Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ:AEIS) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Intel Corporation and Advanced Energy Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intel Corporation||$59.39 billion||3.65||$10.32 billion||$2.86||16.20|
|Advanced Energy Industries||$483.70 million||6.82||$127.45 million||$5.27||15.79|
Intel Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Energy Industries. Advanced Energy Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intel Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Intel Corporation and Advanced Energy Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Energy Industries||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Intel Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $42.91, suggesting a potential downside of 7.41%. Advanced Energy Industries has a consensus target price of $78.75, suggesting a potential downside of 5.35%. Given Advanced Energy Industries’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Energy Industries is more favorable than Intel Corporation.
Risk & Volatility
Intel Corporation has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Energy Industries has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Intel Corporation and Advanced Energy Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Energy Industries||33.76%||35.56%||25.61%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.1% of Intel Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Intel Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Intel Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Advanced Energy Industries does not pay a dividend. Intel Corporation pays out 38.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Advanced Energy Industries has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Advanced Energy Industries beats Intel Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG). It delivers computer, networking and communications platforms to a set of customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), cloud and communications service providers, as well as industrial, communications and automotive equipment manufacturers. It offers platforms to integrate various components and technologies, including a microprocessor and chipset, a stand-alone System-on-Chip (SoC), or a multichip package. The CCG operating segment includes platforms that integrates in notebook, two in one systems, desktop computers for consumers and businesses, tablets, and phones.
About Advanced Energy Industries
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. is a provider of engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and supporting its power conversion products and solutions that transform power into various forms in various applications ranging from manufacturing and industrial processes to instrumentation, and test and measurement. It also provides repair and maintenance services for all of its products. Its process power systems include direct current (DC), pulsed DC, low frequency, high voltage, and radio frequency (RF) power supplies, matching networks, remote plasma sources for reactive gas applications and RF instrumentation. These power conversion systems refine, modify and control the raw electrical power from a utility and convert it into power that may be customized and is predictable and repeatable. Its power control modules and thermal instrumentation products are used in the semiconductor industry.
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