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Chinese phone makers, licensing business drive Qualcomm beat

Qualcomm beat analysts' expectations for fourth quarter revenue and profit on Wednesday, helped by demand from Chinese smartphone makers targeting…

Qualcomm beat analysts’ expectations for fourth quarter revenue and profit on Wednesday, helped by demand from Chinese smartphone makers targeting emerging markets and a newer licensing model for its wireless technology that has soothed relations with some big customers.

Shares of the company rose 1.5 percent in extended trading on Wednesday.

Qualcomm is the world’s largest provider of chips for smartphones, but it has been battered by growth slowdown in the industry and a loss of major customer Apple.

And while Qualcomm Qualcomm has hit deals with Chinese mobile phone makers including Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus, all of which offer lower-cost models in emerging markets like India.

has warned its investors that it expects no revenue from Apple’s newest iPhones. The company has also extended its licensing requirements, which helped keep large customers like Samsung Electronics with new license deals.

Excluding items, Qualcom m earned 90 cents per share, beating analysts’ estimates of 83 cents, according to IBES data from refinance.

Revenue fell to $ 5.80 billion, but was still above estimates of $ 5.52 billion.

Qualcomm’s loss was $ 493 million, or 35 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a profit of $ 1

68 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier.

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