Dell Technologies (DVMT) & The Competition Critical Survey

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.2% of Dell Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.0% of Dell Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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


This table compares Dell Technologies and its rivals’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dell Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dell Technologies $78.66 billion -$3.73 billion -10.96
Dell Technologies Competitors $25.83 billion $3.04 billion 344.85

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dell Technologies and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dell Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75
Dell Technologies Competitors 322 1633 3367 124 2.60

Dell Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $110.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.35%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Dell Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dell Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.


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

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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