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I've often wondered this same thing, but not in connection with the CDMA vs. GSM technology. My question is where is the tornado? According the the GG, the Gorilla emerges from a tornado, which is characterized by Y/Y revenue growth of 100% or more.

QCOM's revenue growth the last five quarters:

941.2 million
932.4 million
1004.1 million
1059.6 million
1120.1 million

I realize QCOM's stock tornado'd this year, but I thought the tornado was supposed to be in revenues, since revenues and earnings really drive stock price.

If you take a look a earnings, the last five quarters look like this:


A bad second quarter '99, but otherwise good growth. The estimate for this quarter is .24. It seems to me as if revenues have NEVER approached tornado proportions, and while earnings arguably have, they are slowing down.

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