Qumu Corp (NASDAQ: RIMG) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.0% of Stratasys shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Stratasys shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Qumu Corp and Stratasys’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qumu Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stratasys $667.71 million 1.90 $28.83 million ($1.32) -18.18

Stratasys has higher revenue and earnings than Qumu Corp.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Qumu Corp and Stratasys, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qumu Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Stratasys 5 8 3 0 1.88

Stratasys has a consensus target price of $24.09, suggesting a potential upside of 0.38%. Given Stratasys’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stratasys is more favorable than Qumu Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Qumu Corp and Stratasys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qumu Corp -53.08% -83.70% -35.35%
Stratasys -10.17% -0.03% -0.02%

Summary

Stratasys beats Qumu Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qumu Corp

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.

About Stratasys

Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offer rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. In January 2009, the Company introduced the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. In January 2009, it began offering a thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping called ULTEM 9085.

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