Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Jun. 28, 2015
|Notes to Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation||
Note 1 — Basis of Presentation
Financial Statement Preparation. These condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by QUALCOMM Incorporated (collectively with its subsidiaries, the Company or Qualcomm) in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) for interim financial information and the instructions to Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the interim financial information includes all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods. These condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2014. Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of operating results for an entire fiscal year. The Company operates and reports using a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the last Sunday in September. Each of the three-month and nine-month periods ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 included 13 weeks and 39 weeks, respectively.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and the disclosure of contingent amounts in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
Earnings Per Common Share. Basic earnings per common share are computed by dividing net income attributable to Qualcomm by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per common share are computed by dividing net income attributable to Qualcomm by the combination of dilutive common share equivalents, comprised of shares issuable under the Company’s share-based compensation plans and shares subject to written put options and/or accelerated share repurchase agreements, if any, and the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Dilutive common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money share equivalents, which are calculated based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method. Under the treasury stock method, the exercise price of an award, if any, the amount of compensation cost for future service that the Company has not yet recognized, if any, and the estimated tax benefits that would be recorded in paid-in capital when an award is settled, if any, are assumed to be used to repurchase shares in the current period. The dilutive common share equivalents, calculated using the treasury stock method, for the three and nine months ended June 28, 2015 were 20,749,000 and 22,447,000, respectively. The dilutive common share equivalents, calculated using the treasury stock method, for the three and nine months ended June 29, 2014 were 30,642,000 and 31,985,000, respectively. Shares of common stock equivalents outstanding that were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per common share because the effect would be anti-dilutive or certain performance conditions were not satisfied at the end of the period were 16,711,000 and 6,067,000 during the three and nine months ended June 28, 2015, respectively, which were primarily attributable to the ASR Agreements (Note 4), and 7,000 and 278,000 during the three and nine months ended June 29, 2014, respectively.
Share-Based Compensation. Total share-based compensation expense, related to all of the Company’s share-based awards, was comprised as follows (in millions):
The Company recorded $173 million and $177 million in share-based compensation expense during the nine months ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, respectively, related to share-based awards granted during those periods. At June 28, 2015, total unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested restricted stock units granted prior to that date was $1.5 billion, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.0 years. During the nine months ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, net share-based awards granted, after forfeitures and cancelations, represented 0.8% of outstanding shares as of the beginning of each fiscal period, and total share-based awards granted represented 0.9% of outstanding shares as of the end of each fiscal period.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements. In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which outlines a comprehensive revenue recognition model and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance. The new standard requires a company to recognize revenue upon transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the expected consideration to be received in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five-step approach for recognizing revenue, which may require a company to use more judgment and make more estimates than under the current guidance. On July 9, 2015, the FASB voted to defer the effective date by one year, such that the new standard will be effective for the Company starting in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The FASB will also permit entities to adopt one year earlier if they choose (i.e., the original effective date). The new standard allows for two methods of adoption: (a) full retrospective adoption, meaning the standard is applied to all periods presented, or (b) modified retrospective adoption, meaning the cumulative effect of applying the new standard is recognized as an adjustment to the opening retained earnings balance. The Company does not intend to adopt the standard early and is in the process of determining the adoption method as well as the effects the adoption will have on its consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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