Qualcomm Incorporated

QUALCOMM Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2006 Results

San Diego (ots/PRNewswire) - Revenues US$1.95 Billion, Diluted EPS US$0.37 Pro Forma Revenues US$1.95 Billion, Diluted EPS US$0.42 Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenues and Chip Shipments; Financial Guidance Increased for Fiscal 2006 QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 25, 2006. Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) Third Quarter Results: Total QUALCOMM results are reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). - Revenues: US$1.95 billion, up 44 percent year-over-year and 6 percent sequentially. - Net income: US$643 million, up 15 percent year-over-year and 8 percent sequentially. - Diluted earnings per share: US$0.37, up 12 percent year-over-year and 9 percent sequentially. - Effective tax rate: 22 percent for the quarter and estimated for fiscal 2006. - Estimated share-based compensation: US$83 million, net of tax. - Operating cash flow: US$816 million, up 56 percent year-over-year; 42 percent of revenue. - Return of capital to stockholders: US$1.37 billion in the third quarter, including US$202 million of cash dividends, or US$0.12 per share, and US$1.17 billion to repurchase 26.4 million shares of our common stock. After the end of the third fiscal quarter, we repurchased an additional 5.6 million shares for US$238 million, with fiscal 2006 repurchases to date totaling 32.0 million shares for US$1.40 billion. QUALCOMM Pro Forma Third Quarter Results: Pro forma results exclude the QUALCOMM Strategic Initiatives (QSI) segment, estimated share-based compensation, tax benefits related to prior years and acquired in-process research and development (R&D) expense. - Revenues: US$1.95 billion, up 44 percent year-over-year and 6 percent sequentially. - Net income: US$726 million, up 56 percent year-over-year and 3 percent sequentially. - Diluted earnings per share: US$0.42, up 50 percent year-over-year and 2 percent sequentially; excludes US$0.05 loss per share attributable to estimated share-based compensation. - Effective tax rate: 26 percent for the quarter and estimated for fiscal 2006. - Free cash flow: US$795 million, up 116 percent year-over-year; 41 percent of revenue. (Defined as net cash from operating activities less capital expenditures) Detailed reconciliations between total QUALCOMM (GAAP) results and QUALCOMM pro forma results and cash flows are included at the end of this news release. Prior period reconciliations are presented on our Investor Relations web page at www.qualcomm.com. "Our results this quarter were driven by continued customer demand for our broadly segmented chipsets with particular strength in 1xEV-DO and WCDMA," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chief executive officer of QUALCOMM. "WCDMA handset shipments continue to increase and WCDMA Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) unit shipments increased 24 percent from the March quarter." "We shipped a record number of cell site modem voice-equivalent channel elements in the quarter, which was primarily driven by demand for our EV-DO Rev A CSM6800(TM) solution. Several operators, including KDDI, Sprint Nextel, Telecom New Zealand and Verizon have announced plans to upgrade their CDMA networks to EV-DO Rev A technology as early as this calendar year. CDMA subscribers and enterprise customers worldwide will soon benefit from the unmatched broadband performance of EV-DO Rev A. In addition, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) on EV-DO Rev A will enable in-band migration to fully packet-based networks and ultimately to much higher data rates via EV-DO Rev B multi-carrier operation. We are currently developing VoIP capabilities and data rate enhancement techniques for WCDMA/HSPA networks as well." "This quarter also demonstrated QUALCOMM's continued focus on enhancing stockholder value. Our balance sheet strength and unique business model provide significant financial flexibility to increase cash dividends and repurchase shares while we continue to grow our R&D investments for the many business opportunities we see ahead." Cash and Marketable Securities QUALCOMM's cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled approximately US$9.5 billion at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to US$10.2 billion at the end of the prior quarter and US$7.9 billion a year ago. The decrease from the prior quarter was primarily attributable to stock repurchases in the third quarter. We also sold four put options in connection with our stock repurchase program which, if exercised, will require us to repurchase an additional 4 million shares of our common stock for US$182 million, net of premiums received. On July 7, 2006, we announced a cash dividend of US$0.12 per common share payable on September 22, 2006 to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 25, 2006. Estimated Share-Based Compensation In the first quarter of fiscal 2006, we adopted the revised Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123, Share-Based Payment (FAS 123R), which requires that share-based compensation be recorded in our financial statements. We implemented FAS 123R using the modified prospective method. Under this method, prior periods are not revised for comparative purposes. Estimated share-based compensation is included in operating expenses, however, it is not allocated to business segments or included in pro forma results because we do not consider it relevant when evaluating the operating performance of our business. Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2006 included estimated share-based compensation of US$83 million, net of tax, or US$0.05 per share. Research and Development Estimated Total QUALCOMM Share-Based QUALCOMM (US$ in millions) Pro Forma Compensation QSI (GAAP) Third quarter fiscal 2006 $322 $56 $17 $395 Third quarter fiscal 2005 $246 $-- $13 $259 Year-over-year change 31% 31% 53% Pro forma R&D expenses increased 31 percent year-over-year, primarily due to additional engineering resources for the development of integrated circuit products and other initiatives to support low-cost phones, multimedia applications, high-speed wireless Internet access and multimode, multiband, multinetwork products and technologies, including CDMA2000, 1xEV-DO, EV-DO Rev. A, WCDMA (including GSM/GPRS/EDGE), HSDPA, HSUPA and OFDMA, and the development of our iMoD(TM) display products using MEMS technology. QSI R&D expenses increased year-over-year primarily due to increased R&D activities related to MediaFLO(TM) USA. Selling, General and Administrative Estimated Total QUALCOMM Share-Based QUALCOMM (US$ in millions) Pro Forma Compensation QSI (GAAP) Third quarter fiscal 2006 $214 $60 $19 $293 Third quarter fiscal 2005 $151 $-- $(1) $150 Year-over-year change 42% N/M 95% Pro forma selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased 42 percent year-over-year, largely attributable to increases in employee related expenses to support our growing worldwide customer base and professional fees related to legal activities. The year-over-year increase in QSI SG&A expenses is primarily related to MediaFLO USA and the effect of other income in the prior year's quarter. Effective Income Tax Rate Our fiscal 2006 estimated annual effective income tax rates and our third quarter effective income tax rates are approximately 22 percent for total QUALCOMM (GAAP) and 26 percent for QUALCOMM pro forma. QUALCOMM Strategic Initiatives The QSI segment includes our strategic investments, including our MediaFLO USA subsidiary, and related income and expenses. Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) results for the third quarter of fiscal 2006 included break-even results for the QSI segment compared to US$0.05 diluted earnings per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2005. The third quarter of fiscal 2006 QSI results included US$36 million in operating expenses, primarily related to MediaFLO USA, and US$4 million in other-than-temporary losses on other investments, partially offset by US$12 million in realized gains on investments. In addition to the tax benefit applicable to its loss before tax, the QSI segment includes the tax benefit resulting from an increase in the forecast of our ability to use capital loss carryforwards. Business Outlook The following statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Please see "Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" at the end of this news release for a description of certain risk factors and QUALCOMM's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a more complete description of risks. Due to their nature, certain income and expense items, such as realized investment gains or losses in QSI, gains and losses on certain derivative instruments or asset impairments, cannot be accurately forecast. Accordingly, the Company excludes forecasts of such items from its business outlook, and actual results may vary materially from the business outlook if the Company incurs any such income or expense items. The following table summarizes total QUALCOMM (GAAP) and QUALCOMM pro forma guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 based on the current business outlook. Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2006 includes approximately US$0.05 diluted loss per share related to estimated share-based compensation. Estimated share-based compensation in future periods may vary materially from the business outlook as the methodology used to calculate this estimate is dependent on a variety of assumptions which are subject to market fluctuations and other factors. A pro forma business outlook is provided below consistent with the presentation of pro forma results provided elsewhere herein. The following estimates are approximations and are based on the current business outlook: (All figures are in US$) Business Outlook Summary FOURTH QUARTER Current Guidance Q4'05 Q4'06 Results Estimates QUALCOMM Pro Forma Revenues $1.56B $1.88B - $1.98B Year-over-year change increase 21% - 27% Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $0.32 $0.39 - $0.41 Year-over-year change increase 22% - 28% Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) Revenues $1.56B $1.88B - $1.98B Year-over-year change increase 21% - 27% Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $0.32 $0.33 - $0.35 Year-over-year change increase 3% - 9% Diluted EPS attributable to QSI $0.00 ($0.01) Diluted EPS attributable to estimated share-based compensation n/a ($0.05) Metrics MSM Shipments approx. 40M approx. 53M - 56M CDMA/WCDMA handset units shipped approx. 48M(A) approx. 67M - 70M(A) CDMA/WCDMA handset unit wholesale average selling price approx. $213(A) approx. $215(A) (A)Shipments in June quarter, reported in Sept. quarter FISCAL YEAR Prior Current Guidance Guidance FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2006 Results Estimates Estimates QUALCOMM Pro Forma Revenues $5.67B $7.1B - $7.4B $7.4B - $7.5B Year-over-year change increase 25% - 30% increase 30% - 32% Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $1.16 $1.53 - $1.57 $1.61 - $1.63 Year-over-year change increase 32% - 35% increase 39% - 41% Total QUALCOMM (GAAP) Revenues $5.67B $7.1B - $7.4B $7.4B - $7.5B Year-over-year change increase 25% - 30% increase 30% - 32% Diluted earnings per share (EPS) $1.26 $1.31 - $1.35 $1.40 - $1.42 Year-over-year change increase 4% - 7% increase 11% - 13% Diluted EPS attributable to in-process R&D n/a ($0.01) ($0.01) Diluted EPS attributable to QSI $0.06 ($0.04) ($0.03) Diluted EPS attributable to estimated share-based compensation n/a ($0.20) ($0.20) Diluted EPS attributable to tax benefit related to prior years $0.04 $0.03 $0.03 Metrics Fiscal year(B) CDMA/WCDMA handset unit wholesale average selling price approx. $215 approx. $207 approx. $213 (B)Shipments in Sept. to June quarters, reported in Dec. to Sept. quarters CALENDAR YEAR Handset Estimates Prior Current CDMA/WCDMA Guidance Guidance handset unit Calendar 2006 Calendar 2006 shipments Calendar 2005 Estimates Estimates March quarter actuals approx. 43M approx. 65M - 66M approx. 66M June quarter approx. 48M not provided approx. 67M - 70M September quarter approx. 52M not provided not provided December quarter approx. 67M not provided not provided Calendar year range approx. 210M approx. 275M - 290M approx. 