Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) & KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) Head to Head Contrast

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFOGet Free Report) and KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHIGet Free Report) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Sonic Foundry and KVH Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sonic Foundry -87.34% N/A -80.37%
KVH Industries -11.69% -0.15% -0.13%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sonic Foundry and KVH Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sonic Foundry $22.11 million 0.01 -$19.35 million ($1.62) -0.01
KVH Industries $132.38 million 0.76 -$15.42 million ($0.80) -6.37

KVH Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Sonic Foundry. KVH Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sonic Foundry, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.7% of KVH Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 46.5% of Sonic Foundry shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of KVH Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sonic Foundry and KVH Industries, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonic Foundry 0 1 0 0 2.00
KVH Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

KVH Industries has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.25%. Given KVH Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe KVH Industries is more favorable than Sonic Foundry.

Risk & Volatility

Sonic Foundry has a beta of -0.63, meaning that its stock price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KVH Industries has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.


KVH Industries beats Sonic Foundry on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sonic Foundry

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Sonic Foundry, Inc. provides video capture, management, and streaming solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company offers 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 device used to capture and stream broadcast-quality video; Mediasite Mosaic & Mosaic Pro that allows instructors, employees, and students to create videos, screencasts, and slideshows from their computers or mobile devices; and Mediasite Capture, a browser-based recording application that provides users a quick way to record their camera, microphone, and desktop. It also provides Video Management and Delivery solutions to manage, search, analyze, publish, and stream video content; Vidable, an AI powered solution that turns an organization's video libraries into dynamic knowledge base; Global Learning Exchange that provides students to access higher education in a flexible, cost effective, and locally supported environment; and Mediasite Cloud, a Software as a Service solution to host and manage customers' content. It markets its products to educational institutions, corporations, and government entities through reseller networks, direct sales, and partnerships with system integrators. Sonic Foundry, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

About KVH Industries

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KVH Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of mobile connectivity solutions for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. The company offers Internet and VoIP airtime services; AgilePlans, a Connectivity as a Service solution; KVH Link, a crew wellbeing content subscription service with delivery by IP-Mobilecast; and OpenNet, a KVH VSAT data delivering service for non-KVH Ku-band VSAT terminals. It also provides TracNet, an integrated hybrid two-way communication terminal with VSAT, 5G/LTE, and shore-based Wi-Fi; TracPhone, a two-way VSAT-only satellite communications system; CommBox, ship-to-shore network management software for maritime communications; CommBox Edge, an advanced maritime network optimization and management solution; Starlink, a companion terminal for TracNet and TracPhone systems; KVH ONE, a global hybrid communication network supporting Internet, VoIP, content delivery, and other; and TracVision, a satellite television antenna system for vessels, recreational vehicles, buses, conversion vans, and automobiles. In addition, the company offers KVH Elite, a streaming service for leisure yachts; KVH OneCare, a services and support for TracNet and TracPhone systems; MOVIElink, a movie distribution solution; MUSIClink, a music and karaoke delivery solution; NEWSlink, a maritime news delivery solution; SPORTSlink, a sporting content delivery solution; TVlink, a television programming delivery solution; and news from home, a digital newspaper service. It sells its mobile communications products through a network of independent retailers, chain stores, distributors, and service providers, as well as to manufacturers of vessels, maritime equipment, and vehicles. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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