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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.1% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.2% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Computer Hardware” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 -1.77% -7.26% -0.82%
Quantum Corporation Competitors 3.28% 8.04% 5.57%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum Corporation $505.35 million $3.64 million -20.83
Quantum Corporation Competitors $26.26 billion $3.15 billion 398.40

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.

Volatility & Risk

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 peers have a beta of 1.11, indicating that their average share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Quantum Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantum Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Quantum Corporation Competitors 400 2056 3701 159 2.57

Quantum Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 100.00%. As a group, “Computer Hardware” companies have a potential upside of 5.09%. Given Quantum Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quantum Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Quantum Corporation peers beat Quantum Corporation on 7 of the 12 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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