Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Intel and Xperi’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intel $62.76 billion 3.51 $9.60 billion $3.46 13.59
Xperi $373.73 million 1.73 -$56.55 million $1.37 9.76

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Intel and Xperi, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intel 5 13 21 0 2.41
Xperi 0 0 5 0 3.00

Intel currently has a consensus price target of $55.75, suggesting a potential upside of 18.53%. Xperi has a consensus price target of $27.80, suggesting a potential upside of 107.93%. Given Xperi’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xperi is more favorable than Intel.

Profitability

This table compares Intel and Xperi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intel 21.91% 29.64% 16.44%
Xperi -23.56% 7.79% 3.62%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.8% of Intel shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Intel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Xperi shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Intel has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xperi has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Intel pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Xperi pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Intel pays out 34.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xperi pays out 58.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Intel has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Intel beats Xperi on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intel Company Profile

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication platforms worldwide. The company operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments. Its platforms are used in notebooks, desktops, and wireless and wired connectivity products; enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure market segments; and retail, automotive, industrial, and various other embedded applications. The company offers microprocessors, and system-on-chip and multichip packaging products. It also provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in solid-state drives; and programmable semiconductors and related products for communications, data center, industrial, military, and automotive markets. In addition, the company develops computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization, and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services to set up a center for advanced computing that develops solutions in the areas of high performance computing, high performance data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Xperi Company Profile

Xperi Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates, develops, and licenses audio, imaging, semiconductor packaging, and interconnect technologies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Licensing; and Semiconductor and IP Licensing. The Product Licensing segment licenses technologies related to audio, digital radio, and imaging solutions under the DTS, HD Radio, and FotoNation brands. It delivers software and hardware based solutions to its customers or to their suppliers. This segment serves consumer electronics product manufacturers. The Semiconductor and IP Licensing segment develops and licenses semiconductor technologies and intellectual property to semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, subcontract assemblers, and others. It develops and monetizes chip-scale packaging solutions and low-temperature wafer bonding solutions; and 3D semiconductor packaging, interconnect, and bonding solutions for semiconductors that are used in products, such as smartphones, as well as computers and servers used in datacenters. This segment also provides engineering services. The company was formerly known as Tessera Holding Corporation and changed its name to Xperi Corporation in February 2017. Xperi Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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