Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Qumu Corp (NASDAQ:RIMG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Stratasys and Qumu Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stratasys 5 7 3 0 1.87
Qumu Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Stratasys presently has a consensus price target of $24.30, suggesting a potential upside of 5.24%. Given Stratasys’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Stratasys is more favorable than Qumu Corp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stratasys and Qumu Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stratasys $667.71 million 1.82 $28.83 million ($1.32) -17.49
Qumu Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Stratasys has higher revenue and earnings than Qumu Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.0% of Stratasys shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Stratasys shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Stratasys and Qumu Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stratasys -10.17% -0.03% -0.02%
Qumu Corp -53.08% -83.70% -35.35%

Summary

Stratasys beats Qumu Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stratasys

Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offer rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. In January 2009, the Company introduced the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. In January 2009, it began offering a thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping called ULTEM 9085.

About Qumu Corp

Qumu Corporation (Qumu) is an enterprise video content management software company. The Company is engaged in providing tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, deliver and measure their videos. The Company operates through the enterprise video content management software business segment. Its video content management software solutions allow organizations to create, capture, organize and deliver content across the extended enterprise to a range of end points, including mobile devices and thick or thin clients. Qumu’s video platform supports both live and on-demand streaming. The Qumu platform is a video content management software solution that can be deployed as a perpetual software license, a term software license or a cloud-hosted software as a service (SaaS). Qumu Capture Studio is a portable software-enabled device that records, edits and publishes video and presentation content.

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