Analyzing Intel Corporation (INTC) and Its Competitors

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Intel Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Intel Corporation $61.71 billion $24.70 billion 14.18
Intel Corporation Competitors $4.52 billion $1.30 billion 85.85

Intel Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Intel Corporation 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.1% of Intel Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Intel Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Intel Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Intel Corporation pays out 41.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 58.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Intel Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Intel Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Intel Corporation and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intel Corporation 4 14 25 0 2.49
Intel Corporation Competitors 1144 5246 8780 407 2.54

Intel Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $40.69, suggesting a potential upside of 9.96%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.75%. Given Intel Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intel Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Intel Corporation and its rivals’ 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%
Intel Corporation Competitors -47.47% -0.21% -0.21%

Volatility and Risk

Intel Corporation has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intel Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Intel Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

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.

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