285M - 295M Midpoint Midpoint Midpoint CDMA/WCDMA units approx. 210M approx. 283M approx. 290M CDMA units approx. 160M approx. 187M approx. 190M WCDMA units approx. 50M approx. 96M approx. 100M Sums may not equal totals due to rounding Results of Business Segments (in millions, except per share data): Third Quarter - Fiscal Year 2006 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $1,133 $683 $162 $(27) $1,951 Change from prior year 48% 52% (1%) N/M 44% Change from prior quarter 11% 1% 0% N/M 6% EBT $303 $619 $19 $35 $976 Change from prior year 63% 52% 58% N/M 49% Change from prior quarter 20% (1%) 19% N/M 1% Net income (loss) $726 Change from prior year 56% Change from prior quarter 3% Diluted EPS $0.42 Change from prior year 50% Change from prior quarter 2% Diluted shares used 1,728 Third Quarter - Fiscal Year 2006 Estimated Total Share-Based QUALCOMM Segments Compensation(2) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $1,951 Change from prior year -- -- 44% Change from prior quarter -- -- 6% EBT $(126) $(26) $824 Change from prior year N/M N/M 20% Change from prior quarter N/M N/M 5% Net income (loss) $(83) $-- $643 Change from prior year N/M N/M 15% Change from prior quarter N/M N/M 8% Diluted EPS $(0.05) $-- $0.37 Change from prior year N/M N/M 12% Change from prior quarter N/M N/M 9% Diluted shares used 1,728 1,728 1,728 Second Quarter - Fiscal Year 2006 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $1,018 $679 $162 $(25) $1,834 EBT 252 626 16 68 962 Net income (loss) 706 Diluted EPS $0.41 Diluted shares used 1,721 Second Quarter - Fiscal Year 2006 Segments Estimated Total Share-Based In-Process QUALCOMM Compensation(2) R&D(3) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $-- $1,834 EBT (120) (21) (36) 785 Net income (loss) (78) (21) (14) 593 Diluted EPS $(0.05) $(0.01) $(0.01) $0.34 Diluted shares used 1,721 1,721 1,721 1,721 Third Quarter - Fiscal Year 2005 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $766 $448 $164 $(20) $1,358 EBT 186 407 12 51 656 Net income 465 Diluted EPS $0.28 Diluted shares used 1,683 Third Quarter - Fiscal Year 2005 Total Tax QUALCOMM Segments Adjustments(5) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $1,358 EBT -- 30 686 Net income 16 79 560 Diluted EPS $0.01 $0.05 $0.33 Diluted shares used 1,683 1,683 1,683 Fourth Quarter - Fiscal Year 2005 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $912 $497 $170 $(19) $1,560 EBT 266 451 21 75 813 Net income (loss) 543 Diluted EPS $0.32 Diluted shares used 1,686 Fourth Quarter - Fiscal Year 2005 Total QUALCOMM Segments QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $1,560 EBT (27) 786 Net income (loss) (5) 538 Diluted EPS $-- $0.32 Diluted shares used 1,686 1,686 Twelve Months - Fiscal Year 2005 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $3,290 $1,839 $644 $(100) $5,673 EBT 852 1,663 57 227 2,799 Net income 1,970 Diluted EPS $1.16 Diluted shares used 1,694 Twelve Months - Fiscal Year 2005 Total Tax QUALCOMM Segments Adjustments(5)(6) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $5,673 EBT -- 10 2,809 Net income 71 102 2,143 Diluted EPS $0.04 $0.06 $1.26 Diluted shares used 1,694 1,694 1,694 Nine Months - Fiscal Year 2006 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $3,184 $1,926 $491 $(74) $5,527 Change from prior year 34% 44% 4% N/M 34% EBT $855 $1,762 $52 $176 $2,845 Change from prior year 46% 45% 41% N/M 43% Net income (loss) $2,098 Change from prior year 47% Diluted EPS $1.22 Change from prior year 45% Diluted shares used 1,717 Nine Months - Fiscal Year 2006 Estimated Total Share-Based Tax In-Process QUALCOMM Segments Compensation(2) Adjustments(7) R&D(3) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $-- $-- $5,527 Change from prior year -- -- -- -- 34% EBT $(368) $-- $(21) $(110) $2,346 Change from prior year N/M -- -- N/M 16% Net income (loss) $(243) $56 $(21) $(34) $1,856 Change from prior year N/M N/M N/M N/M 16% Diluted EPS $(0.14) $0.03 $(0.01) $(0.02) $1.08 Change from prior year N/M N/M N/M N/M 14% Diluted shares used 1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717 Nine Months - Fiscal Year 2005 Reconciling QUALCOMM Segments QCT QTL QWI Items(1) Pro Forma Revenues $2,378 $1,342 $473 $(81) $4,112 EBT 586 1,212 37 151 1,986 Net income 1,427 Diluted EPS $0.84 Diluted shares used 1,697 Nine Months - Fiscal Year 2005 Total Tax QUALCOMM Segments Adjustments(5)(6) QSI(4) (GAAP) Revenues $-- $-- $4,112 EBT -- 37 2,023 Net income 71 107 1,605 Diluted EPS $0.04 $0.06 $0.95 Diluted shares used 1,697 1,697 1,697 (1) Reconciling items related to revenues consist primarily of other non-reportable segment revenues less intersegment eliminations. Reconciling items related to earnings before taxes consist primarily of corporate expenses, charges that are not allocated to the segments for management reporting purposes, unallocated net investment income, non-reportable segment results, interest expense and the elimination of intercompany profit. (2) During the first quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company adopted the fair value recognition provisions of FAS 123R using a modified prospective application. Under this method, prior periods are not revised for comparative purposes. Share-based compensation is included in operating expenses as part of employee-related costs but is not allocated to our segments as these estimated costs are not considered relevant by management in evaluating segment performance. (3) During the second quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company recorded US$21 million of expenses related to acquired in-process R&D associated with the acquisitions of Berkana Wireless Inc. and Flarion Technologies, Inc. For fiscal 2006 pro forma presentation, results have been adjusted to exclude these expenses as they are unrelated to the Company's ongoing core operating businesses and are also not allocated to our segments as these costs are not considered relevant by management in evaluating segment performance. (4) At fiscal year-end, the sum of the quarterly tax provisions for each column, including QSI, will equal the annual tax provisions for each column computed in accordance with GAAP. In interim quarters, the