TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ: TACT) and Qumu Corp (NASDAQ:RIMG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TransAct Technologies and Qumu Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TransAct Technologies||$55.67 million||1.26||$7.14 million||$0.55||17.27|
TransAct Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Qumu Corp.
This table compares TransAct Technologies and Qumu Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
TransAct Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Qumu Corp does not pay a dividend. TransAct Technologies pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
38.2% of TransAct Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of TransAct Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TransAct Technologies and Qumu Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TransAct Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.79%. Given TransAct Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TransAct Technologies is more favorable than Qumu Corp.
TransAct Technologies beats Qumu Corp on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
TransAct Technologies Company Profile
TransAct Technologies Incorporated (TransAct) designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. The Company operates through the segment, which includes design, development, assembly and marketing of transaction printers and terminals, and providing printer and terminal related software, services, supplies and spare parts. Its thermal, inkjet and impact printers and terminals generate labels and transaction records, such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents, as well as printed logging, and plotting of oil field and well drilling data. Its products are sold under the AccuDate, Ithaca, RESPONDER, Epic, EPICENTRAL and Printrex brand names. It focuses on various markets, such as food safety, banking and point-of-sale (POS), casino and gaming, lottery and Printrex, Inc. (Printrex), which serves the oil and gas, medical and mobile printing markets.
Qumu Corp 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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