Financial Survey: Quantum Corporation (QTM) and Its Competitors

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Quantum Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantum Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Quantum Corporation Competitors 271 1435 3191 117 2.63

Quantum Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 86.92%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 1.76%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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 0.64% -7.26% 3.87%
Quantum Corporation Competitors 3.81% 10.87% 5.98%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum Corporation $505.92 million $19.45 million 76.44
Quantum Corporation Competitors $21.04 billion $4.38 billion 60.98

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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Risk & Volatility

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 competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Quantum Corporation competitors beat Quantum Corporation on 8 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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