QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) and EMC (NYSE:EMC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
79.9% of EMC shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of EMC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for QLogic and EMC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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EMC has a consensus price target of $29.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.17%. Given EMC’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EMC is more favorable than QLogic.
Volatility & Risk
QLogic has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMC has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares QLogic and EMC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares QLogic and EMC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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QLogic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EMC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
EMC pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. QLogic does not pay a dividend. EMC pays out 43.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QLogic has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
EMC beats QLogic on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
QLogic Company Profile
QLogic Corporation (QLogic), designs and supplies server and storage networking connectivity products that provide and manage computer data communication. The Company’s products facilitate the transfer of data and enable resource sharing between servers, networks and storage. Its products are used in enterprise, managed service provider, consumer Web, and cloud service provider data centers. Its products are based primarily on Fiber Channel and Ethernet technologies and are used in connection with storage networks, data networks and converged networks. Storage networks are used to provide access to storage across enterprise environments. Fibre Channel is a technology for enterprise storage networking. Data networks are used to provide workstation-to-server, server-to-server, and server-to-storage connectivity using Ethernet. Converged networks are designed to address the data center by consolidating and unifying storage and data networks, using high-speed Ethernet.
EMC Company Profile
EMC Corporation (EMC) develops, delivers and supports the information technology (IT) industry’s range of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions and services. EMC manages the Company as part of a federation of businesses: EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware Virtual Infrastructure, Pivotal and Virtustream. EMC’s Information Infrastructure business provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure information. EMC’s VMware Virtual Infrastructure business is engaged in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to help transform the way they build, deliver and consume IT resources in a manner that is based on their specific needs. EMC’s Pivotal business unites strategic technology, people and programs from EMC and VMware and has a platform that consists of data, agile development practices and a cloud independent platform-as-a-service.
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