tax provision for the QSI operating segment is computed by subtracting the tax provision for QUALCOMM pro forma, the tax adjustment column and the tax provision related to estimated share-based compensation from the tax provision for total QUALCOMM (GAAP). (5) During the third quarter of fiscal 2005, the Company made an election to compute its California tax on the basis of its U.S. operations only, which resulted in a US$38 million tax benefit. Our effective tax rate in the third quarter of fiscal 2005 for total QUALCOMM (GAAP) includes a US$16 million tax benefit, or US$0.01 diluted earnings per share, for this California tax election related to fiscal 2004. For fiscal 2005 pro forma presentation, results have been adjusted to exclude the tax benefit attributable to fiscal 2004. (6) During the second quarter of fiscal 2005, the Company decreased its estimate of R&D costs allocable to the Company's foreign operations under an intercompany cost sharing agreement. Due to this change in estimate, the effective tax rate in the second quarter for total QUALCOMM (GAAP) included a US$55 million benefit, or US$0.03 diluted earnings per share, related to fiscal 2004. For fiscal 2005 pro forma presentation, results have been adjusted to exclude the tax benefit attributable to fiscal 2004. (7) During the first quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company recorded a US$56 million tax benefit, or US$0.03 per share, related to the expected impact of prior year tax audits completed during the quarter. For fiscal 2006 pro forma presentation, results have been adjusted to exclude this tax benefit attributable to prior years. N/M - Not Meaningful Sums may not equal totals due to rounding. Business Segment Information QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) - For the fourth consecutive quarter, we shipped a record number of MSM chips. Approximately 55 million MSM chips were shipped to customers worldwide during the third quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to approximately 36 million units in the same quarter of fiscal 2005 and approximately 49 million units in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. - We shipped a record number of cell site modem voice-equivalent channel elements in the quarter. This record was primarily driven by demand for the EV-DO Rev. A CSM6800 solution. - We sampled the first 65 nanometer (nm) chipset for EV-DO Rev. A ahead of schedule. Commercial devices based on EV-DO Rev. A are expected before the end of calendar year 2006. - Our WCDMA product portfolio was reinforced by the early sampling of three additional WCDMA/HSDPA chipsets in 65nm, which will help drive the migration of wireless users to 3G. - We introduced the Universal Broadcast Modem, or UBM product, that will allow manufacturers to leverage a common platform that supports FLO(TM) (Forward Link-Only), DVB-H, and one-segment ISDB-T for mobile TV on wireless devices. - We announced collaboration with Microsoft which features integrated support for Windows Mobile on Convergence Platform chipsets for EV-DO/EV-DO Rev. A and HSDPA/HSUPA networks. This joint effort will result in a wider range of Windows Mobile Smartphones leveraging MSM solutions to be available by early 2007. QUALCOMM Technology Licensing (QTL) - In the third quarter of fiscal 2006, five new licensees entered into CDMA license agreements including our first licensee in India. Two companies entered into licenses for CDMA2000 and three companies entered into licenses for WCDMA. In addition, two existing CDMA2000 licensees signed amendments expanding their license to include WCDMA. - We entered into a royalty bearing license agreement with a licensee covering sales by that licensee of subscriber units implementing OFDM/OFDMA technologies, including WiMax, for a total of two OFDM/OFDMA licensees. - Licensee information for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 as reported by licensees in the third quarter of fiscal 2006: - Worldwide shipments of approximately 66 million CDMA2000 and WCDMA subscriber units at an average selling price of approximately US$213 were reported. - We estimate WCDMA royalties contributed approximately 47 percent of total royalties reported compared to approximately 46 percent reported in the prior quarter and approximately 36 percent in the year ago quarter. QUALCOMM Wireless & Internet Group (QWI) QUALCOMM Internet Services (QIS) - QUALCOMM has 69 BREW(R) customers in 31 countries. In June 2006, we announced that publishers and developers have earned more than US$700 million in revenues to date from the sale of BREW applications and services, compared to the more than US$350 million announced in June 2005, evidencing the continued growth and success of the entire BREW wireless value chain. QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions(R) (QWBS) - We shipped approximately 10,700 satellite-based systems (OmniTRACS(R), EutelTRACS(TM) and TruckMAIL(TM)) in the third quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to approximately 13,800 in the third quarter of fiscal 2005 and approximately 8,200 in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. This brings the cumulative total satellite-based systems shipped worldwide to more than 597,000. - We shipped approximately 5,500 terrestrial-based systems (OmniExpress(R), GlobalTRACS(R) and T2 Untethered TrailerTRACS(TM)) in the third quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to approximately 19,600 terrestrial-based systems in the third quarter of fiscal 2005 and approximately 8,000 terrestrial-based systems in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. This brings the cumulative total terrestrial-based systems shipped worldwide to nearly 114,000. QUALCOMM Strategic Initiatives (QSI) - QUALCOMM's subsidiary, MediaFLO USA Inc. (MediaFLO USA), opened its Broadcast Operation Center (BOC) and Network Operations Center (NOC) in San Diego. Currently, MediaFLO USA is using the BOC and NOC to conduct service trials and in preparation for Verizon Wireless' expected launch of MediaFLO services. Other - In July 2006, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) officially approved publication