Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) and PTC (NASDAQ:PTC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, risk, earnings and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Sphere 3D Corp. has a beta of 2.34, meaning that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PTC has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sphere 3D Corp. and PTC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sphere 3D Corp.||-86.87%||-68.73%||-20.49%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
16.2% of Sphere 3D Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of PTC shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of PTC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sphere 3D Corp. and PTC, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sphere 3D Corp.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
PTC has a consensus target price of $62.43, suggesting a potential upside of 9.26%. Given PTC’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PTC is more favorable than Sphere 3D Corp..
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sphere 3D Corp. and PTC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sphere 3D Corp.||$78.51 million||0.17||-$20.13 million||($1.27)||-0.10|
|PTC||$1.14 billion||5.79||$90.60 million||($0.31)||-184.32|
PTC has higher revenue and earnings than Sphere 3D Corp.. PTC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sphere 3D Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
PTC beats Sphere 3D Corp. on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
PTC Inc. is a global computer software and services company. The Company offers a portfolio of computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, product lifecycle management (PLM) and service lifecycle management (SLM) solutions for manufacturers to create, operate, and service products. It offers a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that enables its customers to connect, manage and analyze data, and create applications. Its segments include the Solutions Group, the IoT Group and Professional Services. The Solutions Group segment includes its CAD, PLM and SLM products. The IoT Group segment includes its IoT, analytics and augmented reality (AR) solutions. The Professional Services segment includes consulting, implementation and training business. Its IoT products include ThingWorx, KEPServerEX, Vuforia Studio and Vuforia. Its CAD products include Creo and Mathcad. Its PLM products include Windchill, Integrity, Navigate and Creo View. Its SLM products include Servigistics and Arbortext.
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