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QUALCOMM Competitors

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$156.88
Now: $157.09
$161.37
50-Day Range
$143.83
MA: $150.97
$160.85
52-Week Range
$58.00
Now: $157.09
$163.18
Volume619,253 shs
Average Volume5.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$177.67 billion
P/E Ratio34.68
Dividend Yield1.65%
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).

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

Volatility & Risk

Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cisco Systems21.76%32.64%12.94%
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cisco Systems and QUALCOMM's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cisco Systems$49.30 billion3.89$11.21 billion$2.9215.56
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03

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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.6% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held 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.

Dividends

Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Cisco Systems pays out 49.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QUALCOMM pays out 77.8% 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 has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Cisco Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cisco Systems and QUALCOMM, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cisco Systems015902.38
QUALCOMM192012.68

Cisco Systems presently has a consensus target price of $47.4348, suggesting a potential upside of 4.41%. QUALCOMM has a consensus target price of $150.84, suggesting a potential downside of 3.98%. Given Cisco Systems' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Cisco Systems on 11 of the 18 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 superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.23$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-294.25

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

Risk & Volatility

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QUALCOMM and Palo Alto Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192012.68
Palo Alto Networks142702.81

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus price target of $150.84, suggesting a potential downside of 3.98%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus price target of $338.9394, suggesting a potential downside of 7.11%. Given QUALCOMM's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Palo Alto Networks on 9 of the 15 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 contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192012.68
Motorola Solutions121302.75

QUALCOMM presently has a consensus target price of $150.84, suggesting a potential downside of 3.98%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $152.5714, suggesting a potential downside of 12.09%. Given QUALCOMM's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Dividends

QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. QUALCOMM pays out 77.8% 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 38.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Motorola Solutions has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Motorola Solutions on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Risk & Volatility

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03
F5 Networks$2.35 billion5.11$307.44 million$6.6629.29

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for QUALCOMM and F5 Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192012.68
F5 Networks051302.72

QUALCOMM presently has a consensus target price of $150.84, indicating a potential downside of 3.98%. F5 Networks has a consensus target price of $187.7778, indicating a potential downside of 3.75%. Given F5 Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of F5 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats F5 Networks on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Risk & Volatility

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ciena has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Ciena shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ciena shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03
Ciena$3.53 billion2.33$361.29 million$2.6520.12

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for QUALCOMM and Ciena, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192012.68
Ciena051502.75

QUALCOMM presently has a consensus target price of $150.84, indicating a potential downside of 3.98%. Ciena has a consensus target price of $56.6765, indicating a potential upside of 6.31%. Given Ciena's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Ciena on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Volatility and Risk

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.3% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%
Juniper Networks8.92%8.30%4.29%

Dividends

QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. QUALCOMM pays out 77.8% 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 pays out 66.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Juniper Networks is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QUALCOMM and Juniper Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion7.55$5.20 billion$3.3447.03
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.81$345 million$1.2120.20

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for QUALCOMM and Juniper Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192012.68
Juniper Networks38802.26

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus target price of $150.84, suggesting a potential downside of 3.98%. Juniper Networks has a consensus target price of $24.8810, suggesting a potential upside of 1.80%. Given Juniper Networks' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than QUALCOMM.

Summary

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


QUALCOMM Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.2$45.43-0.6%$191.97 billion$49.30 billion18.47
Palo Alto Networks logo
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.6$364.87-0.5%$34.95 billion$3.41 billion-117.70
Motorola Solutions logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.1$173.55-0.0%$29.42 billion$7.89 billion38.83Decrease in Short Interest
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
1.7$195.10-0.9%$11.81 billion$2.35 billion38.86Upcoming Earnings
Ciena logo
CIEN
Ciena
2.0$53.31-2.2%$8.24 billion$3.53 billion22.98Increase in Short Interest
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
1.9$24.44-0.9%$7.75 billion$4.45 billion21.07
Viasat logo
VSAT
Viasat
1.6$38.69-2.3%$2.61 billion$2.31 billion-1,934.50Increase in Short Interest
EchoStar logo
SATS
EchoStar
1.4$23.90-2.1%$2.17 billion$1.89 billion-24.64Increase in Short Interest
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.1$32.77-0.0%$2.02 billion$424.33 million234.07Increase in Short Interest
InterDigital logo
IDCC
InterDigital
2.3$65.66-0.8%$2.02 billion$318.92 million34.20
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.2$9.62-1.2%$1.74 billion$1.30 billion-6.68
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.2$32.79-0.8%$1.26 billion$1.70 billion-1.58
NETGEAR logo
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.7$38.46-2.5%$1.19 billion$998.76 million43.71
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.2$6.79-3.1%$995.97 million$563.11 million-4.12
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
1.5$7.76-0.1%$954.58 million$948.02 million-9.46
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.6$16.71-0.2%$801.41 million$530.06 million-49.15Increase in Short Interest
Harmonic logo
HLIT
Harmonic
1.2$7.89-3.0%$761.46 million$402.87 million-20.23
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.2$19.08-1.4%$554.48 million$279.27 million65.80Analyst Downgrade
Comtech Telecommunications logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
2.4$22.06-1.2%$551.72 million$616.72 million-6.55
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
1.3$10.39-2.1%$363.96 million$366.11 million-3.43
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.3$12.27-0.2%$224.58 million$157.89 million-15.73
Bel Fuse logo
BELFB
Bel Fuse
1.2$16.38-2.7%$202.44 million$492.41 million68.25Increase in Short Interest
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.1$35.57-0.6%$194.25 million$238.64 million32.34
PCTEL logo
PCTI
PCTEL
2.3$6.54-2.8%$123.93 million$90.62 million34.42
AWRE
Aware
0.7$4.44-1.1%$95.24 million$12.20 million-7.05
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.2$7.38-3.4%$65.70 million$540.30 million-2.63Upcoming Earnings
This page was last updated on 1/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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