Basis of Presentation
|6 Months Ended
Mar. 30, 2014
|Notes to Financial Statements [Abstract]
|Note 1 - 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 data 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 29, 2013. 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 six-month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013 included 13 weeks and 26 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, 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 six months ended March 30, 2014 were 30,989,000 and 32,656,000, respectively. The dilutive common share equivalents, calculated using the treasury stock method, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 were 41,007,000 and 41,235,000, 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 12,000 and 413,000 during the three and six months ended March 30, 2014, respectively, and 402,000 and 524,000 during the three and six months ended March 31, 2013, respectively.
Share-Based Compensation. Total estimated share-based compensation expense, related to all of the Company’s share-based awards, was comprised as follows (in millions):
The Company recorded $82 million and $71 million in share-based compensation expense during the six months ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013, respectively, related to share-based awards granted during those periods.
At March 30, 2014, total unrecognized compensation costs related to non-vested restricted stock units granted prior to that date were $1.3 billion, which are expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.8 years. During the six months ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013, net share-based awards granted, after forfeitures and cancelations, represented 0.4% of outstanding shares as of the beginning of each fiscal period, and total share-based awards granted represented 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively, of outstanding shares as of the end of each fiscal period.