Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) and Park City Group (NASDAQ:PCYG) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
12.3% of Sphere 3D shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.0% of Park City Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Sphere 3D shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 39.9% of Park City Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Sphere 3D and Park City Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Park City Group||21.85%||12.20%||9.94%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Sphere 3D and Park City Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sphere 3D||$9.03 million||0.35||-$26.21 million||N/A||N/A|
|Park City Group||$22.04 million||5.04||$3.40 million||$0.15||37.27|
Park City Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sphere 3D.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sphere 3D and Park City Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Park City Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.49, meaning that its share price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park City Group has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Park City Group beats Sphere 3D on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sphere 3D Company Profile
Sphere 3D Corp. provides data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It enables organizations to deploy a combination of public, private, or hybrid cloud strategies through containerized applications, virtual desktops, virtual storage, and physical hyper-converged platforms. The company offers RDX removable disk systems that provide scalability, centralized management, encryption and duplication, and reliability for backup, archive, data interchange, and disaster recovery; G-Series Appliance and G-Series Cloud applications; and Glassware Open Virtual Appliance and Open Virtual Format products. It also provides HVE converged and hyper-converged Infrastructure solutions, such as HVE-STACK high density server solution; HVE-VELOCITY high availability dual enclosure storage area network solution; and HVE 3DGFX, a virtualized desktop infrastructure solution. In addition, the company offers SnapServer network attached storage solution, a platform for primary or nearline storage for integration with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh environments; NEO tape-based backup and long-term archive solutions, including tape libraries, autoloaders, and drives, as well as linear tape file system solutions; and LTO tape drives and media products. Sphere 3D Corp. markets its products under the RDX, Glassware 2.0, SnapCLOUD, SnapServer, SnapSync, NEO, and V3 brand names. The company sells its products through its distributor and reseller network to small and medium businesses, and distributed enterprises. Sphere 3D Corp. is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.
Park City Group Company Profile
Park City Group, Inc., a software-as-a-service provider, designs, develops, and markets proprietary software products in the United States. The company offers ReposiTrak MarketPlace, a supplier discovery and B2B e-commerce solution that is used for sourcing products, and enables to screen and choose suppliers; ReposiTrak Compliance and Food Safety Solutions, which reduces potential regulatory and legal risk from their supply chain partners; and ReposiTrak Supply Chain Solutions, which enables customers to manage relationships with suppliers. It also provides ScoreTracker, Vendor Managed Inventory, Store Level Ordering and Replenishment, Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Fresh Market Manager, and ActionManager supply chain solutions. In addition, it provides business-consulting services to suppliers and retailers in the grocery, convenience store, and specialty retail industries, as well as professional consulting services. The company primarily serves multi-store retail chains, wholesalers and distributors, and suppliers. Park City Group, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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