QCOM's revenue (14.8% 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 (84.4%).
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 (13.7%) are higher than last year (13.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QCOM's earnings have declined by 17.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QCOM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: QCOM had negative earnings growth (-18.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Semiconductor industry average (7.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst QCOM's Return on Equity (83%) 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 ($15.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: QCOM's short term assets ($15.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($21.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QCOM's debt to equity ratio (481.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: QCOM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 32.8% to 481.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QCOM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.3%).
Interest Coverage: QCOM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.2x coverage).
What is QUALCOMM current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: QCOM's dividend (2.03%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).
High Dividend: QCOM's dividend (2.03%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.67%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: QCOM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: QCOM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (105.4%), QCOM's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: QCOM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (32.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Mollenkopf (51 yo)
Mr. Steven M. Mollenkopf, also known as Steve, serves as Independent Director at Boeing Company since April 27, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated since March 4, 2014. M ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD23.07M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.20M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||6.58yrs||US$23.07m||0.047% |
|Executive VP & CFO||1.17yrs||US$4.96m||0.0022% |
|Chief Technology Officer||3.58yrs||US$11.72m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing||13.42yrs||US$7.21m||0.0015% |
|Senior VP & Treasurer||4.83yrs||US$2.82m||0.0024% |
|Co-Founder & Chief Scientist||35.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||4.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||13yrs||US$6.60m||0.0011% |
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||3yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: QCOM's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||6.58yrs||US$23.07m||0.047% |
|Independent Director||5.25yrs||US$338.55k||0.00049% |
|Independent Director||2.33yrs||US$313.55k||0.00020% |
|Independent Director||4yrs||US$357.55k||0.0017% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$501.25k||0.00064% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$437.01k||0.000040% |
|Independent Director||6.42yrs||US$333.55k||0.0011% |
|Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Director||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.33yrs||US$363.55k||0.00017% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.17yrs||US$388.35k||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$331.55k||0.00086% |
Experienced Board: QCOM's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 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 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$144.847b
- Shares outstanding: 1.13b
- Website: https://www.qualcomm.com
Number of Employees
- QUALCOMM Incorporated
- 5775 Morehouse Drive
- District Of Columbia
- 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||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 REPR 1 COM SHS||BR||BRL||Aug 2012|
QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licens ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/23 00:45|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/22 00:00|
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