Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Dell Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Dell Technologies and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dell Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dell Technologies Competitors 321 1628 3364 124 2.61

Dell Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $110.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.33%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 18.38%. Given Dell Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dell Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Dell Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dell Technologies -4.50% 21.53% 3.14%
Dell Technologies Competitors 1.39% 10.10% 4.28%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dell Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dell Technologies $61.64 billion -$1.67 billion -12.36
Dell Technologies Competitors $24.77 billion $3.17 billion 350.13

Dell Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Dell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.3% of Dell Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.0% of Dell Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dell Technologies Company Profile

Dell Technologies Inc., formerly Denali Holding Inc., is a provider of information technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG). The Client Solutions segment includes sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products and notebooks, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals closely tied to the sale of Client Solutions hardware. Its offerings include hardware, such as desktop personal computers, notebooks and tablets, and peripherals, such as monitors, printers and projectors, as well as third-party software and peripherals. The ESG segment includes servers, networking and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ESG hardware. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports a range of products and services.

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