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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 30, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
QUALCOMM Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

000-19528
 
95-3685934
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA
 
92121
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

858-587-1121
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  o
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.o




Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 30, 2019, QUALCOMM Incorporated (the Company) issued a press release regarding the Company’s financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2019. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
The press release includes non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G. The press release also includes the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), information reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the GAAP financial measures and a discussion of the reasons why the Company’s management believes that presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. The non-GAAP financial measures presented therein should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
Press Release by QUALCOMM Incorporated dated January 30, 2019.
 




SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
QUALCOMM Incorporated
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
January 30, 2019
 
By:
/s/ George S. Davis
 
 
 
 
George S. Davis
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
Exhibit 99.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Qualcomm Contact:
Mauricio Lopez-Hodoyan
Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813
e-mail: ir@qualcomm.com






Qualcomm Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
GAAP Revenues $4.8 billion
GAAP EPS $0.87, Non-GAAP EPS $1.20

SAN DIEGO - January 30, 2019 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 30, 2018.

“Our fiscal first quarter results reflected continued strength in our semiconductor business, driven by strong product leadership and operating expense management,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “We continue to execute on our strategic objectives, including driving the global transition to 5G, protecting the established value of our technology and inventions and expanding into new industries and product categories.”

First Quarter Results (GAAP)*
 
Q1 Fiscal 2019
 
Q1 Fiscal 2018 3
 
Year-Over-Year Change
 
Q4 Fiscal 2018 3
 
Sequential Change
Revenues
$4.8B
 
$6.0B
 
(20%)
 
$5.8B
 
(16%)
Operating income (loss)
$0.7B
 
$0.0B
 
N/M
 
($0.7B)
 
N/M
Net income (loss) 1
$1.1B
 
($6.0B)
 
N/M
 
($0.5B)
 
N/M
Diluted earnings (loss) per share 1
$0.87
 
($4.05)
 
N/M
 
($0.36)
 
N/M
Operating cash flow 2 
$0.4B
 
$1.8B
 
(80%)
 
($0.4B)
 
N/M

1 Throughout this news release, percentage changes are calculated based on the dollar amounts as disclosed in millions.
2 In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, we adopted new accounting guidance that changed the classification and presentation of certain cash receipts and cash payments and that requires companies to include changes in restricted cash and cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows. As a result, prior period cash flow amounts presented herein have been adjusted to conform to the current year presentation.
3 In connection with the preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended December 30, 2018, we identified an immaterial error related to the recognition of certain royalty revenues of our QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) segment in the quarterly and annual periods in fiscal 2018 and third and fourth quarters and annual period in fiscal 2017. We have corrected this error in our GAAP and Non-GAAP results for all prior periods presented herein. See “Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, Note 1. Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies Update” and “Note 11. Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements” included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2018 filed with the SEC.

N/M - Not Meaningful
 
 
 
 
 
 



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First Quarter Results (Non-GAAP)*
Non-GAAP results exclude the QSI (Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives) segment and certain share-based compensation, acquisition-related items, tax items and other items. Further discussion regarding the Company’s use of Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations between GAAP and Non-GAAP results are included within this news release.

 
Q1 Fiscal 2019
 
Q1 Fiscal 2018
 
Year-Over-Year Change
 
Q4 Fiscal 2018
 
Sequential Change
Revenues
$4.8B
 
$6.0B
 
(20%)
 
$5.8B
 
(17%)
Operating income
$1.2B
 
$1.6B
 
(26%)
 
$1.3B
 
(5%)
Net income
$1.5B
 
$1.4B
 
+2%
 
$1.3B
 
+16%
Diluted earnings per share
$1.20
 
$0.96
 
+25%
 
$0.89
 
+35%

* Beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, GAAP and Non-GAAP results have been negatively impacted by our dispute with Apple and its contract manufacturers (who are our licensees). QTL revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and in fiscal 2018 do not include royalties due on sales of Apple or other products by Apple’s contract manufacturers. We expect the actions taken by these companies will continue until this dispute is resolved. QTL revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 included $150 million of royalties due under an interim agreement with Huawei (who was previously disclosed as the other licensee in dispute). QTL revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 included $100 million received under a prior interim agreement with Huawei. These amounts represented partial payments for royalties due by Huawei while negotiations continue, and they do not reflect the full amount of royalties due under the underlying license agreement. We did not record any revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 for royalties due on the sales of Huawei’s products. If we do not reach a final agreement with Huawei prior to the conclusion of the interim agreement, Huawei may not make any other payments or may not make full payments under the existing license agreement.

