Comparing Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) & PTC (PTC)

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%
PTC -3.12% 7.22% 2.64%

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.

Analyst Ratings

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 0 2 13 0 2.87

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.

About PTC

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.

This story was originally published by WKRB News ( and is the sole property of WKRB News. If you are reading this article on another website, that means this article was illegally copied and re-published to this website in violation of U.S. and International copyright law. You can view the original version of this story at

Receive News & Ratings for Sphere 3D Corp. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Sphere 3D Corp. and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.


Leave a Reply

© 2006-2017 WKRB News.