Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile chip specialist Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Qualcomm's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Diego (1985)|
|Market Cap||$95.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$17.4 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs
President/COO Steven Mollenkopf
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||17.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$15.1 million / $1.2 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 2,464 members who have rated Qualcomm believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Did Qualcomm lose its cherished chip provider status for the next iPhone revision? Are Android sales falling through the floor?
Or is management just being conservative here?
I'm thinking "conservative." Qualcomm missed the Wall Street earnings target six months ago and would probably prefer not to do it again -- so why not set the bar low? Once bitten, twice shy.
This is still a top-shelf company and a premium stock.
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