The chipmaker said it expects between $6.75 and $7.50 earnings per share on revenue of $35 billion to $37 billion, substantially higher than the $3.79 per share Wall Street expects.
The $103 billion hostile bid from Broadcom, then, “dramatically undervalues” the company, Qualcomm said in a letter to shareholders.
“The math is clear – on a near-term value basis alone Broadcom’s proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm, without even taking into account the substantial longer term upside from 5G,” the company said. “No matter how you look at it, Broadcom’s proposal is not worthy of discussion from a value perspective.”
The company cited the near-term introduction of 5G, the likely positive impact of resolving a licencing dispute with Apple, and the closure of an NXP Semiconductors acquisition as factors that would boost shareholder value.
NXP shareholders Ramius Advisors and Elliott Management have said they will reject Qualcomm’s offer.
–Reuters contributed to this report.
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Qualcomm says it will deliver 'substantial value' this year, and urges rejection of Broadcom bid