HP (NYSE: HPQ) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare HP to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This table compares HP and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings for HP and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
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HP currently has a consensus price target of $21.58, suggesting a potential upside of 1.63%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 5.60%. Given HP’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HP has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
HP has a beta of 1.85, suggesting that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HP’s peers have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.4% of HP shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of HP shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
HP pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. HP pays out 38.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 68.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares HP and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
HP has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. HP 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.
HP peers beat HP on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
HP Inc. is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The Company provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services. Its segments include Personal Systems, Printing and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment provides Commercial personal computers (PCs), Consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, Commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions and services, as well as scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes the operations of HP Labs and certain business incubation projects.
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