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||$110.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$18.4 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Paul Jacobs
President/COO Steven Mollenkopf
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||18.0%|
|Cash/Debt||$13.4 billion / $1.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 2,537 of the members who have rated Qualcomm believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Strong revenue growth past 5 years with room to run with continued global 3G/4G LTE adoption. High gross and operating margins and [return on equity]. Wide moat [because of patents, which result] in high royalty revenues[,] and strong, [shareholder-friendly] management in place.
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