Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU) and Crossroads Systems (OTCMKTS:CRDSQ) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Qumu and Crossroads Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qumu||$31.68 million||0.68||-$11.17 million||($0.96)||-2.40|
Crossroads Systems has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Qumu. Crossroads Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qumu, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Qumu and Crossroads Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
23.8% of Qumu shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Qumu shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Qumu has a beta of -0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.74, suggesting that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Qumu and Crossroads Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Qumu beats Crossroads Systems on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
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 Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.
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