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Qualcomm Q1 Earnings In-Line, Second Quarter Outlook Weak

Qualcomm Inc. QCOM just released its first quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, posting earnings, before non-recurring items, of $1.06 per share and revenues of $6 billion. Currently, QCOM is a #3 (Hold) on the Zacks Rank, and is down 1.74% to $55.91 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released.

Matched earnings estimates. The company posted earnings of $1.06 cents per share, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.06 cents per share. This number excludes 61 cents from non-recurring items.

Misses revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $6 billion, just missing our consensus estimate of $6.106 billion but gaining 4% year-over-year.

The company reported that mobile station modem (MSM) chip shipments, including the Snapdragon LTE modem, totaled 217 million. Device sales were $62.9 million, lower than the $68.6 million forecasted by analysts.

Looking ahead, Qualcomm expects Q2 fiscal 2017 revenues to fall in the range of $5.5 billion and $6.3 billion, representing a decrease of 1% to an increase of 13%. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.15 and $1.25, suggesting an increase of 11% to 20%.

"We are pleased with the strong start to our fiscal year and the year-over-year earnings growth across both our semiconductor and licensing businesses," said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. "Looking ahead, the pending NXP acquisition accelerates our strategic transformation in the high growth areas of automotive, IoT, security and networking. We are very well positioned to lead as the semiconductor engine for the intelligent, connected world."

Mr. Mollenkopf also commented on Qualcomm's current legal troubles, saying the company will "vigorously defend" its business going forward.

Here's a graph that looks at Qualcomm's price, consensus, and EPS surprise:

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | QUALCOMM Incorporated Quote

QUALCOMM Inc. develops and delivers innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital technology. The company's business areas include CDMA integrated circuits and system software; technology licensing; the Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless applications development platform; Eudora e-mail software; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS and OmniExpress.

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