of the FLO Air Interface Specification (AIS). The AIS was the first technical specification produced and approved by the FLO Forum, an association of 45 wireless industry leaders committed to advancing the global standardization of FLO technology. The FLO Forum is playing a key role in making FLO specifications open and uniform for developers, which aligns with the TIA's desire to standardize the technologies needed by industry for use in Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast. - We entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with British Sky Broadcasting Limited (BSkyB) in May 2006 to conduct technical trials of our MediaFLO technology in the United Kingdom. - In May 2006, we announced that the issuance of certain patents to our subsidiary QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies triggered the payment of additional consideration valued at approximately US$205 million to the former stockholders and option holders of Flarion Technologies, Inc., of which US$197 million was recorded as goodwill with the remainder expected to be recorded as share-based compensation over the vesting periods of the related options. Conference Call QUALCOMM's third quarter fiscal 2006 earnings conference call will be broadcast live on July 19, 2006 beginning at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on the Company's web site at: www.qualcomm.com. This conference call may contain forward-looking financial information. The conference call will include a discussion of "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is 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 the other material financial and statistical information to be discussed in the conference call, will be posted on the Company's Investor Relations web site at www.qualcomm.com immediately prior to commencement of the call. A taped audio replay will be available via telephone on July 19, 2006 beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. (PDT) through August 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. (PDT). To listen to the replay, U.S. callers may dial +1-800-642-1687 and international callers may dial +1-706-645-9291. U.S. and international callers should use reservation number 7439642. An audio replay of the conference call will be available on the Company's web site at www.qualcomm.com for two weeks following the live call. QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM. Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The Company presents pro forma financial information that is used by management (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 QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies, QUALCOMM Technology Licensing and QUALCOMM Wireless & Internet segments, and (iii) to compare the performance and efficiency of these segments against each other and against competitors outside the Company. Pro forma measurements of the following financial data are used by the Company's management: revenues, R&D expenses, SG&A expenses, total operating expenses, operating income, net investment income, income before income taxes, effective tax rate, net income, diluted earnings per share, operating cash flow and free cash flow. Pro forma information used by management excludes the QUALCOMM Strategic Initiatives (QSI) segment, estimated share-based compensation, certain tax benefits related to prior years and acquired in-process R&D expense. The QSI segment is excluded because the Company expects to exit its strategic investments at various times and the effects of fluctuations in the value of such investments are viewed by management as unrelated to the Company's operational performance. Estimated share-based compensation is excluded because management views the valuation of options and other share-based compensation as theoretical and unrelated to the Company's operational performance as it is affected by factors that are subject to change on each grant date including the Company's stock price, stock market volatility, expected option life, risk-free interest rates and expected dividend payouts in future years. Moreover, it is not an expense that requires or will require cash payment by the Company. Certain tax benefits related to prior years are excluded in order to provide a clearer understanding of the Company's ongoing tax rate and after tax earnings. Acquired in-process R&D expense in fiscal 2006 is excluded because such expense is incurred infrequently and is viewed by management as unrelated to the operating activities of the Company's ongoing core businesses. Management 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 eliminating the episodic impact of strategic investments in QSI and items such as acquired in-process R&D, as well as the inherent, non-operational volatility of share-based compensation. As a result, management compensation decisions and the review of executive compensation by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors focus primarily on pro forma financial measures applicable to the Company and its business segments. The Company's management uses pro forma cash flow information including marketable securities to analyze increases and decreases in certain of its liquid assets, comprised of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Management views certain marketable securities as liquid assets available on short notice to fund operations, acquisitions, strategic initiatives, stock repurchases and dividends even though these marketable securities do not meet the definition of cash equivalents in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 95, "Statement of Cash Flows." The GAAP statements of cash flows present the purchases and sales of marketable securities as inflows and outflows. For internal analysis of the Company's cash position, management does not view these transactions as inflows and outflows from the business, but as cash management transactions. The Company believes that this non-GAAP presentation is a helpful and practical measure of the Company's liquidity. The Company presents free cash flow, defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, to facilitate an understanding of the amount of cash flow generated that is available to grow its business and to create long-term shareholder value. The Company believes that this presentation is useful in evaluating its operating performance and financial strength. In addition, management uses this measure to value the Company and to compare its operating performance with other companies in the industry. The non-GAAP pro forma 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, pro forma is not a term defined by GAAP, and, as a result, the Company's measure of pro forma results might be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reconciliations between total QUALCOMM (GAAP) results and QUALCOMM pro forma results and total QUALCOMM (GAAP) cash flow and QUALCOMM pro forma changes in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities are presented herein. Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements In addition to the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ substantially from those referred to herein due to a number of factors, including but not limited to risks associated with: the rate of development, deployment and commercial acceptance of CDMA-based networks and CDMA-based technology, including CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO, WCDMA and HSDPA both domestically and internationally; our dependence on major customers and licensees; fluctuations in the demand for CDMA-based products, services or applications; foreign currency fluctuations; strategic loans, investments and transactions the Company has or may pursue; our dependence on third party manufacturers and suppliers; our ability to maintain and improve operational efficiencies and profitability; developments in current and future litigation; the development, deployment and commercial acceptance of the MediaFLO USA network and FLO technology; as well as the other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's SEC reports. (C) 2006 QUALCOMM Incorporated. 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QUALCOMM Contact: Bill Davidson Vice President, Investor Relations +1-858-658-4813 (ph) +1-858-651-9303 (fax) e-mail: ir@qualcomm.com (All figures are in US$) QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS THIS SCHEDULE IS TO ASSIST THE READER IN RECONCILING FROM PRO FORMA RESULTS TO TOTAL QUALCOMM RESULTS (In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated Total QUALCOMM Share-Based QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation QSI (GAAP) Revenues: Equipment and services $1,240 $-- $-- $1,240 Licensing and royalty fees 711 -- -- 711 Total revenues 1,951 -- -- 1,951 Operating expenses: Cost of equipment and services revenues 549 10 -- 559 Research and development 322 56 17 395 Selling, general and administrative 214 60 19 293 Total operating expenses 1,085 126 36 1,247 Operating income (loss) 866 (126) (36) 704 Investment income, net 110(a) -- 10(b) 120 Income (loss) before income taxes 976 (126) (26) 824 Income tax (expense) benefit (250)(c) 43 26(d) (181)(c) Net income (loss) $726 $(83) $-- $643 Earnings (loss) per common share: Diluted $0.42 $(0.05) $-- $0.37 Shares used in per share calculations: Diluted 1,728 1,728 1,728 1,728 Supplemental Financial Data: Operating Cash Flow $954 $(103)(f) $(35) $816 Operating Cash Flow as a % of Revenue 49% 42% Free Cash Flow (e) $795 $(103)(f) $(58) $634 Free Cash Flow as a % of Revenue 41% 32% (a) Includes US$117 million in interest and dividend income related to cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, which are not part of the Company's strategic investment portfolio, and US$22 million in net realized gains on investments, partially offset by US$24 million in losses on derivative instruments, primarily related to the increase in the fair value of the put option liabilities related to our share repurchase program, and US$5 million in other-than- temporary losses on investments. (b) Includes US$12 million in net realized gains on investments and US$3 million in interest and dividend income, partially offset by US$4 million in other-than-temporary losses on investments and US$1 million in interest expense. (c) The third quarter of fiscal 2006 tax rate of 22% for total QUALCOMM (GAAP) and 26% for QUALCOMM pro forma are consistent with the fiscal year 2006 estimated effective tax rates. (d) At fiscal year-end, the sum of the quarterly tax provisions for each column, including QSI, will equal the annual tax provisions for each column computed in accordance with GAAP. In interim quarters, the tax provision for the QSI operating segment is computed by subtracting the tax provision for QUALCOMM pro forma and the tax provision related to estimated share-based compensation from the tax provision for total QUALCOMM (GAAP). (e) Free Cash Flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Reconciliation of these amounts is included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Marketable Securities for the three months ended June 25, 2006, included herein. (f) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the quarter. QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS THIS SCHEDULE IS TO ASSIST THE READER IN RECONCILING FROM PRO FORMA RESULTS TO TOTAL QUALCOMM RESULTS (In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated In- Total QUALCOMM Share-Based Tax Process QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation Adjustment R&D QSI (GAAP) Revenues: Equipment and services $3,512 $-- $-- $-- $-- $3,512 Licensing and royalty fees 2,015 -- -- -- -- 2,015 Total revenues 5,527 -- -- -- -- 5,527 Operating expenses: Cost of equipment and services revenues 1,564 32 -- -- -- 1,596 Research and development 897 160 -- 21 48 1,126 Selling, general and administrative 570 176 -- -- 49 795 Total operating expenses 3,031 368 -- 21 97 3,517 Operating income (loss) 2,496 (368) (21) (97) 2,010 Investment income (expense), net 349(a) -- -- -- (13)(b) 336 Income (loss) before income taxes 2,845 (368) -- (21) (110) 2,346 Income tax (expense) benefit (747)(c) 125 56 -- 76(d) (490) Net income (loss) $2,098 $(243) $56 $(21) $(34) $1,856 Earnings (loss) per common share: Diluted $1.22 $(0.14) $0.03 $(0.01) $(0.02) $1.08 Shares used in per