Intel Corporation (INTC) & Micrel, (MCRL) Head-To-Head Contrast

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Micrel, (NASDAQ:MCRL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Intel Corporation and Micrel,, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intel Corporation 4 14 22 0 2.45
Micrel, 0 0 0 0 N/A

Intel Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $40.80, indicating a potential upside of 1.77%. Given Intel Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intel Corporation is more favorable than Micrel,.


This table compares Intel Corporation and Micrel,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intel Corporation 20.60% 21.86% 12.50%
Micrel, 4.70% 4.92% 3.94%


Intel Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Micrel, does not pay a dividend. Intel Corporation pays out 41.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Intel Corporation has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Intel Corporation and Micrel,’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intel Corporation $61.71 billion 3.05 $24.70 billion $2.61 15.36
Micrel, N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Intel Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Micrel,.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.0% of Intel Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Intel Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Intel Corporation beats Micrel, on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intel Corporation Company Profile

Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG). It delivers computer, networking and communications platforms to a set of customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), cloud and communications service providers, as well as industrial, communications and automotive equipment manufacturers. It offers platforms to integrate various components and technologies, including a microprocessor and chipset, a stand-alone System-on-Chip (SoC), or a multichip package. The CCG operating segment includes platforms that integrates in notebook, two in one systems, desktop computers for consumers and businesses, tablets, and phones.

Micrel, Company Profile

Micrel, Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of high-performance analog, power and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s products address a range of markets, including industrial and automotive, wireline communications, enterprise and cloud infrastructure and mobility. It also manufactures custom analog and mixed-signal circuits and provides wafer foundry services for customers which produce electronic systems utilizing semiconductor manufacturing processes, as well as micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) technologies. Its offers a linear and power management product portfolio for the networking and communications infrastructure markets, including cloud and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, wireless base stations, and the Internet of Everything. In addition, it offers products that serve the solid state drive market and are seeing strength in the emergence of solid state drives.

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