Reviewing Dell Technologies (DVMT) & Fusion-IO (NYSE:FIO)

Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO) and Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fusion-IO and Dell Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fusion-IO N/A N/A N/A ($1.01) N/A
Dell Technologies $78.66 billion 0.72 -$3.73 billion ($7.10) -10.31

Fusion-IO has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dell Technologies. Dell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fusion-IO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.1% of Dell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 45.0% of Dell Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Fusion-IO and Dell Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fusion-IO 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dell Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75

Dell Technologies has a consensus target price of $110.00, suggesting a potential upside of 50.25%.

Profitability

This table compares Fusion-IO and Dell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fusion-IO -30.49% -26.35% -20.81%
Dell Technologies -4.74% 22.63% 3.19%

Summary

Dell Technologies beats Fusion-IO on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fusion-IO

Fusion-io, Inc. provides solutions for enterprises, hyperscale datacenters, and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), that accelerates databases, virtualization, mission-critical applications, cloud computing, big data, and information systems. Its hardware and software platforms and solutions enable the acceleration of data and applications. It sells its solutions through a global direct sales force, original equipment manufacturers. The Company’s portfolio of storage memory products packages ioMemory hardware combined with its VSL software into a family of products suitable for direct, shared, and cached acceleration environments. Direct acceleration is provided by its ioDrive, ioScale, and ioFX enterprise grade PCIe-products that leverage flash and are placed in x86 servers or workstations to directly accelerate locally hosted applications. Its shared acceleration is provided by its ION Data Accelerator or ioControl software combined with ioMemory, VSL, and industry-standard servers.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies Inc., formerly Denali Holding Inc., is a provider of information technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG). The Client Solutions segment includes sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products and notebooks, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals closely tied to the sale of Client Solutions hardware. Its offerings include hardware, such as desktop personal computers, notebooks and tablets, and peripherals, such as monitors, printers and projectors, as well as third-party software and peripherals. The ESG segment includes servers, networking and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ESG hardware. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports a range of products and services.

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