Intel – High Risk to Dividend Stock

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in desktops, workstations, servers, embedded products, communications products, notebooks, netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and consumer electronics. It has been attempting to diversify by making chipsets for embedded designs for industrial equipments, point-of-sale systems, panel PCs, automotive information/entertainment systems, and medical equipment.

INTC is not a dividend achiever. It has been paying growing dividends for last 5 calendar years. The latest dividend increase was in February 2010. I had last reviewed INTC in July 2009. My objective here is to analyze INTC is a continuing to be a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend chart  summary is shown in images below.
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Does Share Buyback Return Value to Shareholders?

There is a school of thought that companies engage in share buybacks to support the down side of its share price. This is good because it is returning back some of the cash back to the shareholder. Indirectly, it is supposed to help shareholder by returning value. So let us take a look at some examples.
As per Standard and Poor’s research published in December 2007, S&P500 index companies spent (three years preceding the published date):

  • USD 1.318 trillion on share buybacks;
  • USD 1.276 trillion on capital expenditures;
  • USD 0.376 trillion on research and development; and
  • USD 0.605 trillion on common dividends.

To put these numbers in perspective, around that time period, the entire market capitalization of the S&P 500 was approximately $14 trillion. I was under the impression that corporate America spends more in research and development. However, this observation tells me otherwise.

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Proxy Vechiles for Investing in Emerging Markets

On many occasions I have mentioned that emerging markets of India and China will be driven for growth in global economics. For US based dividend investors, there is really a lack of good quality dividend-based investing vehicle(s), and couple that with lack of maturity in financial markets, and we feel we are out of options.

TIP Guy at TIPBlog.in presented his thoughts on how dividends are perceived at least in India’s corporate world. I am reproducing certain snippets (with author’s permission).

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Which High Do You Prefer?

Do you prefer a company with high profitability, high revenue, high income, high dividends, high market share, high cash flow, etc. Aren’t all these highs depicting a good picture about any given company’s state of business? We can find an answer to this in the concept of value investing i.e. wide moat and under pricing. These are the two key ingredients for value investing. Here, the concept of wide moat and under pricing is in the context of its business environment or competition. It is a relative term. Similarly, when we think about any given company’s financial metric, we need to look at it in relative terms. High profitability or high income, or high EPS growth rate as a standalone does not provide a true picture.

We can get a true picture by looking for consistency. Two simple statistical measures of average and standard deviation can help us measure consistency. A standard deviation that is narrow and lower than average is a good observation. The table below shows some examples of randomly selected financial metric for few companies. continue reading rest of the article….

INTC – Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio

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This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net on June 11, 2009

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in desktops, workstations, servers, embedded products, communications products, notebooks, netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and consumer electronics. It also offers chipsets with embedded designs for industrial equipments, point-of-sale systems, panel PCs, automotive information/entertainment systems, and medical equipment.

INTC is not a dividend achiever. It has been paying growing dividends for last 5 years. I had shortlisted INTC for more analysis in my list of potential for dividend growth investments and opportunities for technology dividends. Keeping with that, my objective here is to analyze if INTC is a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends. continue reading rest of the article….

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