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Qualcomm

RAISING ITS earnings expectations has become a regular event at Qualcomm. The San Diego-based cell-phone chipmaker has hiked its projections three times in the last year on the strength of its hot-selling CDMA digital wireless technology. The industry leader in the U.S., Qualcomm’s revenues have grown nearly fivefold since 2002. Now it’s making big inroads into Europe, China, and India, where its wireless technology trailed behind the more widely deployed GSM. Also, it’s gearing up for the U.S. launch later this year of MediaFLO, a TV-overthe- phone service that it hopes will drive chip sales.

Company Info

2005 Rank

13

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COMPANY INFO

QCOM

Market Value
$ Million

77,814.0

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 32.0
(3-yr.) 179.1
2005 Sales
$ Billion

6.0

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 19
(3-yr.) 21.5
Long-Term Growth Est. %

20.0

Net income
$ Million

2,250.0

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 23
(3-yr.) 64.6
Net Margin %*

37.4

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

18.8

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

49/32

P/E Ratio

36

Industry Technology Hardware & Equipment
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Paul E. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs, 43

CEO since 2005




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