share calculations: Diluted 1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717 Supplemental Financial Data: Operating Cash Flow $2,739 $(376)(f) $-- $-- $(62) $2,301 Operating Cash Flow as a % of Revenue 50% 42% Free Cash Flow(e) $2,273 $(376)(f) $-- $-- $(152) $1,745 Free Cash Flow as a % of Revenue 41% 32% (a) Includes US$309 million in interest and dividend income related to cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, which are not part of the Company's strategic investment portfolio, and US$76 million in net realized gains on investments, partially offset by US$17 million in losses on derivative instruments, primarily related to the increase in the fair values of the put option liabilities related to our share repurchase program, US$17 million in other- than-temporary losses on investments and US$2 million of interest expense. (b) Includes US$30 million in equity in losses of investees, US$3 million in other-than-temporary losses on investments and US$1 million of interest expense, partially offset by US$18 million in net realized gains on investments and US$3 million in interest and dividend income. (c) The tax rate of 21% for the first nine months of fiscal 2006 for total QUALCOMM (GAAP) is lower than the estimated annual effective tax rate of 22% due primarily to US$56 million of tax benefits recorded in the first quarter related to the expected impact of prior year tax audits completed in that quarter. (d) At fiscal year-end, the sum of the quarterly tax provisions for each column, including QSI, will equal the annual tax provisions for each column computed in accordance with GAAP. In interim quarters, the tax provision for the QSI operating segment is computed by subtracting the tax provision for QUALCOMM pro forma, the tax adjustment column and the tax provision related to estimated share-based compensation from the tax provision for total QUALCOMM (GAAP). (e) Free Cash Flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Reconciliation of these amounts is included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Marketable Securities for the nine months ended June 25, 2006, included herein. (f) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the quarter. QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES THIS SCHEDULE IS TO ASSIST THE READER IN RECONCILING PRO FORMA CASH FLOWS FROM CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES TO TOTAL QUALCOMM CASH FLOWS (In millions) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated Total QUALCOMM Share-Based QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation QSI (GAAP) Earnings before taxes, depreciation, amortization and other adjustments(1) $1,035 $(103) $(29) $903 Working capital changes and taxes paid(2) (81) -- (6) (87) Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 954 (103) (35) 816 Capital expenditures (159) -- (23) (182) Free cash flow (Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures) 795 (103) (58) 634 Net additional share capital 155 -- -- 155 Repurchase and retirement of common stock (1,165) -- -- (1,165) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the quarter -- 103 -- 103 Dividends paid (202) -- -- (202) Other investments and acquisitions, net of cash acquired (113) -- (7) (120) Other items, net 11 -- 5 16 Changes in fair value and other changes to marketable securities (102) -- 23 (79) Marketable securities pending settlement (31) -- -- (31) Transfer from QSI(3) 20 -- (20) -- Transfer to QSI(4) (67) -- 67 -- Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities(5) $(699) $-- $10 $(689) (1) Reconciliation to GAAP: Net income (loss) $726 $(83) $-- $643 Share-based compensation, net of tax benefit -- 83 -- 83 Other non-cash adjustments (a) 305 (103)(b) (17) 185 Net realized gains on marketable securities and other investments (22) -- (12) (34) Net taxes paid 26 -- -- 26 Earnings before taxes, depreciation, amortization and other adjustments $1,035 $(103) $(29) $903 (2) Reconciliation to GAAP: Increase in cash resulting from changes in working capital (55) $-- $(6) $(61) Net taxes paid (26) -- -- (26) Working capital changes and taxes paid $(81) $-- $(6) $(87) (3) Cash from loan payments and sale of equity securities. (4) Funding for strategic debt and equity investments and other QSI operating expenses. (5) Reconciliation to GAAP cash flow statement: Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (GAAP) $(624) $-- $-- $(624) Net purchases and maturities of marketable securities 58 -- (13) 45 Net (decrease) increase in fair value and other changes to marketable securities (102) -- 23 (79) Net decrease in marketable securities pending settlement (31) -- -- (31) Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $(699) $-- $10 $(689) (a) See detail below. (b) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the quarter. QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES THIS SCHEDULE IS TO ASSIST THE READER IN RECONCILING PRO FORMA CASH FLOWS FROM CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES TO TOTAL QUALCOMM CASH FLOWS (In millions) (Unaudited) Nine Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated In- Total QUALCOMM Share-Based Tax Process QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation Adjustment R&D QSI (GAAP) Earnings before taxes, depreciation, amortization and other adjustments(1) $2,942 $(376) $-- $-- $(86) $2,480 Working capital changes and taxes paid (2) (203) -- -- -- 24 (179) Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 2,739 (376) -- -- (62) 2,301 Capital expenditures (466) -- -- -- (90) (556) Free cash flow (Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures) 2,273 (376) -- -- (152) 1,745 Net additional share capital 623 -- -- -- -- 623 Repurchase and retirement of common stock (1,165) -- -- -- -- (1,165) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the period -- 376 -- -- -- 376 Dividends paid (500) -- -- -- -- (500) Other investments and acquisitions, net of cash acquired (376) -- -- -- (14) (390) Other items, net 11 -- -- -- 9 20 Changes in fair value and other changes to marketable securities 11 -- -- -- 48 59 Marketable securities pending settlement 29 -- -- -- -- 29 Transfer from QSI(3) 