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About the company

QUALCOMM Incorporated is engaged in the development and commercialization of a digital communication technology called code division multiple access (CDMA). The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of the orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) family of technologies, including long-term evolution (LTE), which is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based standard that uses OFDMA and single-carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), for cellular wireless communication applications. The Company's segments include QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies), QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) and QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives). The Company also develops and commercializes a range of other technologies used in handsets and tablets that contribute to end user demand. The Company's products principally consist of integrated circuits (chips or chipsets) and system software used in mobile devices and in wireless networks.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)23.55bn
  • Net income in USD5.71bn
  • Incorporated1991
  • Employees30.50k
  • Location
    Qualcomm Inc5775 Morehouse DrSAN DIEGO 92121-1714United StatesUSA
  • Phone+1 (858) 587-1121
  • Fax+1 (302) 636-5454
  • Websitehttps://www.qualcomm.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
QCOM:NSQ since
NXP Semiconductors NVAnnounced27 Oct 201627 Oct 2016Announced-7.80%38.78bn
Data delayed at least 15 minutes, as of Jan 20 2017 21:00 GMT.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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Nokia Corp20.58bn-914.00m25.99bn101.79k--1.38114.511.26-0.11940.21043.903.220.64386.834.19369,377.90-3.360.7504-4.831.3736.3035.37-
Northrop Grumman Corporation23.81bn2.13bn40.91bn65.00k19.807.1215.771.7211.7211.72130.6432.620.990522.016.87366,230.808.887.5911.289.9623.5922.488.968.140.974210.200.525527.93-1.89-3.52-3.820.8875-4.2411.00
QUALCOMM, Inc.23.55bn5.71bn92.87bn30.50k16.512.9213.023.943.813.8115.7221.530.45676.1111.39772,262.3011.0613.1912.7015.0660.4560.8024.2125.672.93--0.270140.11-6.839.518.234.52-1.8920.05
Cisco Systems, Inc.48.92bn10.63bn151.09bn72.39k14.372.3811.743.,731.308.938.8411.0311.0863.4060.8021.7318.983.53--0.354338.170.17492.6519.5710.60-0.481650.93
Data as of Jan 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Qualcomm Inc's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

26.87%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201697.20m6.58%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201666.47m4.50%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 30 Sep 201661.18m4.14%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Sep 201660.66m4.11%
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss LLCas of 30 Sep 201621.02m1.42%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201620.28m1.37%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.as of 30 Sep 201618.42m1.25%
Jennison Associates LLCas of 30 Sep 201617.58m1.19%
Columbia Management Investment Advisers LLCas of 30 Sep 201617.10m1.16%
PRIMECAP Management Co.as of 30 Sep 201616.98m1.15%
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Data from 30 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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