Microsoft Vs. IBM: One Clear Winner

Microsoft Vs. IBM: One Clear Winner

Posted On February 28, 2019 10:25 am

Microsoft and IBM are two of the biggest cloud computing dividend stocks you can buy. But when it comes to six important factors investors care about, one is the hands down winner and far stronger buy today.


  • Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and dividend growth investors want to cash in on the gold rush.
  • IBM and Microsoft are two cloud computing dividend blue-chips with grand ambitions for decades of strong cash flow growth.
  • However, in six crucial areas, Microsoft has IBM beat hands down, making it the far better company to own.
  • As importantly, Microsoft’s valuation is about equal to IBM’s when factoring in its growth outlook, superior execution, and risk profile.
  • Today, Microsoft has about 15% long-term total return potential, about double that of IBM.

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Dividend Sensei

I'm an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I'm a proud co-founder of Wide Moat Research, Dividend Kings, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My work can be found on Seeking Alpha, Dividend Kings, iREIT, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams and enrich their lives. With 24 years of investing experience, I've learned what works and more importantly, what doesn't, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams and achieving long-term financial goals.

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  1. Juliette Jenkinson December 7, 2019 at 5:48 am

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    • Dividend Sensei December 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you. I revel in finding new actional facts to present to readers.

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