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

Risk and Volatility

Quantum Corporation has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quantum Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum Corporation $505.35 million $3.64 million 71.58
Quantum Corporation Competitors $25.85 billion $3.18 billion 75.71

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Quantum Corporation and its peers, as provided 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 272 1443 3217 117 2.63

Quantum Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 99.60%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 10.65%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Quantum Corporation and its peers’ 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%

Summary

Quantum Corporation peers 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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