Qualcomm Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  132.59
 Dividend  2.60
 Earnings  5.18
 Cash-flow  5.16
 Book value  5.41
 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 2,925 million USD last year, for a market value of 149,164 millions (Market Cap 149,001 millions). Dividend per share of Qualcomm is 2.60 USD, and his stock market price 132.59 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Qualcomm has a dividend yield of 1.96%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Technology industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

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 2.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.96%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Qualcomm payout on ernings is currently 50.19%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.17% and 35.02% respectively. Both figures show that Qualcomm can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

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 5.16 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.60, 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* 
Present1.96%2.6050.19%1,125
20201.71%2.6150.58%1,125
20192.81%2.4855.36%1,142
20184.36%2.48-82.39%1,212
20173.56%2.28104.11%1,477
20163.11%2.1247.96%1,469
20153.94%1.9249.23%1,503

*In millions

Qualcomm Stock performance

Finally, last moth Qualcomm showed a return of -2.60% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 3.70% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 96.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

Qualcomm stock and market return