Qualcomm (QCOM) recently acquired Wilocity to boost its portfolio of mobile chipsets. Wilocity operates high-speed wireless technology WiGig, which works at a higher frequency and promises faster data speeds.
Qualcomm expects it to further decline between 3% to 5% in fiscal 2015. So why is Qualcomm expecting its chipsets average pricing to continue to decline? Let’s find out.
Earlier in this series, we’ve been discussing Qualcomm’s (QCOM) dominance in the mobile chipset business. Such is Qualcomm’s dominance that Texas Instruments (TXN) had to exit this business in 2012, while Broadcom (BRCM) exited earlier this year.
In the previous part of this series, we discussed the potential growth prospects of high-speed LTE technology. Qualcomm (QCOM) is set to benefit the most from this transition simply because it dominates the LTE chipset market.
Telecom carriers across the world are in the middle of replacing their 2G/3G technology with the high-speed LTE technology. This transition is almost complete in major markets such as the US, Korea, and China.
According to a report from Strategy Analytics, as of 2Q14 and as the chart below shows, Apple’s share in this market was 26%, with Intel at 19% and Qualcomm at 17%.
Snapdragon is a mobile processor that provides advanced applications, graphics processing capabilities, and voice and data communication to mobile phones.
The majority of the conference call to announce Qualcomm’s (QCOM) 4Q14 earnings focused on the issues that the company’s facing in China.
Analyzing Community Health Systems (CYH), which is a for-profit hospital, in relation to other for-profit hospitals can help you identify lucrative investment opportunities.
As a part of its growth strategy, Community Health Systems (CYH) acquires two to four hospitals, mostly municipal or non-profit hospitals, per year.
Community Health Systems had the highest capital expenditures as a percentage of its total revenue in 2013, at 7.6%. These expenses were around $991.3 million in dollar terms.
Community Health Systems (CYH) faces a unique combination of company risks in addition to the industry-specific risks of the hospital industry.
In 2013, Community Health Systems (CYH) had a workforce comprising 69,000 full-time employees and 18,000 part-time employees. The company also increased its total number of affiliated physicians by 1,030 in 2013.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ACA) and Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act are together called “Reform Legislation.”
Sources of revenue For-profit hospitals like HCA Holdings (HCA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Universal Health Services (UHS), and Community Health Systems (CYH) receive payments from federal Medicare, state Medicaid, or similar…
Community Health Systems’ (CYH) operating expenses as a percentage of its net operating revenues increased from 85.1% in 2012 to 87% in 2013.
According to the US Census Bureau, 19.3% of the total US population resides in non-urban areas. Also, out of the total hospitals in the US, 40% are located in these areas.
The net operating revenues of Community Health Systems (CYH) decreased by 0.2% from $13.03 billion in 2012 to $12.9 billion in 2013.
Community Health Systems (CYH) has grown its hospital count rapidly in the last three decades. Today, it has the largest hospital network in the US.
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