| Qualcomm is engaged in the development and commercialization of foundational technologies for the wireless industry. Co.'s reportable segments include: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, which is a developer and supplier of integrated circuits and system software based on third generation/fourth generation/fifth generation and other technologies; Qualcomm Technology Licensing, which grants licenses or otherwise provides rights to use portions of Co.'s intellectual property portfolio, which, among other rights, includes certain patent rights essential to and/or useful in the manufacture, sale and/or use of certain wireless products; and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives, which makes investments. The QCOM YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the QCOM YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether QCOM YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the QCOM YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.