Head-To-Head Review: Dell (DELL) & Quantum (QTM)

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Quantum (NYSE:QTM) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Dell and Quantum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dell N/A N/A N/A
Quantum -1.77% -7.26% -0.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Dell and Quantum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dell 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quantum 0 0 1 0 3.00

Quantum has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 142.13%.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dell N/A N/A N/A $5.91 N/A
Quantum $505.35 million 0.28 $3.64 million ($0.24) -17.21

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of Quantum shares are held by institutional investors. 8.6% of Quantum shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (Dell) is a global information technology company that offers its customers a range of solutions and services delivered directly by Dell and through other distribution channels. Dell is a holding company that conducts its business worldwide through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in four segments: Large Enterprise, Public, Small and Medium Business, and Consumer. The Company’s Large Enterprise customers include global and national corporate businesses. Its Public customers, which include educational institutions, government, health care, and law enforcement agencies, operate in their own communities. Its SMB segment is focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses by offering products, services, and solutions. Its Consumer segment is focused on delivering technology experience of entertainment, mobility, gaming, and design. In March 2014, the Company acquired StatSoft, a provider of advanced analytics solutions.

About Quantum

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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