EMC (NYSE: EMC) is one of 31 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare EMC to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EMC and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EMC N/A N/A 27.15
EMC Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 20.51

EMC’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than EMC. EMC is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

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 raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EMC 10.47% 10.66% 5.47%
EMC Competitors 3.98% 10.14% 6.07%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.9% of EMC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of EMC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

EMC has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMC’s rivals have a beta of 1.28, meaning that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for EMC and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMC 0 0 0 0 N/A
EMC Competitors 312 1524 3205 125 2.61

As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.42%. Given EMC’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EMC has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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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