Diebold, (NYSE: DBD) and Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Diebold, and Qumu Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diebold, 0 3 4 0 2.57
Qumu Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Diebold, currently has a consensus price target of $31.75, indicating a potential upside of 55.26%. Given Diebold,’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Diebold, is more favorable than Qumu Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.8% of Qumu Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Diebold, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of Qumu Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diebold, and Qumu Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diebold, $4.46 billion 0.35 $243.00 million ($3.67) -5.57
Qumu Corporation $29.80 million 0.93 -$5.91 million ($0.98) -3.00

Diebold, has higher revenue and earnings than Qumu Corporation. Diebold, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qumu Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Diebold, and Qumu Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diebold, -6.04% 7.25% 1.12%
Qumu Corporation -29.95% -53.09% -23.13%

Dividends

Diebold, pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Qumu Corporation does not pay a dividend. Diebold, pays out -10.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Diebold, has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qumu Corporation has a beta of -0.41, meaning that its stock price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Diebold, beats Qumu Corporation on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diebold, Company Profile

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems. The Company is engaged in providing connected commerce solutions to financial institutions. These solutions are supported by a field service organization. The Company provides security solutions, which combine a services portfolio and products to help address its customers’ needs. The Company provides services for a portfolio of physical security offerings, in addition to serving as a national locksmith. The Company provides voting machines for official elections and the terminals for the governmental lottery and correspondent bank.

Qumu Corporation Company Profile

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.

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