Head-To-Head Comparison: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) & Dell Technologies (DVMT)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||2||16||10||0||2.29|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||$28.87 billion||1.02||$344.00 million||$0.94||19.98|
|Dell Technologies||$61.64 billion||0.92||-$1.67 billion||($7.25)||-10.16|
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hewlett Packard Enterprise, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Dell Technologies does not pay a dividend. Hewlett Packard Enterprise pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dell Technologies has a beta of -0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 183% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
83.7% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.3% of Dell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 45.0% of Dell Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||4.52%||7.40%||2.99%|
Hewlett Packard Enterprise beats Dell Technologies on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a provider of technology solutions. The Company’s segments include: Enterprise Group, Software, Financial Services and Corporate Investments. The Enterprise Group segment provides its customers with the technology infrastructure they need to optimize traditional information technology (IT). The Software segment allows its customers to automate IT operations to simplify, accelerate and secure business processes and drives the analytics that turn raw data into actionable knowledge. The Financial Services segment enables flexible IT consumption models, financial architectures and customized investment solutions for its customers. The Corporate Investments segment includes Hewlett Packard Labs and certain business incubation projects, among others.
About Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies Inc., formerly Denali Holding Inc., is a provider of information technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG). The Client Solutions segment includes sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products and notebooks, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals closely tied to the sale of Client Solutions hardware. Its offerings include hardware, such as desktop personal computers, notebooks and tablets, and peripherals, such as monitors, printers and projectors, as well as third-party software and peripherals. The ESG segment includes servers, networking and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ESG hardware. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports a range of products and services.
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