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Qualcomm (QCOM) Stock Gains on Q2 Earnings and Revenue Beats

Ryan McQueeney

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) just released its second-quarter financial results, posting non-GAAP earnings $1.34 per share and revenues of $5.985 billion.

Currently, Qualcomm is a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but this ranking could be subject to change based on today’s results.

QCOM is up 1.88% to $53.60 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.


Beat earnings estimates. The company posted non-GAAP earnings of $1.34 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.05.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw non-GAAP revenue figures of $5.985 billion, beating our consensus estimate of $5.877 billion.

Revenues from Qualcomm’s QCT segment grew 10% year-over-year, while revenues from its QTL until gained 5%. In the QTL unit, total reported device sales grew 18%, while the QCT unit’s MSM chip shipments fell 5%.

The company guided for Q3 revenues in the range of $5.3 billion to $6.1 billion. This would represent a year-over-year change of -12% to +1%. Qualcomm expects GAAP earnings to fall in a range of $0.67 per to share to $0.92 per share, while non-GAAP earnings are expected to come in between $0.90 and $1.15. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate calls for earnings of $0.96 per share.

“We delivered strong results this quarter, with healthy year-over-year growth across our QTL licensing and QCT semiconductor businesses, especially in the important automotive, networking and IoT growth areas,” said CEO Steve Mollenkopf.

Here’s a graph that looks at QCOM’s latest earnings performance history:

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Qualcomm develops and delivers innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital technology. The company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless applications development platform; Eudora e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress.

Check back later for our full analysis on QCOM’s latest report!

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