The following should be considered in regard to the sequential and year-over-year comparisons:
The first quarter of fiscal 2019 GAAP results included:
$180 million of restructuring and restructuring-related charges, or ($0.13) per share, related to our Cost Plan that was announced in the second quarter of fiscal 2018.
The first quarter of fiscal 2019 GAAP and Non-GAAP results included:
$570 million tax benefit, or $0.47 per share, for GAAP and $552 million tax benefit, or $0.45 per share, for Non-GAAP relating to certain tax elections made in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.



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$150 million of revenues, or $0.11 per share, resulting from an interim agreement with Huawei while negotiations continue.
The first quarter of fiscal 2018 GAAP results included:
$6.0 billion charge, or ($4.03) per share, related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Legislation) in the United States.
$1.2 billion charge, or ($0.76) per share, for the fine imposed by the European Commission (EC).
The fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 GAAP results included:
$2.0 billion charge, or ($1.41) per share, related to a termination fee paid to NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) resulting from the termination of the purchase agreement.
$676 million gain, or $0.48 per share, related to the settlement of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) investigation.
$265 million of restructuring and restructuring-related charges, or ($0.14) per share, related to our Cost Plan.
The fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 GAAP and Non-GAAP results included:
$100 million of revenues, or $0.05 per share, resulting from an interim agreement with Huawei while negotiations continue.

Segment Results
First Quarter Fiscal 2019
(in millions, except percentages)
Q1 Fiscal
2019
 
Q1 Fiscal
2018
 
Year-Over-Year Change
 
Q4 Fiscal
2018
 
Sequential Change
QCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$3,739
 
$4,651
 
(20%)
 
$4,647
 
(20%)
EBT 1
$598
 
$955
 
(37%)
 
$796
 
(25%)
EBT as % of revenues
16%
 
21%
 
(5%)
 
17%
 
(1%)
MSMTM chip shipments
186
 
237
 
(22%)
 
232
 
(20%)
QTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$1,018
 
$1,266
 
(20%)
 
$1,113
 
(9%)
EBT 1
$590
 
$854
 
(31%)
 
$714
 
(17%)
EBT as % of revenues
58%
 
67%
 
(9%)
 
64%
 
(6%)
1 Earnings (loss) before taxes




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We adopted accounting guidance (ASC 606) in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which requires us to estimate and recognize QTL royalty revenues in the period in which the licensees’ sales occur, resulting in an acceleration of royalty revenues by one quarter. As a result of recognizing revenues in the period in which the licensees’ sales occur using estimates, adjustments to revenues will be required in subsequent periods to reflect changes in estimates as new information becomes available, primarily resulting from actual amounts reported by our licensees.

Return of Capital to Stockholders
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, we announced a stock repurchase program authorizing us to repurchase up to $30 billion of our common stock. As of December 30, 2018, we have executed on $22.2 billion of share repurchases, primarily comprised of three Accelerated Stock Repurchase Agreements (ASRs) under which we paid $16 billion and a tender offer under which we paid $5.1 billion. The ASRs are scheduled to terminate in early September 2019. At December 30, 2018, $7.8 billion remained authorized for repurchase under our stock repurchase program.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, we returned $1.8 billion to stockholders, including $750 million, or $0.62 per share, of cash dividends paid and $1.0 billion through repurchases of 17 million shares of common stock. On January 14, 2019, we announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.62 per share, payable on March 28, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2019.

Cash and Marketable Securities
Our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $10.4 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $39.9 billion a year ago and $12.1 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Stock repurchases and repayment of long-term debt significantly reduced our cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to a year ago.

