Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Quantum Corporation (NYSE:QTM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy and dividends.

Dividends

Logitech International pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Quantum Corporation does not pay a dividend. Logitech International pays out 49.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Logitech International and Quantum Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Logitech International 8.68% 25.21% 13.49%
Quantum Corporation 0.62% -5.94% 3.26%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Logitech International and Quantum Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Logitech International $2.22 billion 2.86 $251.34 million $1.15 33.77
Quantum Corporation $505.35 million 0.55 $19.64 million $0.10 81.01

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

Volatility and Risk

Logitech International has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Corporation has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Logitech International and Quantum Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Logitech International 0 2 4 0 2.67
Quantum Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00

Logitech International presently has a consensus target price of $33.75, suggesting a potential downside of 13.08%. Quantum Corporation has a consensus target price of $1.50, suggesting a potential downside of 81.48%. Given Logitech International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Logitech International is more favorable than Quantum Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.8% of Logitech International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Logitech International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of Quantum Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Logitech International beats Quantum Corporation on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Logitech International Company Profile

Logitech International S.A. is a holding company. The Company designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, gaming, video, computing, and other digital platforms. The Company operates through peripheral segment. The Company offers its products to a network of domestic and international customers, including direct sales to retailers, e-tailers, and indirect sales through distributors. The Company’s retail network across the world includes consumer electronics distributors, retailers, mass merchandisers, specialty electronics stores, computer and telecommunications stores, value-added resellers and online merchants. Its music solutions are focused primarily on mobile speakers, including its UE BOOM family of mobile wireless speakers, its Jaybird wireless audio wearables for sports and active lifestyles, and its custom in-ear headphones. It offers a range of gaming gear for gamers, including mice, keyboards, headsets, gamepads and steering wheels.

Quantum Corporation Company Profile

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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