EMC (NYSE: EMC) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare EMC to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares EMC and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EMC Competitors||$21.02 billion||$4.40 billion||19.57|
EMC’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than EMC. EMC is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
EMC pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. EMC pays out 43.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 58.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EMC has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This table compares EMC and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
EMC has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMC’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for EMC and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.57%. Given EMC’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EMC has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.9% of EMC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of EMC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
EMC Company Profile
EMC Corporation (EMC) develops, delivers and supports the information technology (IT) industry’s range of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions and services. EMC manages the Company as part of a federation of businesses: EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware Virtual Infrastructure, Pivotal and Virtustream. EMC’s Information Infrastructure business provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure information. EMC’s VMware Virtual Infrastructure business is engaged in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to help transform the way they build, deliver and consume IT resources in a manner that is based on their specific needs. EMC’s Pivotal business unites strategic technology, people and programs from EMC and VMware and has a platform that consists of data, agile development practices and a cloud independent platform-as-a-service.
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