Qualcomm Tops Forecasts

May 4, 2020

Qualcomm reported results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 29, 2020. The firm had EPS of  $0.88 with revenue of $5.21 billion. Investors were only looking for earnings per share of $0.78 on revenue of $5.025 billion.


“We executed extremely well in the second fiscal quarter, with strong Non-GAAP results in line with our guidance, demonstrating the strength of our business model and the resilience of our team to respond quickly to the unique challenges presented by the global pandemic,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated."

"Our second quarter fiscal 2020 GAAP and Non-GAAP results were negatively impacted by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which caused a reduction in demand of 3G/4G/5G handsets of approximately 21% compared to our prior expectation and on a year-over-year basis. In addition, our GAAP results were also negatively impacted by $265 million, or ($0.21) per share, in non-marketable investment impairments, resulting in part from the impacts of COVID-19."

Qualcomm guided as follows, "Given the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the timing and pace of economic recovery, our guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 is based on a planning assumption that therewill be an approximate 30% reduction in handset shipments relative to our prior expectations, resulting in an estimated impact of greater than ($0.30) to EPS in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

However, the actual impact may differ materially due to the challenging economic environment and highly uncertain effects of COVID-19. The “Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this news release provides a description of certain risks that we face, and our most recent quarterly report on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a more complete description of our risks."

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