Critical Review: Quantum Corporation (QTM) vs. The Competition
Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Quantum Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
64.2% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Quantum Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quantum Corporation||$505.92 million||$19.45 million||75.73|
|Quantum Corporation Competitors||$21.04 billion||$4.38 billion||62.47|
Quantum Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Quantum Corporation. Quantum Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Quantum Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quantum Corporation Competitors||271||1441||3202||117||2.63|
Quantum Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 88.68%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 7.15%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Quantum Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Quantum Corporation Competitors||3.80%||10.82%||5.96%|
Volatility & Risk
Quantum Corporation has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, meaning that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Quantum Corporation competitors beat Quantum Corporation on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Quantum Corporation
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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