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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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October 8, 2015
15:36 EDTQCOMQualcomm, Mellanox collaborate to enable cost-effective data center platforms
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15:35 EDTQCOMQualcomm, Xilinx to collaborate on heterogeneous computing solutions
Qualcomm (QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, and Xilinx (XLNX) announced a strategic technical collaboration to deliver heterogeneous computing solutions with new levels of efficiency and performance through FPGA-enabled dynamic workload acceleration on Qualcomm Technologies' server platforms. The strategic collaboration is designed to span multiple product generations, ranging from card level to highly-integrated solutions. Target applications include compute acceleration, big data analytics, machine learning, storage and CloudRAN, the companies said.
13:39 EDTQCOMAmazon Web Services announces AWS IoT
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October 7, 2015
06:28 EDTQCOMIC designers: Tablet demand remains weak, DigiTimes reports
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October 6, 2015
07:17 EDTQCOMStrategic News Service to hold a conference
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October 5, 2015
08:07 EDTQCOMParkerVision petition for panel rehearing denied
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October 2, 2015
09:34 EDTQCOMParkerVision denied bid for rehearing in patent loss to Qualcomm, Bloomberg says
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October 1, 2015
12:44 EDTQCOMApple chip suppliers fall after report iPhone maker may lower chip orders
Shares of chip makers for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone are sliding after a DigiTimes article said the iPhone maker may curtail its chip orders for the fourth quarter. WHAT'S NEW: According to the DigiTimes report, Apple may be adjusting its chip orders lower for Q4. Sources said that a substantial integrated circuit supplier is saying that Apple has "slightly lowered lowered its demand for supplies for the new iPhones for December," the report said. The sources said that overall shipments of the iPhone 6s series are expected to reach 75M-80M units in the third quarter and 65M-70M units in Q4. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On September 28, Apple announced it has sold more than 13M new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models just three days after launch, a new record for the company. According to an iFixit report from September 25, a teardown of the new iPhone 6S Plus revealed components supplied by Qualcomm (QCOM), Skyworks (SWKS), Qorvo (QRVO), Avago (AVGO), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Cirrus Logic (CRUS) and Texas Instruments (TXN), among others. Other chip makers that have been mentioned as possible Apple suppliers in the past include Analog Devices (ADI), Maxim Integrated Products. (MXIM) and ON Semiconductor (ON). PRICE ACTION: In midday trading shares of the aforementioned chip makers are all lower with Qorvo, Avago, NXP and Analog Devices down approximately 4% to 5%. Apple is down about 1.4%.
September 27, 2015
16:24 EDTQCOMQualcomm commits to invest $150M in Indian startups
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September 25, 2015
13:36 EDTQCOMQualcomm volatility low as shares trend lower
Qualcomm (QCOM) current 30-day call option implied volatility is at 26, compared to a one-month ago level of 38, suggesting decreasing price movement for the chipmaker that appear poised to obtain more revenue from Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6S devices.
11:25 EDTQCOMCirrus leads iPhone suppliers higher as analysts dissect 6S
Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) are among the chipmakers that appear poised to obtain more revenue from Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6S devices than from the previous generation of the market-leading smartphone. Research firms issued notes today based on their analysis of "teardowns" of the new phones after they went on sale for the first time, beginning in Australia. TEARDOWNS: Apple's common practice when rolling out its newest iPhone models is for Australia to be its first launch market. The unboxing of iPhones when they become available for sale for the first time anywhere in the world is a much anticipated event among the tech giant's fans, as well as by Apple-focused blogs and Wall Street analysts who follow the company. Websites like iFixit have become well known for their "teardowns" of the devices, where they purchase, take apart and analyze the way in which the device is made and how it differs from previous models. These teardowns are closely watched by analysts and can sometimes be catalysts for the stocks of iPhone component suppliers. CIRRUS: Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis says teardowns of Apple's iPhone 6S indicate Cirrus Logic secured both a smart codec and boosted amp win in the new phone. The company's content in each phone is likely towards the upper end of his $3.50-$4.00 estimate, Curtis tells investors, noting that he views this as better than expected. Curtis thinks the 6S content, coupled with the "several new growth drivers" Cirrus outlined at yesterday's technology day, could reverse the negative sentiment on the stock. He keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $39 price target. OTHER WINNERS AND LOSERS: Skyworks and Qorvo saw their content rise 22% and 25% respectively, Curtis estimated. NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) is continuing to supply the NFC and Secure Element chips for the 6S devices, but is no longer providing the sensor hub, the analyst reported. The company will lose about 50c per iPhone as a result of this development, but it did know that it would no longer be providing the hub before it provided its guidance in July, according to Curtis. STMicroelectronics (STM) is no longer providing the secure MCU for the iPhone 6S, Curtis added. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Other companies that are supplying iPhone 6S components include Qualcomm (QCOM), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Avago (AVGO), iFixit reported. After conducting checks, Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss estimated that Skyworks will obtain about $6.50 of revenue per iPhone, up from about $5.50 previously, while Qorvo's revenue per device will rise to $6.25 from $5.75 and Avago will see its revenue per device increase to about $6.75 from about $6.50, Stoss believes. The firm kept Buy ratings on Skyworks, Avago, and Qorvo. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Cirrus shares jumped $4.36, or 16%, to $31.49, Skyworks added about 3% and Qorvo rose 4%. Meanwhile, NXP gained about 2% and STMicroelectronics advanced 2.5%.
09:48 EDTQCOMApple iPhone 6S Plus teardown reveals chip suppliers, iFixit reports
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