HP (HPQ) has an expected market-cap-to-revenue ratio of 0.67x for fiscal 2018 and 0.67x for fiscal 2019. Its EV[1. enterprise value]-to-revenue ratio is expected to be 0.69x in 2018 and 0.66x in 2019, while its EV-to-EBITDA ratio is expected to be 8.44x in 2018 and 7.91x in 2019.
Analysts expect HP’s operating margin to be 7.4% in 2018 and rise to 7.6% in 2019. Its net margin is expected to be 8% in 2018 and 5.7% in 2019. Its return on assets is expected to be 12.2% in 2018 and 9.4% in 2019. The returns on assets for Apple, WDC, and Seagate are 16%, 8.4%, and 15.6%, respectively.
Balance sheet analysis
HP’s capex-to-current-assets ratio is expected to be 0.75% in 2018 and 0.81% in 2019. Its cash-flow-to-sales ratio is expected to be 7% in 2018 and could fall to 6.9% in 2019.
HP has a dividend yield of 2.3%, indicating an annualized payout of $0.56 per share and a payout ratio of 27.9%. The dividend yields of Apple, WDC, and Seagate are 1.4%, 3%, and 5%, respectively. HP has increased its dividend yield 7% over the last year.