Qualcomm hints at strong 2013 due to 3G and 4G Capex after its Q4 revenue up 18% to $4.87 billion

Telecom Lead America: Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Paul E Jacobs hinted at a strong 2013 thanks to telecom operators’ Capex plan for 3G and 4G.

“As we continue to invest in and execute on our strategic priorities, our broad licensing program and Snapdragon and 3G/LTE chipset roadmap position us for double-digit revenue growth again in fiscal 2013,” said Paul E Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm.

Paul E Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm

Qualcomm has clocked 18 percent year-over-year increase in revenues to $4.87 billion in fourth quarter of 2012.

During the fourth quarter, Qualcomm’s net income grew 20 percent to $1.27 billion.

For the fiscal, Qualcomm’s revenue increased 28 percent to $19.12 billion.

Net income improved significantly to $6.11 billion, up 43 percent y-o-y.

MSM chip shipments were 141 million units, up 11 percent y-o-y.

June quarter total reported device sales were approximately $46.5 billion, up 19 percent.

June quarter estimated 3G/4G device shipments were approximately 210 to 214 million units, at an estimated average selling price of approximately $216 to $222 per unit.

For fiscal 2012, estimated 3G/4G device shipments were approximately 846 to 863 million units, at an estimated average selling price of approximately $216 to $222 per unit.

Recently, TelecomLead.com reported that Qualcomm is leading mobile device GPU suppliers market in the first half of 2012. Qualcomm has 26.7 percent market share. Samsung is in second position with 22.2 percent market share.

In third position, Apple has 21.1 percent market share in mobile device GPU suppliers market in the first half of 2012, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

Shipments of GPUs in mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) during the first half of 2012 increased 69.4 percent.

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