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Why Qualcomm Is Poised to Pop

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:05AM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile chip giant Qualcomm (QCOM 4.32%) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Qualcomm and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Qualcomm facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Diego (1985)

Market Cap

$113.1 billion

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$20.5 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Paul Jacobs

President/COO Steven Mollenkopf

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.1%

Cash/Debt

$13.3 billion / $31.0 million

Dividend Yield

2.1%

Competitors

Broadcom

Nokia

Texas Instruments

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,709 members who have rated Qualcomm believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star SwampBull, succinctly summed up the Qualcomm bull case for our community:

Will continue to play a huge role in wireless handsets and new form factor devices for the perceivable future. While Western growth in this market may slow, global growth should continue for decades to come. Africa/South Asia/ rural China/ South America will all develop infrastructure at double-digit rates.

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Stocks Mentioned

QUALCOMM Incorporated Stock Quote
QUALCOMM Incorporated
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$139.69 (4.32%) $5.78
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