Comparing Pegasystems (PEGA) & Sphere 3D (ANY)

Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Pegasystems and Sphere 3D’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pegasystems -0.43% 0.01% N/A
Sphere 3D -30.27% -101.80% -11.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pegasystems and Sphere 3D’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pegasystems $840.58 million 5.01 $32.93 million $0.22 243.27
Sphere 3D $81.52 million 0.06 -$26.18 million N/A N/A

Pegasystems has higher revenue and earnings than Sphere 3D.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.3% of Pegasystems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.1% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. 52.9% of Pegasystems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Sphere 3D shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Pegasystems pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Sphere 3D does not pay a dividend. Pegasystems pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Pegasystems and Sphere 3D, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pegasystems 0 0 4 0 3.00
Sphere 3D 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pegasystems presently has a consensus target price of $71.25, suggesting a potential upside of 33.13%. Given Pegasystems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pegasystems is more favorable than Sphere 3D.

Volatility and Risk

Pegasystems has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.22, indicating that its stock price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pegasystems beats Sphere 3D on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pegasystems Company Profile

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software applications for marketing, sales automation, customer service, and operations in the United States and internationally. It provides Pega Platform, an application development product for clients. The company offers customer engagement applications, including Pega Marketing that enable enterprises to enhance customer acquisition and experiences across inbound, outbound, and paid media channels; Pega sales automation to automate and manage the sales process; and Pega customer service to anticipate customer needs, connect customers, the right people and systems, and automate customer interactions to evolve the customer service experience and to allow enterprises to deliver interactions across channels and enhance employee productivity. It also provides digital process automation products, such as industry-specific software applications that include real-time, omni-channel AI; end-to-end robotic automation; journey-centric rapid delivery; software that writes your software; and unified future-proof platform for businesses with robust capabilities to automate industry-specific business processes. In addition, the company offers Pega Cloud that provides production, development, and testing services to accelerate the development and deployment of Pega applications and the Pega Platform, as well as guidance and implementation, technical support, and instructor-led and online training services. Pegasystems Inc. has a strategic alliance with KPMG LLP that assists government agencies for digital transformation. It primarily markets its software and services to financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and high tech, communications and media, insurance, government, consumer services, life sciences, and others through a direct sales force, as well as partnerships with technology providers and application developers. Pegasystems Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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.

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