Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) and Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) Critical Comparison

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Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) and Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bottomline Technologies and Qumu’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bottomline Technologies $394.10 million 5.09 $9.33 million $0.76 60.68
Qumu $25.01 million 1.25 -$3.62 million ($0.96) -3.33

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.1% of Bottomline Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of Qumu shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Bottomline Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.7% of Qumu shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bottomline Technologies 4.43% 8.77% 4.84%
Qumu -0.14% -0.59% -0.12%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bottomline Technologies and Qumu, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bottomline Technologies 0 3 4 1 2.75
Qumu 0 1 1 0 2.50

Bottomline Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $62.06, suggesting a potential upside of 34.57%. Given Bottomline Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bottomline Technologies is more favorable than Qumu.

Summary

Bottomline Technologies beats Qumu on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bottomline Technologies Company Profile

Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. provides software as a service based solutions. It operates through four segments: Cloud Solutions, Banking Solutions, Payments and Transactional Documents, and Other. The company's products and services include Paymode-X, a cloud-based payment network, which allows businesses to transition to electronic integrated payables; and cloud-based financial messaging solutions that enable banks and corporations to exchange financial information, such as payment instructions, cash reporting, and other messages to facilitate transaction settlement. It also provides digital banking solutions that provide payments, cash management, and online banking solutions to financial institutions; and cloud-based legal spend management solutions and services that integrate with claims management, and time and billing systems to automate legal invoice management processes. In addition, the company offers cyber fraud and risk management solutions that monitor, replay, and analyze user behavior and payment transactions to flag and stop suspicious activity in real time; and payment and document automation solutions to automate a range of business documents and supply chain processes, as well as related Web-based delivery and document archive. Further, it provides healthcare solutions for patient registration, electronic signature, mobile document, and payments; and consulting, project implementation, and training services, as well as sells printers, check papers, and magnetic ink character recognition toners. The company serves customers in the banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, retail, communications, education, media, manufacturing, and government industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Qumu Company Profile

Qumu Corporation provides tools to create, manage, secure, distribute, and deliver live and on-demand video content for the enterprises. It offers an end-to-end video creation, management, and delivery solution through the sale of software licenses and hardware, software on server appliance, software-enabled devices, and a cloud-hosted software-as-a-service platform. The company also provides maintenance and support, professional, and other services. The company markets its products to customers in the banking, finance and insurance, manufacturing, services and consulting, telecom and technology, and biotech and health care markets through direct sales and channel partners in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Rimage Corporation and changed its name to Qumu Corporation in September 2013. Qumu Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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