Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) & SOS (NYSE:SOS) Head-To-Head Survey

Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANYGet Free Report) and SOS (NYSE:SOSGet Free Report) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Sphere 3D and SOS, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sphere 3D 0 0 0 0 N/A
SOS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Sphere 3D shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of SOS shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sphere 3D $6.08 million 2.70 -$192.80 million ($15.29) -0.09
SOS $260.03 million 4.57 -$229.45 million N/A N/A

Sphere 3D has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SOS.

Volatility & Risk

Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SOS has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sphere 3D -1,293.00% -228.58% -132.62%


SOS beats Sphere 3D on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sphere 3D

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Sphere 3D Corp. focuses on operating as a carbon neutral bitcoin mining company. The company also provides data management and desktop and application virtualization solutions through hybrid cloud, cloud, and on-premises implementations directly and through its reseller network and professional services organization. Its products portfolio includes HVE-STACK high density server, which provides computer and storage appliance for the data centers; HVE-VELOCITY, a high availability dual enclosure storage area network that offers reliability and integrity for optimal data storage, protection, and recovery; HVE 3DGFX, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution; HVE STAGE, a server virtualization platform; and HVE VAULT, an appliance designed to handle requirements for backup and replication storage. In addition, the company offers on-site service and installation, and self-service and support services. Sphere 3D Corp. is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

About SOS

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SOS Limited provides data mining and analysis services to corporate and individual members in the People's Republic of China. It provides marketing data, technology, and solutions for insurance companies; emergency rescue services; and insurance product and health care information portals. The company operates SOS cloud emergency rescue service software as a service platform that offers basic cloud products, such as medical rescue, auto rescue, financial rescue, and life rescue cards; cooperative cloud systems, including information rescue center, intelligent big data, and intelligent software and hardware; and information cloud systems, such as newsToday and E-commerce Today, 10086 hot-line center, information security services, and marketing-related data. It also focuses on cryptocurrency mining, blockchain-based insurance, and security management businesses. The company serves insurance companies, financial institutions, medical institutions, healthcare providers, and other service providers in the emergency rescue services industry. The company is based in Qingdao, the People's Republic of China.

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