Effective Income Tax Rates
Our fiscal 2019 annual effective income tax rates are estimated to be 7% benefit for GAAP and 0% for Non-GAAP. The effective income tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were 91% benefit for GAAP and 40% benefit for Non-GAAP. As a result of the Tax Legislation, in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, several of our foreign subsidiaries made tax elections to be treated as U.S. branches for federal income tax purposes effective beginning in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. These elections resulted in a GAAP and Non-



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GAAP income tax benefit of $570 million and $552 million, respectively, which was recorded discretely in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Certain provisions of the Tax Legislation became effective for us in fiscal 2019, including new taxes due on certain foreign income, such as GILTI (global intangible low-taxed income), BEAT (base-erosion and anti-abuse tax) and FDII (foreign-derived intangible income). In response to the Tax Legislation, we implemented certain tax restructuring in fiscal 2018 and 2019. As a result, substantially all of our income is in the U.S. and qualifies for the preferential FDII tax rate, and the impact of GILTI and BEAT are negligible.

Business Outlook
The following statements are forward looking, and actual results may differ materially. The “Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this news release provides a description of certain risks that we face, and our most recent annual report on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a more complete description of risks.

Our outlook does not include provisions for future asset impairments or for pending legal matters, other than future legal amounts that are probable and estimable. Further, due to their nature, certain income and expense items, such as certain investment, certain derivative and foreign currency transaction gains or losses, cannot be accurately forecast. Accordingly, we only include such items in our financial outlook to the extent they are reasonably certain; however, actual results may differ materially from the outlook.

Our financial guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 excludes QTL revenues for royalties due on sales of Apple and other products by Apple’s contract manufacturers, as we expect the actions taken by these companies will continue until the respective disputes are resolved. Our financial guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 includes $150 million of QTL revenues from Huawei. This represents a minimum, non-refundable amount for royalties due by Huawei while negotiations continue. This payment does not reflect the full amount of royalties due under the underlying license agreement.



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The following table summarizes GAAP and Non-GAAP guidance based on the current outlook. The Non-GAAP outlook presented below is consistent with the presentation of Non-GAAP results included elsewhere herein.

Qualcomm’s Business Outlook Summary and Reconciliation
 
 
Q2 FY18
Results (1)
Current Guidance
Q2 FY19 Estimates (2)(3)
 
 
Revenues
$5.2B
$4.4B - $5.2B

 
 
Year-over-year change
 
decrease 0% - 16%

 
 
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share (EPS)
$0.22
$0.40 - $0.50

 
 
Year-over-year change
 
increase 82% - 127%

 
 
Less diluted EPS attributable to QSI
$0.02

($0.01
)
 
 
Less diluted EPS attributable to share-based compensation
($0.13)

($0.16
)
 
 
Less diluted EPS attributable to other items
($0.44)

($0.08
)
 
 
Non-GAAP diluted EPS
$0.78
$0.65 - $0.75

 
 
Year-over-year change
 
decrease 4% - 17%

 
 
Other Information
 
 
 
 
MSM chip shipments
187
M
150M - 170M

 
 
Year-over-year change
 
decrease 9% - 20%

 
 
QTL revenues
$1.2B
$1.0B - $1.1B

 
 
Year-over-year change
 
decrease 10% - 18%

 

(1)
The second quarter of fiscal 2018 results excluded QTL revenues for royalties due on sales of Apple and other products by Apple’s contract manufacturers, as well as sales of products by Huawei.
(2)
Our financial guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 excludes QTL revenues for royalties due on sales of Apple and other products by Apple’s contract manufacturers, as we expect the actions taken by these companies will continue until the respective disputes are resolved. Our financial guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 includes $150 million of QTL revenues from Huawei under an interim agreement while negotiations continue.
(3)
Our guidance for diluted EPS attributable to other items for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 is primarily attributable to acquisition-related items and restructuring and restructuring-related items.

N/M - Not Meaningful
Sums may not equal total due to rounding.



