Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Hardware” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Quantum Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.


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% 10.84% 5.96%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum Corporation $505.35 million $3.64 million 70.72
Quantum Corporation Competitors $25.85 billion $3.18 billion 186.44

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

Risk and Volatility

Quantum Corporation has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Quantum Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantum Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Quantum Corporation Competitors 288 1521 3263 118 2.62

Quantum Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 102.02%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 13.25%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of Quantum Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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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