Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) and DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sphere 3D and DXC Technology’s gross 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||0.39||-$26.21 million||N/A||N/A|
|DXC Technology||$20.75 billion||0.46||$1.26 billion||$8.34||4.38|
Risk & Volatility
Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its share price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DXC Technology has a beta of 1.93, indicating that its share price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sphere 3D and DXC Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
DXC Technology has a consensus target price of $69.25, indicating a potential upside of 89.78%. Given DXC Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DXC Technology is more favorable than Sphere 3D.
This table compares Sphere 3D and DXC Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
DXC Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Sphere 3D does not pay a dividend. DXC Technology pays out 10.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.9% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.5% of DXC Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Sphere 3D shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of DXC Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
DXC Technology beats Sphere 3D on 10 of the 13 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.
DXC Technology Company Profile
DXC Technology Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It operates through three segments: Global Business Services (GBS), Global Infrastructure Services (GIS), and United States Public Sector (USPS). The GBS segment offers technology solutions comprising enterprise, cloud application, and consulting services; application services; analytics services; business process services; and industry software and solutions. The GIS segment offers cloud and platform services; workplace, mobility, and Internet of Things services; and security solutions. The USPS segment delivers IT services and business solutions to all levels of government in the United States. This segment offers cloud, platform, and IT outsourcing services; enterprise and cloud application services; enterprise security solutions; mobile enterprise, virtual desktop and application, and workplace device services; and analytics services, such as analytics platforms, information governance, artificial intelligence, and advisory services. The company was formerly known as Computer Sciences Corporation and changed its name to DXC Technology Company in April 2017 as a result of its merger with the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. DXC Technology Company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia.
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