Comparing Dell Technologies (DVMT) and Its Rivals

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) is one of 29 public companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Dell Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.


This table compares Dell Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dell Technologies -4.74% 22.63% 3.19%
Dell Technologies Competitors 1.60% 6.03% 4.39%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dell Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dell Technologies $78.66 billion -$3.73 billion -11.01
Dell Technologies Competitors $25.83 billion $3.04 billion 341.73

Dell Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Dell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Dell Technologies has a beta of -0.83, suggesting that its share price is 183% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dell Technologies’ peers have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.2% of Dell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 45.0% of Dell Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Dell Technologies and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dell Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dell Technologies Competitors 322 1632 3367 124 2.60

Dell Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $110.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.83%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 15.52%. Given Dell Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dell Technologies is more favorable than its peers.


Dell Technologies peers beat Dell Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Dell Technologies Company Profile

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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