EMC (NYSE: EMC) and Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ:KTCC) are both computer hardware – nec companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for EMC and Key Tronic Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMC 0 0 1 0 3.00
Key Tronic Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares EMC and Key Tronic Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EMC 10.47% 10.66% 5.47%
Key Tronic Corporation 0.93% 3.75% 1.83%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EMC and Key Tronic Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EMC N/A N/A N/A $1.07 N/A
Key Tronic Corporation $467.80 million 0.18 $5.61 million $0.39 19.90

Key Tronic Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than EMC. EMC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Key Tronic Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

EMC pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share. Key Tronic Corporation does not pay a dividend. EMC pays out 43.0% of its 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 owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.5% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of EMC shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Key Tronic Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

EMC beats Key Tronic Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Key Tronic Corporation Company Profile

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., is engaged in contract manufacturing for a range of products. The Company provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of a range of products. The Company provides engineering services, procurement and distribution, materials management, manufacturing and assembly services, in-house testing, and customer service. The Company provides EMS services, such as product design, surface mount technologies (SMT) and pin through hole capability for printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), tool making, precision plastic molding, sheet metal fabrication, liquid injection molding, complex assembly, automated tape winding, prototype design and full product assembly. The Company’s manufacturing operations are located in Oakdale, Minnesota; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and foreign manufacturing operations in Juarez, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

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