Pagerduty (NYSE:PD) and Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pagerduty and Qumu’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pagerduty $117.82 million 35.72 -$40.74 million N/A N/A
Qumu $25.01 million 1.13 -$3.62 million ($0.96) -3.01

Qumu has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pagerduty.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pagerduty and Qumu, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pagerduty 0 4 4 0 2.50
Qumu 0 1 1 0 2.50

Pagerduty currently has a consensus target price of $42.50, suggesting a potential downside of 23.16%. Given Pagerduty’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Pagerduty is more favorable than Qumu.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.2% of Qumu shares are held by institutional investors. 23.7% of Qumu shares are held 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pagerduty N/A N/A N/A
Qumu -0.14% -0.59% -0.12%

Summary

Pagerduty beats Qumu on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pagerduty

PagerDuty, Inc. operates an On-Call Management platform. The company's platform collects signals from software-enabled system or device, correlates and interprets signals to identify events, and engages team members to take action in real time. It serves developer, IT, security, and customer support segments. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Qumu

Qumu Corporation provides tools to create, manage, secure, distribute, and deliver live and on-demand video content for the enterprises. It offers an end-to-end video creation, management, and delivery solution through the sale of software licenses and hardware, software on server appliance, software-enabled devices, and a cloud-hosted software-as-a-service platform. The company also provides maintenance and support, professional, and other services. The company markets its products to customers in the banking, finance and insurance, manufacturing, services and consulting, telecom and technology, and biotech and health care markets through direct sales and channel partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Rimage Corporation and changed its name to Qumu Corporation in September 2013. Qumu Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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