Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 10 percent increase in the Company’s quarterly cash dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.48 to $0.53 per share of common stock and will be effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 23, 2016. This dividend increase will raise the annualized dividend payout to $2.12 per share of common stock.
Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, said, “Over the last several years, we have invested aggressively in our technology roadmap and returned substantial capital to stockholders as part of a balanced capital allocation strategy. The dividend increase announced today reflects both the strength of our ongoing cash flows, as well as our confidence that our investments have created a strong foundation for future earnings growth.”
Qualcomm is hosting its annual meeting of stockholders today, March 8, 2016, in San Diego, California. The meeting will be simulcast on the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.qualcomm.com/events.cfm.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit www.qualcomm.com.