Head-To-Head Review: Synnex (SNX) vs. Qumu (QUMU)

Synnex (NYSE: SNX) and Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) are both 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Synnex and Qumu, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synnex 0 2 5 1 2.88
Qumu 0 0 0 0 N/A

Synnex currently has a consensus target price of $136.88, indicating a potential upside of 2.91%. Given Synnex’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Synnex is more favorable than Qumu.

Dividends

Synnex pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Qumu does not pay a dividend. Synnex pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.7% of Synnex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.8% of Qumu shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Synnex shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of Qumu shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Synnex has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qumu has a beta of -0.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Synnex and Qumu’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synnex $14.06 billion 0.38 $234.94 million $7.37 18.05
Qumu $31.68 million 0.72 -$11.17 million ($0.96) -2.53

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synnex 1.89% 16.58% 6.41%
Qumu -28.91% -56.82% -22.32%

Summary

Synnex beats Qumu on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Synnex

Synnex Corporation is a business process services company. The Company provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy. The Company operates in two segments: Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Company’s Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals, information technology (IT) systems, including data center server and storage solutions, system components, software, networking/communications/security equipment, and consumer electronics (CE) and complementary products. Within its Technology Solutions segment, the Company also provides systems design and integration solutions. The Company’s Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation.

About Qumu

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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