Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM)
Analysis of Inventory
High level of difficulty
Accounting Policy on Inventory
Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value using the first-in, first-out method. Recoverability of inventories is assessed based on review of future customer demand that considers multiple factors, including committed purchase orders from customers as well as purchase commitment projections provided by customers and Qualcomm’s own forecast of customer demand, among other things.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-06).
Qualcomm Inc., balance sheet: inventory
US$ in millions
|Sep 29, 2019||Sep 30, 2018||Sep 24, 2017||Sep 25, 2016||Sep 27, 2015||Sep 28, 2014|
Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-06), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-07), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-05).
|Inventories||Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer.||Qualcomm Inc.’s inventories declined from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.|