SOFO Stock Overview
Sonic Foundry, Inc. provides video enterprise solutions and services for the digital-first, distance learning, and corporate communication markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$1.27|
|52 Week High||US$4.23|
|52 Week Low||US$1.25|
|1 Month Change||-14.13%|
|3 Month Change||-26.16%|
|1 Year Change||-66.58%|
|3 Year Change||13.39%|
|5 Year Change||-61.04%|
|Change since IPO||-97.29%|
Recent News & Updates
Some Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) Shareholders Look For Exit As Shares Take 34% Pounding
To the annoyance of some shareholders, Sonic Foundry, Inc. ( NASDAQ:SOFO ) shares are down a considerable 34% in the...
|SOFO||US Software||US Market|
Return vs Industry: SOFO underperformed the US Software industry which returned -34.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SOFO underperformed the US Market which returned -23.7% over the past year.
|SOFO Average Weekly Movement||9.1%|
|Software Industry Average Movement||8.8%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: SOFO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SOFO's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Sonic Foundry, Inc. provides video enterprise solutions and services for the digital-first, distance learning, and corporate communication markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company offers Mediasite Video platform that automates to capture, management, delivery, and search of live and on-demand streaming video; and Mediasite Cloud, a Software as a Service solution to host and manage customers’ content. It also provides Mediasite Video Capture solutions, including Mediasite Recorder and Recorder Pro that are built-in room appliances used in schedule-based capture and advanced audio/video integration; Mediasite Mobile Recorders, a portable recording devices used to capture and stream broadcast-quality video; Mediasite Mosaic that allows instructors, employees, and students to create videos, screencasts, and slideshows from their computers or mobile devices; and Mediasite Catch, a video capture software solution for classrooms.
Sonic Foundry Fundamentals Summary
|SOFO fundamental statistics|
Is SOFO overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SOFO income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$8.78m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.44|
|Net Profit Margin||-16.31%|
How did SOFO perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is SOFO undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for SOFO?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is SOFO's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does SOFO's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|SOFO PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
WDLF Decentral Life
MAPP.F ProStar Holdings
SOFO Sonic Foundry
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: SOFO is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.5x) compared to the peer average (20.5x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does SOFO's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Software Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: SOFO is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (4.2x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is SOFO's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||0.5x|
|Fair PS Ratio||2.3x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: SOFO is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.3x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of SOFO when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: SOFO ($1.27) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($3.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SOFO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.
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How is Sonic Foundry forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Future Growth Score5/6
Future Growth Score 5/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOFO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SOFO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SOFO is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SOFO's revenue (26.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SOFO's revenue (26.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SOFO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Sonic Foundry performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SOFO is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SOFO is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SOFO is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 40.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SOFO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SOFO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (18.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SOFO has a negative Return on Equity (-78.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Sonic Foundry's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SOFO's short term assets ($12.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($12.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: SOFO's short term assets ($12.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SOFO has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: SOFO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 87.1% to 8.3% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if SOFO has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if SOFO has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
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What is Sonic Foundry current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Sonic Foundry Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Sonic Foundry)||n/a|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.7%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.7%|
|Industry Average (Software)||1.1%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Sonic Foundry)||n/a|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SOFO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SOFO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SOFO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SOFO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as SOFO has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Joe Mozden (59 yo)
Mr. Joseph P. Mozden, Jr., also known as Joe, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Foundry, Inc. since September 14, 2020 and serves as its Director since January 2021. He served as Vice-President...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Joe Mozden's Compensation vs Sonic Foundry Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2021||US$764k||US$306k|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2020||US$522k||n/a|
Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD763.69K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD787.63K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: SOFO's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: SOFO's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SOFO insiders have bought and sold the same number of shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|17 Aug 22||BuyUS$18,000||Joseph Mozden||Individual||12,500||US$1.44|
|17 Aug 22||BuyUS$18,000||Kenneth Minor||Individual||12,500||US$1.44|
|17 Aug 22||SellUS$36,000||Brian Wiegand||Individual||25,000||US$1.44|
|14 Mar 22||SellUS$7,920||Nelson Murphy||Individual||2,200||US$3.60|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 20.3%.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Sonic Foundry, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sonic Foundry, Inc.
- Ticker: SOFO
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Implied Market Cap: US$13.815m
- Shares outstanding: 10.88m
- Website: https://sonicfoundry.com
Number of Employees
- Sonic Foundry, Inc.
- 222 West Washington Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SOFO||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 1998|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/27 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.