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

Profitability

This table compares EMC and its competitors’ 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 4.03% 10.45% 6.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for EMC and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMC 0 0 0 0 N/A
EMC Competitors 312 1526 3208 125 2.61

As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential downside of 2.55%. Given EMC’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EMC has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EMC and its competitors 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 20.40

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

Risk and 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 competitors have a beta of 1.29, suggesting that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 and Insider Ownership

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

About EMC

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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