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Reconciliations of GAAP Results to Non-GAAP Results
The following tables reconcile our GAAP results to our Non-GAAP results (in millions, except per share data):
 
GAAP Results
Less QSI
Less Share-Based Compensation
Less Other Items
(a) (b)
Non-GAAP Results
Q1 FISCAL 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$4,842
 
$27
 

$—

 

$—

 
$4,815
 
Operating income (loss)
710
 
13
 
(230)
 
(260)
 
1,187
 
EBT
559
 
8
 
(230)
 
(263)
 
1,044
 
EBT as % of revenues
12
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22
%
 
Net income (loss)
1,068
 
7
 
(182)
 
(221)
 
1,464
 
Diluted EPS
$0.87
 
$0.01
 
($0.15)
 
($0.18)
 
$1.20
 
Diluted shares
1,223
 
1,223
 
1,223
 
1,223
 
1,223
 
Q4 FISCAL 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$5,778
 
$20
 

$—

 
($50)
 
$5,808
 
Operating (loss) income
(679)
 
2
 
(224)
 
(1,712)
 
1,255
 
EBT
(800)
 
(20)
 
(224)
 
(1,800)
 
1,244
 
EBT as % of revenues
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21
%
 
Net (loss) income
(513)
 
(11)
 
(195)
 
(1,567)
 
1,260
 
Diluted EPS
($0.36)
 
($0.01)
 
($0.14)
 
($1.10)
 
$0.89
 
Diluted shares
1,417
 
1,429
 
1,429
 
1,429
 
1,429
 
Q1 FISCAL 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$6,035
 
$30
 

$—

 

$—

 
$6,005
 
Operating (loss) income
(4)
 
9
 
(248)
 
(1,367)
 
1,602
 
EBT
(60)
 
11
 
(248)
 
(1,373)
 
1,550
 
EBT as % of revenues
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26
%
 
Net (loss) income
(5,983)
 
8
 
(199)
 
(7,230)
 
1,438
 
Diluted EPS
($4.05)
 
$0.01
 
($0.13)
 
($4.89)
 
$0.96
 
Diluted shares
1,477
 
1,491
 
1,491
 
1,491
 
1,491
 

(a)
At fiscal year end, the quarterly tax provision (benefit) for each column equals the annual tax provision (benefit) for each column computed in accordance with GAAP. In interim quarters, the sum of these provisions (benefits) may not equal the total GAAP tax provision, and this difference is included in the tax provision (benefit) in the “Other Items” column. See the “Reconciliations of GAAP Tax Rates to Non-GAAP Tax Rates” herein for further details.
(b)
Further details of amounts included in the “Other Items” column for the current period are included in the “Supplemental Information and Reconciliations” and the “Reconciliations of GAAP Tax Rates to Non-GAAP Tax Rates” sections herein. Details of amounts included in the “Other Items” column for prior periods are included in the news releases for those periods.

Sums may not equal totals due to rounding.

Supplemental Information and Reconciliations
(Unaudited)
 
Q1 FISCAL 2019
 
 
($ in millions)
GAAP Results
Less QSI
Less Share-Based Compensation
Less Other Items (a)
Non-GAAP
Results
 
Cost of revenues
 
$2,188
 
 
$11
 
 
$8
 
 
$103
 
 
$2,066
 
 
Research and development (R&D) expenses
 
1,269
 
 

 
 
157
 
 
1
 
 
1,111
 
 
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses
 
526
 
 
3
 
 
65
 
 
7
 
 
451
 
 
Other expenses
 
149
 
 

 
 

 
 
149
 
 

 
 
Interest expense
 
156
 
 

 
 

 
 
6
 
 
150
 
 
Investment and other income (loss), net
 
5
 
 
(5)
 
 

 
 
3
 
 
7
(b)

(a)
Other items excluded from Non-GAAP results included $180 million of restructuring and restructuring-related charges related to our Cost Plan, $111 million of acquisition-related charges and $6 million of interest expense related to the EC fine, partially offset by a $31 million benefit related to a favorable legal settlement and $3 million of foreign currency transaction gains related to the EC fine, net of associated losses on derivative instruments.
(b)
Included $69 million in interest and dividend income, partially offset by $49 million in net losses on marketable securities, $8 million in equity in net losses of investees, $3 million of net losses on derivative instruments and $2 million in net foreign currency losses.




