The Critical Analysis: Quantum Corporation (QTM) and The Competition

The Critical Analysis: Quantum Corporation (QTM) and The Competition

Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Quantum Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Quantum Corporation has a beta of 2.41, meaning that its share price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Quantum Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Quantum Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Quantum Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 84.16%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 1.91%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Quantum Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Quantum Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quantum Corporation. Quantum Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Quantum Corporation rivals beat Quantum Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Quantum Corporation Company Profile

Quantum Corporation focuses on scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing, managing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. The Company’s end-to-end tiered storage solutions enable users to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. It works with a network of distributors, value-added resellers (VARs), direct marketing resellers (DMRs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other suppliers to meet customers’ evolving needs. Its scale-out storage portfolio includes StorNext software, appliances and full systems called StorNext Pro Solutions, as well as Xcellis workflow storage, QXS disk storage, Lattus extended online storage and Q-Cloud Archive and Vault services. Its StorNext offerings enable customers to manage large unstructured data sets in an information workflow.

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