Comparing Qumu (QUMU) and Avid Technology (AVID)

Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU) and Avid Technology (NASDAQ:AVID) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qumu -28.91% -56.82% -22.32%
Avid Technology -1.75% -5.36% 6.12%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Qumu and Avid Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qumu $31.68 million 0.72 -$11.17 million ($0.96) -2.53
Avid Technology $511.93 million 0.54 $48.21 million ($0.18) -37.55

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Qumu and Avid Technology, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qumu 0 0 0 0 N/A
Avid Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.8% of Qumu shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of Avid Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of Qumu shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.5% of Avid Technology shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Qumu has a beta of -0.58, meaning that its share price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avid Technology has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Avid Technology beats Qumu on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qumu 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.

Avid Technology Company Profile

Avid Technology, Inc. is a provider of an open and integrated technology platform, along with applications and services that enable the creation, distribution and monetization of audio and video content. The Company develops, markets, sells and supports software and hardware for digital media content production, management, secured content storage and distribution. The Company’s products are used in production and post-production facilities; film studios; network, affiliate, independent and cable television stations; recording studios; live-sound performance venues; advertising agencies; government and educational institutions; corporate communication departments, and by independent video and audio creative professionals, as well as aspiring professionals and enthusiasts. Projects produced using its products include feature films, television programs, live events, news broadcasts, commercials, music, video and other digital media content.

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