Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) and Its Competitors Financial Results Comparison

We are contrasting Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) and its peers on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation. They are Application Software companies, competing one another.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.1% of Sphere 3D Corp.’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.93% of all Application Software’s companies shares are owned by institutional investors. On other hand Sphere 3D Corp. has 1% of its shares owned by company insiders & an average of 7.86% insiders ownership for its peers.


Table 1 has Sphere 3D Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sphere 3D Corp. -34.58% -410.60% -32.30%
Industry Average 4.93% 49.47% 9.43%

Earnings and Valuation

The following data compares Sphere 3D Corp. and its peers’ valuation, gross revenue and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Sphere 3D Corp. 25.06M 72.47M 0.00
Industry Average 46.64M 946.75M 160.91

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 provides summary of recent ratings for Sphere 3D Corp. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sphere 3D Corp. 0 0 0 0.00
Industry Average 1.13 2.72 3.99 2.66

As a group, Application Software companies have a potential upside of 53.01%.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Sphere 3D Corp. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Sphere 3D Corp. -10.25% -3.69% -64.23% 11.79% -85.71% -17.9%
Industry Average 5.93% 15.92% 23.38% 22.64% 53.81% 28.94%

For the past year Sphere 3D Corp. had bearish trend while Sphere 3D Corp.’s peers had bullish trend.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Sphere 3D Corp. are 0.3 and 0.2. Competitively, Sphere 3D Corp.’s peers have 2.45 and 2.42 for Current and Quick Ratio. Sphere 3D Corp.’s rivals have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Sphere 3D Corp.

Volatility & Risk

Sphere 3D Corp. is 147.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 2.47. Competitively, Sphere 3D Corp.’s peers are 21.13% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.21 beta.


Sphere 3D Corp. does not pay a dividend.


On 4 of the 4 factors Sphere 3D Corp.’s rivals beat Sphere 3D Corp.

Sphere 3D Corp. provides virtualization technologies and data management 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 G-Series Appliance and G-Series Cloud applications; virtual desktop management software for managing virtual desktop pools on its V3 hyper-converged appliances for virtualized desktop infrastructures; virtual desktop infrastructure appliances; RDX removable disk solutions, which use public cloud providers comprising Microsoft and Amazon for data protection; and SnapServer network attached storage solution, a platform for primary or nearline storage for integration with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh environments. It also provides SnapScale clustered network attached storage solutions, which are clustered network attached storage (NAS) solutions that enable organizations with rapid or unpredictable data growth to scale capacity and performance; NEO tape-based backup and long-term archive solutions, including tape libraries, autoloaders, and drives, as well as LTFS solutions; and LTO tape drives and media products. The company markets its products under the Glassware 2.0, NEO, RDX, SnapCLOUD, SnapServer, SnapSync, and V3 brand names. The company sells its products through its distributor and reseller network to small and medium enterprises, small and medium businesses, and distributed enterprises. Sphere 3D Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.