Reviewing Intel (INTC) & CEVA (CEVA)

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.


Intel pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. CEVA does not pay a dividend. Intel pays out 34.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Intel has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Intel has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CEVA has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Intel and CEVA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intel 21.91% 29.64% 16.44%
CEVA 1.84% 1.08% 0.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Intel and CEVA, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intel 6 11 20 0 2.38
CEVA 0 2 6 0 2.75

Intel currently has a consensus target price of $55.18, indicating a potential upside of 15.11%. CEVA has a consensus target price of $38.67, indicating a potential upside of 50.45%. Given CEVA’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CEVA is more favorable than Intel.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Intel and CEVA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intel $62.76 billion 3.57 $9.60 billion $3.46 13.86
CEVA $87.51 million 6.43 $17.02 million $0.80 32.13

Intel has higher revenue and earnings than CEVA. Intel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CEVA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.2% of Intel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of CEVA shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Intel shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of CEVA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Intel beats CEVA on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Intel

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, data storage, and communication platforms worldwide. The company operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments. Its platforms are used in notebooks, desktops, and wireless and wired connectivity products; enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure market segments; and retail, automotive, industrial, and various other embedded applications. The company offers microprocessors, and system-on-chip and multichip packaging products. It also provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in solid-state drives; and programmable semiconductors and related products for communications, data center, industrial, military, and automotive markets. In addition, the company develops computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization, and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services to set up a center for advanced computing that develops solutions in the areas of high performance computing, high performance data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

About CEVA

CEVA, Inc. licenses signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) serving the mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial, and Internet-of Things (IoT) markets worldwide. The company licenses a family of programmable digital signal processor (DSP) cores and application-specific platforms for imaging, computer vision, deep learning, sound, voice, and audio processing; and long range wireless technologies for LTE/5G baseband processing in IoT, handsets, and infrastructure, as well as short range wireless platforms for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Its technologies are licensed in the form of intellectual property (IP), which is used for the design, manufacture, market, and sale of application-specific integrated circuits and application-specific standard products to wireless, consumer electronics, and automotive companies for incorporation into various end products. The company designs and licenses DSP cores in the form of a hardware description language definition; DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in cellular handsets, machine to machine type devices and base stations RAN, wired communications, advanced imaging, computer vision, audio/voice/ sensing, and IoT applications; and development platforms, software development kits, and software debug tools that facilitate system design, debug, and software development. Its products are primarily deployed in various markets, such as smartphones, tablets, drones, surveillance cameras, wearables, automotive ADAS, and industrial IoT applications, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connected consumer and medical products. CEVA, Inc. licenses its technology through a direct sales force. The company was formerly known as ParthusCeva, Inc. and changed its name to CEVA, Inc. in December 2003. CEVA, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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