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Reconciliations of GAAP Tax Rates to Non-GAAP Tax Rates
(Unaudited)
($ in millions)
 
GAAP Results
 
 
Less QSI
Less Share-Based Compensation
Less Other Items (b) (c)
 
Non-GAAP Results
 
Q1 FISCAL 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) before income taxes
 
$
559

 
 
$
8
 
 
 
$
(230
)
 
 
$
(263
)
 
 
$
1,044

 
Income tax benefit (expense)
 
509

 
 
(1
)
 
 
48
 
 
 
42
 
 
 
420

 
Net income (loss)
 
$
1,068

 
 
$
7
 
 
 
$
(182
)
 
 
$
(221
)
 
 
$
1,464

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tax rate
 
(91
%)
 
 
1
%
(a)

 
 
(25
%)
(a)
 
 
(27
%)
(a)

 
 
(40
%)
 
FISCAL 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Estimated annual tax rate
 
(7
%)
 
 
0
%
(a)

 
 
(4
%)
(a)

 
 
(3
%)
(a)

 
 
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
The incremental effect of our adjustments to the Non-GAAP tax rate is calculated by allocating the difference between (i) the tax expense (benefit) calculated based on the GAAP tax rate and (ii) the actual or estimated tax expense (benefit) for each column.
(b)
In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the tax benefit in the “Other Items” column included a $19 million benefit for the tax effect of acquisition-related items in EBT, a $12 million benefit for the combined effect of other items in EBT and a $11 million benefit to reconcile the tax provision for each column to the total GAAP tax provision for the quarter.
(c)
In fiscal 2019, the estimated annual effective tax rate for the “Other Items” column included a $69 million benefit for the tax effect of acquisition-related items in EBT and a $12 million benefit for the combined effect of other items in EBT.

Conference Call
Qualcomm’s fiscal first quarter 2019 earnings conference call will be broadcast live on January 30, 2019, beginning at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) at http://investor.qualcomm.com/events.cfm. This conference call will include a discussion of “Non-GAAP financial measures” as defined in Regulation G. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and information reconciling these Non-GAAP financial measures to the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, as well as other financial and statistical information to be discussed on the conference call, will be posted at www.qualcomm.com/investor immediately prior to the commencement of the call. An audio replay will be available at http://investor.qualcomm.com/events.cfm and via telephone following the live call for 30 days thereafter. To listen to the replay via telephone, U.S. callers may dial (877) 660-6853 and international callers may dial (201) 612-7415. Callers should use reservation number 13686071.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Non-GAAP financial information presented herein should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, “Non-GAAP” is not a term defined by GAAP, and as a result, the Company’s measure of Non-GAAP results might be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciliations between GAAP and Non-GAAP results used herein are presented herein.




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The Company uses Non-GAAP financial information: (i) to evaluate, assess and benchmark the Company’s operating results on a consistent and comparable basis; (ii) to measure the performance and efficiency of the Company’s ongoing core operating businesses, including the QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) and QTL (Qualcomm Technology Licensing) segments; and (iii) to compare the performance and efficiency of these segments against competitors. Non-GAAP measurements used by the Company include revenues, cost of revenues, R&D expenses, SG&A expenses, other income or expenses, operating income, interest expense, net investment and other income, income or earnings before income taxes, effective tax rate, net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share. The Company is able to assess what it believes is a more meaningful and comparable set of financial performance measures for the Company and its business segments by using Non-GAAP information. In addition, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors uses certain Non-GAAP financial measures in establishing portions of the performance-based incentive compensation programs for our executive officers. The Company presents Non-GAAP financial information to provide greater transparency to investors with respect to its use of such information in financial and operational decision-making. This Non-GAAP financial information is also used by institutional investors and analysts in evaluating the Company’s business and assessing trends and future expectations.

