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Qualcomm (QCOM) stock gains on Q3 earnings beat; clinches patent deal with Huawei

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reported stronger-than-expected earnings and revenues for the third quarter of 2020, driving the stock higher on Wednesday evening. The company also announced a long-term patent agreement with China-based hardware maker Huawei.

Qualcomm Q3 2020 Earnings Infographic

At $4.89 billion, unadjusted revenues were down 49% compared to last year but came in above the consensus forecast. Adjusted profit moved up to $0.86 per share from $0.8 per share in the prior-year quarter and topped the Street view.

Net income was $845 million or $0.74 per share, compared to $2.15 billion or $1.75 per share in the third quarter of 2019. The results were negatively impacted by the pandemic, which affected the market for mobile handsets.


Looking forward to listening to management/analysts’ comments on Q2 results? Stay tuned here for Qualcomm’s Q2 2020 earnings call transcript 


Having recovered from the COVID-related selloff in March, Qualcomm’s shares are currently trading at a record high. The stock closed Wednesday’s regular trading higher and gained further following the earnings report.

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