How to buy Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Qualcomm Incorporated stocks.
Qualcomm Incorporated is a semiconductors business based in the US. Qualcomm Incorporated shares (QCOM.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $107.96 – a decrease of 1.15% over the previous day. Qualcomm Incorporated employs 51,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $126.3 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy Qualcomm Incorporated stock?
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Is Qualcomm Incorporated stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Qualcomm Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Qualcomm Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Qualcomm Incorporated's P/E ratio
Qualcomm Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Qualcomm Incorporated shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Qualcomm Incorporated's PEG ratio
Qualcomm Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0225. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Qualcomm Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Qualcomm Incorporated's EBITDA
Qualcomm Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $13.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Qualcomm Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Qualcomm Incorporated financials
|Revenue TTM||$38.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||29.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$25.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||14.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||47.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$126.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Qualcomm Incorporated share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 32.56% of net profits
Recently Qualcomm Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 32.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Qualcomm Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 2.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Qualcomm Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $3.05 per share.
While Qualcomm Incorporated's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Qualcomm Incorporated may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Qualcomm Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Qualcomm Incorporated's shares ever split?
Qualcomm Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 August 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Qualcomm Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Qualcomm Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Qualcomm Incorporated's share price.
Qualcomm Incorporated overview
QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies for the wireless industry worldwide. It operates through three 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 wireless voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses or provides rights to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio, which include various patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products comprising products implementing CDMA2000, WCDMA, LTE and/or OFDMA-based 5G standards and their derivatives. The QSI segment invests in early-stage companies in various industries, including 5G, artificial intelligence, automotive, consumer, enterprise, cloud, IoT, and extended reality, and investments, including non-marketable equity securities and, to a lesser extent, marketable equity securities, and convertible debt instruments. It also provides development, and other services and related products to the United States government agencies and their contractors. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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