41 -- -- -- (41) -- Transfer to QSI(4) (170) -- -- -- 170 -- Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities(5) $777 $-- $-- $-- $20 $797 (1) Reconciliation to GAAP: Net income (loss) $2,098 $(243) $56 $(21) $(34) $1,856 Share-based compensation, net of tax benefit -- 243 -- -- -- 243 Other non-cash adjustments (a) 806 (376)(b) (56) 21 (34) 361 Net realized gains on marketable securities and other investments (76) -- -- -- (18) (94) Net taxes paid 114 -- -- -- -- 114 Earnings before taxes, depreciation, amortization and other adjustments $2,942 $(376) $-- $-- $(86) $2,480 (2) Reconciliation to GAAP: Increase in cash resulting from changes in working capital $(89) $-- $-- $-- $24 $(65) Net taxes paid (114) -- -- -- -- (114) Working capital changes and taxes paid $(203) $-- $-- $-- $24 $(179) (3) Cash from loan payments and sale of equity securities. (4) Funding for strategic debt and equity investments and other QSI operating expenses. (5) Reconciliation to GAAP cash flow statement: Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (GAAP) $(915) $-- $-- $-- $-- $(915) Net purchases and maturities of marketable securities 1,652 -- -- -- (28) 1,624 Net increase in fair value and other changes to marketable securities 11 -- -- -- 48 59 Net increase in marketable securities pending settlement 29 -- -- -- -- 29 Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $777 $-- $-- $-- $20 $797 (a) See detail below. (b) Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the period. QUALCOMM Incorporated SUPPLEMENTAL DETAIL TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES (In millions) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated Total QUALCOMM Share-Based QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation QSI (GAAP) (a) Other non-cash adjustments are comprised of: Depreciation and amortization $66 $-- $3 $69 Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the quarter -- (103) -- (103) Non-cash income tax expense (benefit) 224 -- (26) 198 Other non-cash charges 15 -- 6 21 Total non-cash adjustments $305 $(103) $(17) $185 Nine Months Ended June 25, 2006 Estimated In- Total QUALCOMM Share-Based Tax Process QUALCOMM Pro Forma Compensation Adjustment R&D QSI (GAAP) (a) Other non-cash adjustments are comprised of: Depreciation and amortization $184 $-- $-- $-- $6 $190 Tax benefits from stock options exercised during the period -- (376) -- -- -- (376) Non-cash income tax expense (benefit) 632 -- (56) -- (76) 500 Other non-cash charges and (credits) (10) -- -- 21 36 47 Total non-cash adjustments $806 $(376) $(56) $21 $(34) $361 RECONCILIATION OF PRIOR YEAR PRO FORMA FREE CASH FLOW TO NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (In millions) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 26, 2005 Total QUALCOMM QUALCOMM Pro forma QSI (GAAP) Net cash provided by operating activities $520 $3 $523 Capital expenditures (152) (4) (156) Free cash flow (Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures) $368 $(1) $367 Nine Months Ended June 26, 2005 Total QUALCOMM QUALCOMM Pro Forma QSI (GAAP) Net cash provided by operating activities $1,741 $-- $1,741 Capital expenditures (356) (82) $(438) Free cash flow (Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures) $1,385 $(82) $1,303 QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited) ASSETS June 25, September 25, 2006 2005 Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $1,155 $2,070 Marketable securities 4,716 4,478 Accounts receivable, net 695 544 Inventories 259 177 Deferred tax assets 316 343 Other current assets 133 179 Total current assets 7,274 7,791 Marketable securities 3,607 2,133 Property, plant and equipment, net 1,420 1,022 Goodwill 1,236 571 Deferred tax assets 483 444 Other assets 693 518 Total assets $14,713 $12,479 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Trade accounts payable $501 $376 Payroll and other benefits related liabilities 241 196 Unearned revenue 176 163 Other current liabilities 418 335 Total current liabilities 1,336 1,070 Unearned revenue 144 146 Other liabilities 235 144 Total liabilities 1,715 1,360 Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; issuable in series; 8 shares authorized; none outstanding at June 25, 2006 and September 25, 2005, respectively -- -- Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 6,000 shares authorized; 1,656 and 1,640 shares issued and outstanding at June 25, 2006 and September 25, 2005, respectively -- -- Paid-in capital 7,325 6,753 Retained earnings 5,684 4,328 Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (11) 38 Total stockholders' equity 12,998 11,119 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $14,713 $12,479 QUALCOMM Incorporated CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended June 25, June 26, June 25, June 26, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenues: Equipment and services $1,240 $882 $3,512 $2,708 Licensing and royalty fees 711 476 2,015 1,404 Total revenues 1,951 1,358 5,527 4,112 Operating expenses: Cost of equipment and services revenues 559 389 1,596 1,204 Research and development 395 259 1,126 740 Selling, general and administrative 293 150 795 452 Total operating expenses 1,247 798 3,517 2,396 Operating income 704 560 2,010 1,716 Investment income, net 120 126 336 307 Income before income taxes 824 686 2,346 2,023 Income tax expense (181) (126) (490) (418) Net income $643 $560 $1,856 $1,605 Basic earnings per common share $0.38 $0.34 $1.12 $0.98 Diluted earnings per common share $0.37 $0.33 $1.08 $0.95 Shares used in per share calculations: Basic 1,675 1,633 1,661 1,640 Diluted 1,728 1,683 1,717 1,697 Dividends per share paid $0.12 $0.09 $0.30 $0.23 Dividends per share announced $0.12 $0.09 $0.30 $0.23 Web site: http://www.qualcomm.com ots Originaltext: Qualcomm Incorporated Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Bill Davidson, Vice President, Investor Relations of QUALCOMM Incorporated, +1-858-658-4813, or fax, +1-858-651-9303, ir@qualcomm.com /NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on QUALCOMM, please view the QUALCOMM press room at http://www.qualcomm.com/press/index.html .

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