Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Enphase Energy and Intel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Enphase Energy and Intel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Enphase Energy currently has a consensus price target of $15.79, suggesting a potential downside of 18.96%. Intel has a consensus price target of $53.33, suggesting a potential upside of 9.73%. Given Intel’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Intel is more favorable than Enphase Energy.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
48.4% of Enphase Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Intel shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of Enphase Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Intel shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Enphase Energy and Intel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Enphase Energy||$316.16 million||6.79||-$11.63 million||($0.12)||-162.33|
|Intel||$70.85 billion||3.07||$21.05 billion||$4.58||10.61|
Intel has higher revenue and earnings than Enphase Energy. Enphase Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Intel pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Enphase Energy does not pay a dividend. Intel pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Intel has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Risk and Volatility
Enphase Energy has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intel has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Intel beats Enphase Energy on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Enphase Energy Company Profile
Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells home energy solutions for the solar photovoltaic industry in the United States and internationally. The company offers semiconductor-based microinverter that converts energy at the individual solar module level and combines with its proprietary networking and software technologies to provide energy monitoring and control services. It sells its solutions primarily to distributors, as well as directly to large installers, original equipment manufacturers, strategic partners, and homeowners. Enphase Energy, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
Intel Company Profile
Intel Corporation offers computing, networking, data storage, and communication solutions worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments. 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, and military markets. In addition, the company develops computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization, and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Its platforms are used in notebooks, systems, and desktops; cloud, enterprise, and communication infrastructure market segments; and retail, automotive, industrial, and various other embedded applications. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has a collaboration with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) to develop software defined infrastructure for network functions virtualization, distributed cloud, and 5G applications. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
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