Non-GAAP information used by management excludes its QSI segment and certain share-based compensation, acquisition-related items, tax items and other items.
QSI is excluded because the Company expects to exit its strategic investments in the foreseeable future, and the effects of fluctuations in the value of such investments and realized gains or losses are viewed by management as unrelated to the Company’s operational performance.
Share-based compensation expense primarily relates to restricted stock units. Management believes that excluding non-cash share-based compensation from the Non-GAAP financial information allows management and investors to make additional comparisons of the operating activities of the Company’s ongoing core businesses over time and with respect to other companies.
Certain other items are excluded because management views such items as unrelated to the operating activities of the Company’s ongoing core businesses, as follows:
Acquisition-related items include amortization of certain intangible assets, recognition of the step-up of inventories and property, plant and equipment to fair value and the related tax effects of these items, as well as any effects from restructuring the ownership of such acquired assets. Additionally, the Company excludes third-party acquisition and integration services costs and



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costs related to temporary debt facilities and letters of credit executed prior to the close of an acquisition.
The Company excludes certain other items that management views as unrelated to the Company’s ongoing businesses, such as major restructuring and restructuring-related costs, goodwill and indefinite- and long-lived asset impairments and awards, settlements and/or damages arising from legal or regulatory matters.
Certain tax items that are unrelated to the fiscal year in which they are recorded are excluded in order to provide a clearer understanding of the Company’s ongoing Non-GAAP tax rate and after tax earnings. In fiscal 2018, the Company excluded the full impact of the estimated one-time repatriation tax on deemed repatriated earnings and profits of U.S.-owned foreign subsidiaries, including the portion that relates to earnings and profits of U.S.-owned foreign subsidiaries generated in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our inventions are the foundation for life-changing products, experiences, and industries.  As we lead the world to 5G, we envision this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT - including smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio.  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit www.qualcomm.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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guidance, and the financial impact thereof; our business outlook; and our estimates and guidance related to revenues, GAAP and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, MSM chip shipments, and effective income tax rates. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by words such as “estimates,” “guidance,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks” and similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to: commercial network deployments, expansions and upgrades of CDMA, OFDMA and other communications technologies, our customers’ and licensees’ sales of products and services based on these technologies and our customers’ demand for our products and services; competition in an environment of rapid technological change; our dependence on a small number of customers and licensees, which increasingly include a small number of Chinese OEMs; our dependence on the premium-tier device segment; attacks on our licensing business model, including current and future legal proceedings and governmental investigations and proceedings, including potential adverse outcomes relating to the Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against us, and actions of quasi-governmental bodies and standards and industry organizations; potential changes in our patent licensing practices, whether due to governmental investigations, private legal proceedings challenging those practices, or otherwise; the difficulties in enforcing and protecting our intellectual property rights; our ability to extend our technologies, products and services into new and expanded product areas and adjacent industry segments and applications outside of traditional cellular industries; risks associated with operation and control of manufacturing facilities of our joint venture, RF360 Holdings; the continued and future success of our licensing programs, which requires us to continue to evolve our patent portfolio, and which may be impacted by the proliferation of devices in new industry segments, and the need to extend license agreements that are expiring; our dependence on a limited number of third-party suppliers; claims by third parties that we infringe their intellectual property; strategic acquisitions, transactions and investments and our ability to consummate planned strategic acquisitions; our cost plan; our compliance with laws, regulations, policies and standards; our use of open source software; our stock price and earnings volatility; our indebtedness and our significant stock repurchase program; security breaches of our information technology systems or other misappropriation of our intellectual property or proprietary or confidential information; potential tax liabilities; global, regional or local economic conditions or political actions that impact the industries in which we operate; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees; foreign currency fluctuations; and failures in our products or services or in the products or services of our customers or licensees, including those resulting from security vulnerabilities, defects or errors. These and other risks are set forth in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2018 filed with the SEC. Our reports filed with the SEC are available on our website at www.qualcomm.com. We undertake no obligation to update, or continue to provide information with respect to, any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Qualcomm Incorporated
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
December 30,
2018
 
