Qualcomm is an American fabless semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. It produces processors and connectivity solutions, displays, software, and charging products.
The company is focused on various industries: automotive, education, healthcare, Internet of Everything, mobile computing, networking, smart cities, smart homes, and wearables.
Qualcomm’s products include Gobi, Hy-Fi, IPQ, IZat, Powerline, Snapdragon, Small Cells, VIVE, Wi-Fi platforms, Mirasol, Pixtronix, AllPlay, 2net, Brew, HealthyCircles, QChat, QLearn, RaptorQ, Vuforia, Halo, and WiPower.

Company Growth (employees)
San Diego, US
Size (employees)
30,500 (est)
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, US

Key People at Qualcomm

Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

Chief Executive Officer
Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon

Executive Vice President
George Davis

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Modoff

Brian Modoff

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions
Donald Rosenberg

Donald Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Michelle Sterling

Michelle Sterling

Executive Vice President of Human Resources
James Thompson

James Thompson

Executive Vice President, Engineering
Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alexander Rogers

Alexander Rogers

Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing
Derek Aberle

Derek Aberle


Qualcomm Office Locations

Qualcomm has offices in San Diego, Amsterdam, Andover, Bengaluru and in 28 other locations
San Diego, US (HQ)
5775 Morehouse Dr
Pudong Xinqu, CN
Cailun Rd
Paris, FR
9 Villa Pierre Ginier
Mumbai, IN
51 Mm Ln
Lund, SE
27 Scheelevägen
Greater London, GB
Bollo Ln
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Qualcomm Data and Metrics

Qualcomm Financial Metrics

Qualcomm's revenue was reported to be $23.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 7% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

23.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

13.8 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

5.7 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

6.5 b

Market capitalization (17-Jul-2017)

83.4 b

Closing share price (17-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

5.9 b


87.5 b
Qualcomm's current market capitalization is $83.4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


24.9 b26.5 b25.3 b23.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

9.8 b10.7 b10.4 b9.7 b

Gross profit

15 b15.8 b14.9 b13.8 b

Gross profit Margin, %


R&D expense

5.2 b

General and administrative expense

2.4 b

Operating expense total

17.6 b18.9 b19.5 b17.1 b


7.2 b7.6 b5.8 b6.5 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

23 m5 m104 m297 m

Pre tax profit

8.2 b8.8 b6.5 b6.8 b

Income tax expense

1.3 b1.2 b1.2 b1.1 b

Net Income

6.8 b8 b5.3 b5.7 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.1 b7.9 b7.6 b5.9 b

Accounts Receivable

2.1 b2.4 b2 b2.2 b


1.3 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Current Assets

19.6 b22.4 b22.1 b23 b


3 b2.5 b2.5 b2.3 b


4 b4.5 b5.5 b5.7 b

Total Assets

45.5 b48.6 b50.8 b52.4 b

Accounts Payable

1.6 b2.2 b1.3 b1.9 b

Total Debt

10 b

Current Liabilities

5.2 b6 b6.1 b7.3 b

Total Liabilities

20.6 b

Retained Earnings

25.5 b30.8 b31.2 b30.9 b

Total Equity

36.1 b39.2 b31.4 b31.8 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.2 x1.6 x1.6 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

6.8 b8 b5.3 b5.7 b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.4 b

Accounts Receivable

(680 m)(281 m)550 m(232 m)


(300 m)(155 m)93 m(49 m)

Accounts Payable

307 m619 m(908 m)541 m

Cash From Operating Activities

8.8 b8.9 b5.5 b7.4 b

Capital Expenditures

(1 b)(1.2 b)(994 m)(539 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.6 b)(1.6 b)(3.6 b)(3.5 b)

Dividends Paid

(2.1 b)(2.6 b)(2.9 b)(3 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(4.8 b)(5.5 b)(2.3 b)(5.5 b)

Free Cash Flow

7.7 b7.7 b4.5 b6.9 b
USDY, 2016


13.5 x


11.8 x


12.8 x


751.7 k


0.3 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

Qualcomm Operating Metrics

Qualcomm's MSM Chip Shipments was reported to be 179 m in Q2, 2017
FY, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2017



MSM Chip Shipments

861 m270 m233 m225 m203 m932 m242 m189 m201 m211 m842 m217 m179 m

    Qualcomm Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

    Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
    NXP SemiconductorsOctober 27, 2016$47 b
    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
    Black Sand TechnologiesJune 26, 2014
    Summit MicroelectronicsJune 18, 2014
    kooabaJanuary 14, 2014
    DesignArt NetworksAugust 23, 2013
    Orb NetworksAugust 21, 2013
    UbicomMarch 07, 2012
    PixtronixDecember 01, 2011
    HaloIPTNovember 08, 2011
    Bigfoot NetworksSeptember 01, 2011
    Qualcomm AtherosMay 05, 2011
    Atheros CommunicationsJanuary 05, 2011
    iSkootOctober 13, 2010
    Tapioca MobileJuly 12, 2010
    Digital FountainFebruary 26, 2009
    AMDJanuary 20, 2009$65 m
    XiamMarch 11, 2008$32 m
    SoftMaxDecember 21, 2007
    FirethornNovember 14, 2007$210 m
    TeleCIS WirelessApril 01, 2007
    nPhaseNovember 16, 2006
    Berkäna WirelessJanuary 05, 2006$56 m

    Qualcomm Market Value History

    Qualcomm Revenue Breakdown

    Qualcomm Online and Social Media Presence

    Qualcomm Company Life and Culture

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