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MA: $86.70
$93.53
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Now: $92.51
$96.17
Volume5.69 million shs
Average Volume8.11 million shs
Market Capitalization$104.07 billion
P/E Ratio27.37
Dividend Yield2.81%
Beta1.34

Competitors

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) Vs. CSCO, PANW, MSI, FFIV, CIEN, and JNPR

Should you be buying QCOM stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "communications equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to QUALCOMM, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Motorola Solutions (MSI), F5 Networks (FFIV), Ciena (CIEN), and Juniper Networks (JNPR).

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. QUALCOMM pays out 91.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cisco Systems pays out 50.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QUALCOMM has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Cisco Systems has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Cisco Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for QUALCOMM and Cisco Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM451602.48
Cisco Systems0131402.52

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Cisco Systems has a consensus target price of $50.7273, indicating a potential upside of 8.72%. Given Cisco Systems' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QUALCOMM and Cisco Systems' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57
Cisco Systems$51.90 billion3.80$11.62 billion$2.8516.37

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than QUALCOMM. Cisco Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares QUALCOMM and Cisco Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%
Cisco Systems21.32%36.47%13.65%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cisco Systems beats QUALCOMM on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for QUALCOMM and Palo Alto Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM451602.48
Palo Alto Networks0102202.69

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus target price of $257.6552, indicating a potential upside of 3.49%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QUALCOMM and Palo Alto Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57
Palo Alto Networks$2.90 billion8.56$-81,900,000.00$0.63395.17

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Palo Alto Networks. QUALCOMM is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Palo Alto Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares QUALCOMM and Palo Alto Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%
Palo Alto Networks-7.01%-6.50%-1.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.4% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Palo Alto Networks on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM451602.48
Motorola Solutions131102.67

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $155.3950, indicating a potential upside of 21.01%. Given Motorola Solutions' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Motorola Solutions is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Profitability

This table compares QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%
Motorola Solutions11.60%-146.43%12.82%

Volatility & Risk

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. QUALCOMM pays out 91.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Motorola Solutions pays out 34.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QUALCOMM has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Motorola Solutions has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.2% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion2.77$868 million$7.4417.26

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Motorola Solutions. Motorola Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Motorola Solutions on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for F5 Networks and QUALCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
F5 Networks171002.50
QUALCOMM451602.48

F5 Networks currently has a consensus price target of $155.7647, indicating a potential upside of 9.29%. QUALCOMM has a consensus price target of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Given F5 Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Profitability

This table compares F5 Networks and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
F5 Networks14.77%24.67%12.12%
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%

Risk and Volatility

F5 Networks has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.0% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares F5 Networks and QUALCOMM's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
F5 Networks$2.24 billion3.86$427.73 million$8.2417.30
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. F5 Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats F5 Networks on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ciena and QUALCOMM's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.57 billion2.36$253.43 million$1.8429.88
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Ciena. Ciena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Ciena shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Ciena has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Ciena and QUALCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena141502.70
QUALCOMM451602.48

Ciena currently has a consensus price target of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.69%. QUALCOMM has a consensus price target of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Given Ciena's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena8.78%16.18%9.20%
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Ciena on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Juniper Networks and QUALCOMM's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.69$345 million$1.2118.69
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion4.29$4.39 billion$2.8432.57

QUALCOMM has higher revenue and earnings than Juniper Networks. Juniper Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than QUALCOMM, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Juniper Networks pays out 66.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QUALCOMM pays out 91.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Juniper Networks has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and QUALCOMM has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Juniper Networks is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.5% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Juniper Networks and QUALCOMM, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Juniper Networks38802.26
QUALCOMM451602.48

Juniper Networks presently has a consensus price target of $24.65, indicating a potential upside of 8.97%. QUALCOMM has a consensus price target of $93.7273, indicating a potential upside of 1.32%. Given Juniper Networks' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Profitability

This table compares Juniper Networks and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Juniper Networks7.53%8.93%4.64%
QUALCOMM16.36%69.92%9.49%

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Juniper Networks on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.1$46.66-0.1%$197.01 billion$51.90 billion18.52
Palo Alto Networks logo
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.5$248.96-0.2%$24.82 billion$2.90 billion-105.49
Motorola Solutions logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.3$128.42-2.0%$21.84 billion$7.89 billion24.70
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
1.4$142.52-1.6%$8.67 billion$2.24 billion25.36
Ciena logo
CIEN
Ciena
1.6$54.97-2.2%$8.44 billion$3.57 billion26.81
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
1.8$22.62-0.5%$7.50 billion$4.45 billion23.32
Echostar logo
SATS
Echostar
1.8$25.08-2.0%$2.45 billion$1.89 billion-18.44Unusual Options Activity
ViaSat logo
VSAT
ViaSat
1.7$36.98-2.2%$2.30 billion$2.31 billion-3,694.31
InterDigital Wireless logo
IDCC
InterDigital Wireless
2.2$56.03-1.0%$1.72 billion$318.92 million74.71
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.9$6.14-2.1%$1.15 billion$1.30 billion-3.02
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.9$14.55-1.4%$823.88 million$424.33 million-55.96
NetGear logo
NTGR
NetGear
1.7$24.10-0.7%$709 million$998.76 million89.26
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.7$14.76-4.2%$600.49 million$1.70 billion-0.73High Trading Volume
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.4$4.13-0.7%$597.90 million$563.11 million-3.53
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.4$10.92-1.5%$523.70 million$530.06 million-8.27Upcoming Earnings
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
2.1$4.07-1.2%$488.65 million$995.79 million-3.99Analyst Downgrade
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HLIT
Harmonic
1.4$4.78-2.3%$461.65 million$402.87 million-26.55Analyst Upgrade
Comtech Telecomm. logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecomm.
2.2$15.26-2.8%$377.22 million$671.80 million31.14
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.9$10.80-0.9%$312.71 million$254.20 million49.09
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
2.2$7.54-0.0%$259.11 million$366.11 million-3.00
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.9$7.99-5.6%$143.77 million$157.89 million4.21
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BELFB
Bel Fuse
1.7$10.09-5.5%$123.74 million$492.41 million-9.01
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PCTI
PC Tel
2.3$6.18-1.0%$114.83 million$90.62 million34.34
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.5$20.37-2.1%$109.86 million$243.86 million39.17
AWRE
Aware
1.1$2.99-0.3%$64.33 million$12.20 million-6.64
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.0$5.34-5.1%$46.15 million$540.30 million-2.11
WRLS
Pensare Acquisition
0.8$3.04-3.6%$36.10 millionN/A0.00High Trading Volume
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WSTL
Westell Technologies
0.6$0.81-7.4%$12.88 million$29.96 million-1.25
This page was last updated on 7/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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