September 30,
2018
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
10,066

 
$
11,777

Marketable securities
249

 
311

Accounts receivable, net
3,426

 
2,904

Inventories
1,698

 
1,693

Other current assets
855

 
699

Total current assets
16,294

 
17,384

Deferred tax assets
3,923

 
936

Property, plant and equipment, net
2,932

 
2,975

Goodwill
6,295

 
6,498

Other intangible assets, net
2,746

 
2,955

Other assets
2,056

 
1,970

Total assets
$
34,246

 
$
32,718

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Trade accounts payable
$
1,422

 
$
1,825

Payroll and other benefits related liabilities
821

 
1,081

Unearned revenues
484

 
500

Short-term debt
998

 
1,005

Other current liabilities
6,831

 
6,978

Total current liabilities
10,556

 
11,389

Unearned revenues
1,420

 
1,620

Income taxes payable
2,174

 
2,312

Long-term debt
15,388

 
15,365

Other liabilities
1,091

 
1,225

Total liabilities
30,629

 
31,911

 
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 8 shares authorized; none outstanding

 

Common stock and paid-in capital, $0.0001 par value; 6,000 shares authorized; 1,210 and 1,219 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

 

Retained earnings
3,415

 
542

Accumulated other comprehensive income
202

 
265

Total stockholders’ equity
3,617

 
807

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
34,246

 
$
32,718




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Qualcomm Incorporated
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
December 30,
2018
 
December 24,
2017
Revenues:
 
 
 
Equipment and services
$
3,754

 
$
4,704

Licensing
1,088

 
1,331

Total revenues
4,842

 
6,035

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
Cost of revenues
2,188

 
2,663

Research and development
1,269

 
1,420

Selling, general and administrative
526

 
773

Other
149

 
1,183

Total costs and expenses
4,132

 
6,039

Operating income (loss)
710

 
(4
)
Interest expense
(156
)
 
(170
)
Investment and other income, net
5

 
114

Income (loss) before income taxes
559

 
(60
)
Income tax benefit (expense)
509

 
(5,923
)
Net income (loss)
$
1,068

 
$
(5,983
)
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.88

 
$
(4.05
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
0.87

 
$
(4.05
)
Shares used in per share calculations:
 
 
 
Basic
1,213

 
1,477

Diluted
1,223

 
1,477




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Qualcomm Incorporated
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 30,
2018
 
December 24,
2017
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
1,068

 
$
(5,983
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization expense
353

 
363

Income tax provision (less than) in excess of income tax payments
(663
)
 
5,694

Non-cash portion of share-based compensation expense
230

 
248

Net losses (gains) on marketable securities and other investments
37

 
(23
)
Indefinite and long-lived asset impairment charges
150

 

Impairment losses on marketable securities and other investments
9

 
9

Other items, net
(36
)
 
(25
)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
415

 
581

Inventories
(18
)
 
162

Other assets
(148
)
 
(62
)
Trade accounts payable
(403
)
 
(248
)
Payroll, benefits and other liabilities
(576
)
 
1,121

Unearned revenues
(62
)
 
(75
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
356

 
1,762

Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(152
)
 
(226
)
Purchases of debt and equity marketable securities

 
(5,627
)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of debt and equity marketable securities
35

 
2,704

Acquisitions and other investments, net of cash acquired
(56
)
 
(122
)
Proceeds from other investments
23

 
10

Other items, net
(2
)
 

Net cash used by investing activities
(152
)
 
(3,261
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from short-term debt
1,784

 
2,116

Repayment of short-term debt
(1,790
)
 
(1,149
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
28

 
134

Repurchases and retirements of common stock
(1,019
)
 
(225
)
Dividends paid
(750
)
 
(844
)
Payments of tax withholdings related to vesting of share-based awards
(139
)
 
(192
)
Other items, net
(1
)
 
(5
)
Net cash used by financing activities
(1,887
)
 
(165
)
Changes in cash and cash equivalents held for sale
(25
)
 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(3
)
 
(3
)
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents
(1,711
)
 
(1,667
)
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at beginning of period
11,777

 
37,029

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period
$
10,066

 
$
35,362

 
 
 
 
Reconciliation to the condensed consolidated balance sheets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
10,066

 
$
33,362

Restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents included in other assets

 
2,000

Total cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents at end of period
$
10,066

 
$
35,362