Qualcomm Dividend yield

 Price  152.82
 Dividend  2.72
 Earnings  8.49
 Cash-flow  9.32
 Book value  8.83
 Equity  0.00

Qualcomm is part of Technology Hardware and Equip. business, which is part of Technology industry. Qualcomm is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Qualcomm paid a total dividend of 3,068 million USD last year, for a market value of 172,381 millions (Market Cap 172,190 millions). Dividend per share of Qualcomm is 2.72 USD, and his stock market price 152.82 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Qualcomm has a dividend yield of 1.78%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Technology industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Qualcomm dividend yield with other Technology Hardware and Equip. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Qualcomm

Qualcomm Dividend Payout

About the ability of Qualcomm to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.72 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.78%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Qualcomm payout on ernings is currently 32.04%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.25% and 35.85% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Qualcommcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Qualcomm is USD 9.32 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.72, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Qualcomm, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Technology Hardware and Equip. sector companies.

Qualcomm payout

Qualcomm Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Qualcomm Stock performance

Finally, last moth Qualcomm showed a return of -11.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.98% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 15.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

Qualcomm stock and market return