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November 7, 2012
13:19 EDTQCOMEarnings Preview: Qualcomm Q4 expected to be strong
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to report Q4 earnings after the market close on Wednesday, November 7, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. The consensus estimate is 82c for EPS and $4.67B for revenue, according to First Call. The whisper number is 83c. Analysts continue to be bullish on Qualcomm despite its weak Q3 results and guidance back in July. Guidance for Q4 calls for adjusted EPS 78c-84c on revenue of $4.45B-$4.85B. Qualcomm’s report comes at end of the earnings season, allowing the stock to be buffeted by the downbeat forecasts across the rest of the chip sector, from companies such as Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Texas Instruments (TXN). One metric closely watched will be the company's projection for mobile-station modem, or MSM, chip shipments in the December quarter, as well as its forecast for the average selling price of 3G and 4G handsets — which affects the royalties for its licensing arm. Qualcomm's MSM, chips are used in certain models of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone -- including the newly launched iPhone 5, as well as other smartphones from companies such as Samsung (SSNLF), HTC, Nokia (NOK), Google (GOOG), Motorola (MOT) and others. Brean Capital expects strong Q4 results and guidance for the Dec.Q and FY guidance. The firm believes Qualcomm's Licensing, or QTL, business will be relatively in line for Q4, but will benefit from strength in high-end smartphones in September and December quarters. Given the current investor concerns on QCT margins and about Qualcomm's historical propensity to sandbag its FY guidance, Brean expects the stock to act favorably post-report.
News For QCOM From The Last 14 Days
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May 29, 2015
16:07 EDTQCOMQualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor to power Google's Project Tango platform
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10:07 EDTQCOMBroadcom calls active on speculation of a competing bid
Broadcom (BRCM) June 55 and 56 calls are active on total call volume of 13K contracts (3K puts) on speculation of a competing bid by Qualcomm (QCOM). June weekly call option implied volatility is at 22, June is at 25, July is at 21; compared to its 52-week range of 18 to 62. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement after announcing it will be acquired by Avago Technologies (AVGO) for cash and stock in a deal valued at $37B or roughly $58 per share.
07:15 EDTQCOMBroadcom-Avago deal may not be tech's largest for long, Bloomberg says
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May 28, 2015
09:16 EDTQCOM, QCOMQualcomm's chipset headwinds could force it to consider M&A, says CLSA
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05:55 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility movement; AVGO QCOM
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May 27, 2015
06:13 EDTQCOMTech companies look for ways to fend off activist investors, WSJ reports
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May 25, 2015
12:37 EDTQCOMQualcomm, Daimler announce strategic collaboration on connected car technology
Daimler AG (DDAIF) and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm (QCOM), announced a strategic collaboration focused on vehicle innovation. In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on developing vehicles with mobile technologies such as 3G/4G connectivity, wireless charging technology, and implementation of the Qualcomm "Halo" wireless electric vehicle charging technology. In addition, the companies are jointly assessing the application of Qualcomm's newly developed "Automotive Solutions." Qualcomm Technologies is collaborating with Daimler on its wireless power transfer 2.0 program for electric vehicles. The Qualcomm Halo technology could allow Daimler customers to charge their electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs without having to plug them in. In addition, Qualcomm WiPower technology enables consumer electronics to charge wirelessly in-vehicle.
May 21, 2015
07:32 EDTQCOMQualcomm initiates $5B accelerated share repurchase
Qualcomm announced that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with two financial institutions to repurchase an aggregate of $5B of Qualcomm's common stock, with an initial delivery of approximately 57.7M shares. The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average stock price of Qualcomm's common stock during the term of the transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. The company is funding the accelerated share repurchase with proceeds from its recently completed $10B debt offering.

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