Qualcomm has released its financial results for Q3 2012, and even though the company is showing some losses from the last quarter, things are looking pretty great for Qualcomm year-over-year. Take, for instance, total revenue, which was down 6% from last quarter but made a 28% increase from the same time last year, coming it at a pretty solid $4.63 billion. We see something similar happening with Qualcomm's operating income, which sits at $1.38 billion for the quarter - that's a 9% decrease from last quarter but a 24% increase year-over-year.
Yet again, it's the same story for Qualcomm's net income, with the $1.21 billion figure down a whopping 46% as compared to the last quarter, but up 17% over Q3 2011. Operating cash flow ($922 million as of the end of the quarter) was the only one to break this trend - it's down 27% year-over-year.
Still, despite posting decreases when compared to the last quarter, Qualcomm appears to be in pretty good shape. Return of capital to its investors is sitting at $802 million, with $429 million of that being paid out as cash dividends. Qualcomm is expecting to stay strong throughout the rest of the year, looking to its 28 nanometer chipsets and the semiconductors to bring in a significant amount of money as the year progresses. Have a look at the story timeline below for more stories about Qualcomm.