Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless telecom giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) has earned a respected four-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.

Qualcomm facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Diego (1985)

Market Cap

$57.1 billion


Communications Equipment

TTM Revenue

$11.22 billion


CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs (since 2005)

CFO William Keitel (since 2002)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Nokia (NYSE:NOK),

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN),

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM)

CAPS members bullish on QCOM also bullish on:

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO),


CAPS members bearish on QCOM also bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 1,320 of the 1,435 members who have rated Qualcomm -- or 92% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include hilofarmgal and Hopper39.

Last week, hilofarmgal listed several of the stock's positive points: "Low debt, should be resistant to banking issues for current operations, high profit, good management, positioned to benefit from stimulus bill."

In a pitch from three days earlier, Hopper39 followed that bullish line of thinking:

This is a play on the strength of Qualcomm's patent portfolio for 2G, 3G, and to a lesser extent, for WiMAX/LTE … Recently settled their outstanding litigation with [Nokia] for a $2.5B payday. $9B in cash, essentially no long-term debt, and substantial recurring licensing/royalty payments. They also don't own their own manufacturing infrastructure for their chip shipments, which insulates them from the inevitable cycles of the chip and semiconductor industries.

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