Head to Head Contrast: Intel (INTC) versus SuperCom (SPCB)

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Intel and SuperCom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intel $62.76 billion 3.59 $9.60 billion $3.46 13.90
SuperCom $33.26 million 0.76 -$6.66 million ($0.14) -12.00

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

Risk & Volatility

Intel has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SuperCom has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Intel and SuperCom, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intel 5 14 21 0 2.40
SuperCom 0 0 1 0 3.00

Intel presently has a consensus price target of $55.44, indicating a potential upside of 15.26%. SuperCom has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 197.62%. Given SuperCom’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SuperCom is more favorable than Intel.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.3% of Intel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.4% of SuperCom shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Intel shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Intel and SuperCom’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%
SuperCom -13.75% 4.20% 2.59%

Dividends

Intel pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. SuperCom 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 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Intel beats SuperCom on 14 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 SuperCom

SuperCom Ltd. provides digital identity, Internet of Things and connectivity, and cyber security products and solutions to governments, and private and public organizations worldwide. The company offers MAGNA, a common platform for ID registries, e-passports, biometric visas, automated fingerprint identification systems, digitized driver's licenses, and electronic voter registration and election management. Its PureRF suite is a solution based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag technology to identify, locate, track, monitor, count, and protect people and objects. The company's PureRF suite comprises PureRF tags, hands-free long-range RFID asset and Vehicle tags, PureRF readers, PureRF activators, and PureRF initializers. It also provides house arrest monitoring systems, PureTag RF bracelets, PureCom RF base stations, GPS offender tracking systems, PureTrack smartphone device, PureBeacon, PureMonitor offender electronic monitoring software, inmate monitoring systems, DoorGuard tracking station, and personnel tags. In addition, the company offers domestic violence victim protection systems; SuperPay, a mobile payment hybrid suite; and PowaPOS, an integrated design incorporating retail peripherals. Further, it provides Safend's Encryption Suite that protects the organization's sensitive data; and designs solutions for carrier wi-fi, enterprise connectivity, smart city, smart hospitality, connected campuses, and connected events. The company serves healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation industries. SuperCom Ltd. sells its systems and products through local representatives, subsidiaries, and distribution channels, as well as independent representatives and resellers. The company was formerly known as Vuance Ltd. and changed its name to SuperCom Ltd. in January 2013. SuperCom Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is based in Herzliya, Israel.

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