Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) and Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nano Dimension and Qumu Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nano Dimension $320,916.00 183.88 -$14.46 million ($1.58) -3.53
Qumu Corporation $29.80 million 0.97 -$5.91 million ($0.98) -3.14

Qumu Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Nano Dimension. Nano Dimension is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qumu Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Nano Dimension and Qumu Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nano Dimension N/A -72.47% -62.63%
Qumu Corporation -29.95% -53.09% -23.13%

Risk and Volatility

Nano Dimension has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qumu Corporation has a beta of -0.43, indicating that its stock price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of Nano Dimension shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.8% of Qumu Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Qumu Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Nano Dimension and Qumu Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nano Dimension 0 0 1 0 3.00
Qumu Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nano Dimension presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 133.39%. Given Nano Dimension’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Nano Dimension is more favorable than Qumu Corporation.

Summary

Qumu Corporation beats Nano Dimension on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nano Dimension Company Profile

Nano Dimension Ltd is an Israel-based holding company active in the high technology sector. The Company has a full holding in Nano Dimension Technologies, a company that develops three dimensional (3D) printers for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), that is electronic circuits, and nano-technology inks. The inks are conductive nano-silver particle inks and insulating nano-polymer inks. Nano Dimension Technologies’ PCB Jet printer system is an inkjet deposition tool for printing multi-layer circuit boards at home or office. Nano Dimension Technologies uses hardware, software, print-head management and nano-chemistry for Research and Development (R&D), prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.

Qumu Corporation Company Profile

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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