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Qualcomm Technologies is a semiconductor company engaged in the development and commercialization of wireless industry technologies. It is organized into 3 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 mobile devices, wireless networks, broadband gateway equipment, consumer electronic devices, other devices. The QTL segment grants licenses or otherwise provides rights to use portions of the intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of certain wireless products. The QSI segment makes strategic investments.
TypePublic
Founded1985
HQSan Diego, CA, US
Websitequalcomm.com
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)41,000(+11%)
Job Openings1,966
Revenue (FY, 2020)$23.5 B(-3%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$131.8
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Qualcomm

Cristiano R. Amon

Cristiano R. Amon

President and Chief Executive Officer
James H. Thompson

James H. Thompson

Chief Technology Officer
Heather Ace

Heather Ace

Chief Human Resources Officer
Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

President, Qualcomm Technology Licensing and Global Affairs
Akash Palkhiwala

Akash Palkhiwala

Chief Financial Officer
Donald J. Rosenberg

Donald J. Rosenberg

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Qualcomm Office Locations

Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Auburn Hills, Austin, Boulder and in 80 other locations
San Diego, CA, US (HQ)
5775 Morehouse Dr
Auburn Hills, MI, US
1900 Opdyke Ct
Austin, TX, US
9606 N Mopac Expy
Boulder, CO, US
6180-6190 Spine Rd
Boulder, CO, US
6180 Spine Rd
Boulder, CO, US
6210 Spine Rd
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Qualcomm Financials and Metrics

Qualcomm Revenue

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Qualcomm's revenue was reported to be $23.53 b in FY, 2020 which is a 3.1% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2021)

8.2b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

4.7b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

57.6%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

2.5b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

2.5b

Market capitalization (21-Sept-2021)

148.6b

Closing stock price (21-Sept-2021)

131.8

Cash (27-Dec-2020)

7.1b

EV

157.3b
Qualcomm's current market capitalization is $148.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

22.7b24.3b23.5b

Revenue growth, %

2%7%(3%)

Cost of goods sold

10.2b8.6b9.3b

Gross profit

12.5b15.7b14.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

4.8b5.0b9.6b5.1b5.2b4.9b8.2b

Cost of goods sold

2.2b2.2b2.1b2.1b2.3b2.1b3.5b

Gross profit

2.7b2.8b7.5b3.0b2.9b2.8b4.7b

Gross profit Margin, %

55%56%78%58%56%57%58%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

11.8b11.8b6.7b

Accounts Receivable

2.9b2.5b4.0b

Inventories

1.7b1.4b2.6b

Current Assets

17.4b16.8b18.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

10.1b10.1b13.9b11.1b8.4b6.1b7.1b

Accounts Receivable

3.4b3.6b2.4b2.7b3.1b1.8b4.1b

Inventories

1.7b1.7b1.8b1.4b1.7b2.3b2.6b

Current Assets

16.3b16.3b19.2b16.2b15.3b15.6b19.8b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

(4.9b)4.4b5.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.6b1.4b1.4b

Inventories

337.0m273.0m(1.2b)

Accounts Payable

(94.0m)(443.0m)907.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

1.1b1.7b3.9b925.0m1.4b2.2b2.5b

Depreciation and Amortization

353.0m698.0m1.1b351.0m691.0m1.1b364.0m

Inventories

(18.0m)(49.0m)(95.0m)(17.0m)(297.0m)(938.0m)62.0m

Accounts Payable

(403.0m)(173.0m)(267.0m)396.0m755.0m745.0m129.0m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

148.8 x

EV/CFO

28.3 x

Revenue/Employee

642.1k

Debt/Equity

17.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

35.2 x

P/E Ratio

(21.7)
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Qualcomm Operating Metrics

Qualcomm's MSM Chip Shipments was reported to be 575 m in FY, 2020.
FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q4, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q4, 2020FY, 2020Nov, 2020Q1, 2021

MSM Chip Shipments

855 m186 m155 m156 m152 m650 m155 m129 m130 m162 m575 m

Remaining Performance Obligations

$2 b$1.8 b$1.8 b$1.7 b$1.6 b$1.5 b$1.4 b$1.4 b$1.2 b

Licensees

300300300300300300300

Patents and Patent Applications

140 k
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Qualcomm Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
NUVIAMarch 16, 2021$1.4 b
RF360 HoldingsSeptember 16, 2019$3.1 b
ScyferAugust 16, 2017
InnoPath SoftwareJune 07, 2016$10 m
Capsule TechSeptember 14, 2015
CSROctober 14, 2014$2.4 b
Stonestreet OneSeptember 16, 2014
Euvision TechnologiesSeptember 15, 2014
Empowered CareersJuly 30, 2014
WilocityJuly 02, 2014$300 m
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Qualcomm Revenue Breakdown

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Qualcomm revenue breakdown by business segment: 23.3% from Qualcomm Technology Licensing, 76.5% from Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and 0.2% from Other

Qualcomm revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 19.4% from Other Foreign, 12.6% from South Korea, 59.5% from China (including Hong Kong) and 8.5% from Other

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Qualcomm Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

78/100

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Qualcomm Online and Social Media Presence

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Qualcomm Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    74/100

  • Compensation

    B+

    74/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    66/100

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Qualcomm News and Updates

What’s Next For Qualcomm Stock After 6% Fall Last Week?

The stock price of Qualcomm Inc. reached its 52-week high of $168 in early-2021, but has since dropped from that level. Further, the stock fell more than 6% in the past week, to levels of around $133 currently. However, Qualcomm reported strong Q3 2021 earnings in late-July (QCOM’s fiscal year...

Qualcomm Camera And Computational Photography Tech Sets The Bar For Smartphones

Although its partners don’t always expose every possible photography or videography-related feature available in its Snapdragon mobile platforms, it’s clear that Qualcomm’s Spectra Image Signal Processor and its related software are capable of producing excellent photographs and video...

Exclusive : Dairytech Startup Stellapps To Raise INR 67 Cr From Qualcomm , Omnivore , Others

Exclusive : Dairytech Startup Stellapps To Raise INR 67 Cr From Qualcomm , Omnivore , Others

Qualcomm Enters Oversold Territory

But making Qualcomm Inc an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Friday, shares of QCOM entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $133.74 per share.

Qualcomm feels sting of chip shortage

Qualcomm feels sting of chip shortage

Apple didnt want fair FRAND arbitration , Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Apple didnt want fair FRAND arbitration , Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle
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Qualcomm Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Qualcomm founded?

    Qualcomm was founded in 1985.

  • Who are Qualcomm key executives?

    Qualcomm's key executives are Cristiano R. Amon, James H. Thompson and Heather Ace.

  • How many employees does Qualcomm have?

    Qualcomm has 41,000 employees.

  • What is Qualcomm revenue?

    Latest Qualcomm annual revenue is $23.5 b.

  • What is Qualcomm revenue per employee?

    Latest Qualcomm revenue per employee is $573.9 k.

  • Who are Qualcomm competitors?

    Competitors of Qualcomm include Broadcom Corporation, Synaptics and MediaTek.

  • Where is Qualcomm headquarters?

    Qualcomm headquarters is located at 5775 Morehouse Dr, San Diego.

  • Where are Qualcomm offices?

    Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Auburn Hills, Austin, Boulder and in 80 other locations.

  • How many offices does Qualcomm have?

    Qualcomm has 123 offices.