Comparable Company Analysis: QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)


Important Stats for Investors:

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares dropped -4.85 percent and closed the day at $66.73. The company has its outstanding shares of 1.49 Billion. The Relative Volume value measured for QUALCOMM Incorporated stands at 1.79. A total of 22.19 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 12.42 Million. Its 52-week high and low range is $76.5 and $48.56, respectively. The company has a market cap of $99.64 Billion.

The SMA20 for the stock is at -8.39 percent, SMA50 stands at -3.92 percent, while SMA200 is 7.36 Percent, according to Finviz reported data. Return on Assets (ROA) value of the stock is -6.6 Percent. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are -16.6 percent and 3.6 percent respectively.

The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 4.23 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at -8.14%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -7.97 percent and 23.87 percent respectively.

Profitability and Ratings Review:

Profitability analysis greatly helps in making investment decision. Net profit margin of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) was recorded at -18.4 percent, operating profit margin was 7.5 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 57.9 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 1.69.

Looking at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, 5 Analysts issued a Buy for MoSys, 10 gave Outperform, 11 analysts gave Hold Rating, 1 issued Underperform and 0 marked the stock as Sell.

Future Expectations:

The company’s Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.82, according to consensus of 20 analysts. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.75 and the High EPS estimate of $0.87.

The company’s Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $5.53 Billion, while Low and High Revenue Estimates are $5.48 Billion and $5.65 Billion respectively. These Revenue projections are a consensus of 19 Analysts.

Volatility Analysis:

Volatility is a key factor to observe. When we see the company’s Volatility, it currently has a monthly volatility of 2.28% and weekly volatility of 2.26%.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ):

Last Day Trading Summary:

The Company ended its previous trading session at $54.33 with the loss of -1.2%. The market capitalization of the company is $224.81 Billion. Overall, 21.82 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $13.3 Million. Verizon Communications Inc. currently has its 52-Week High range of $55.9, while its 52-week low range is $43.97. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the company is 1.73, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 4.32. By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 1.92%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 1.49%.

Analysts Coverage:

Looking at Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Reuters. For the Current month, 5 analysts have assigned this stock as Buy where 8 assigned Outperform, 15 analysts believe it’s a Hold, 0 said Underperform and only 0 assigned Sell rating.

For the current Fiscal Quarter, 22 analysts on average are expecting earnings of $1.1 per share. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $1.05 whereas, High Estimate is $1.16

According to 20 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate is $34.32 Billion for the current Fiscal quarter. The Low Revenue estimate is $33.3 Billion, while High Revenue estimate is $35.3 Billion.