Qualcomm increased its Q3 forecast, saying that it’s seeing better-than-expected sales of wireless handsets that use the company’s patented CDMA technology. For the quarter ending June 29, the company said it now expects earnings between 54 cents and 55 cents a share, previous predictions were between 50 cents to 52 cents a share. That earnings forecast does not include expenses related to stock options and acquisitions.
Qualcomm, which receives royalties from CDMA devices on a delayed basis, said its forecast increases are based on better-than-expected sales of CDMA for the quarter that ended in March. Qualcomm initially projected 105 million to 109 million CDMA devices shipped at an average selling price of $223, while now it is forecasting about 107 million devices shipped at an average selling price of $226 per unit.
The company also said it expects revenue for the quarter to be slightly above the high end of its previous estimates, which forecast between $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion.