Contrasting EMC (EMC) & Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares EMC and its peers’ 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 4.22% 10.64% 6.36%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EMC and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EMC N/A N/A 27.15
EMC Competitors $21.02 billion $4.40 billion 19.57

EMC’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than EMC. EMC is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, 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.

Institutional & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMC 0 0 0 0 N/A
EMC Competitors 311 1514 3194 123 2.61

As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 3.30%. Given EMC’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EMC has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

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

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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