Fang (SFUN) and Sphere 3D (ANY) Head-To-Head Contrast

Fang (NYSE:SFUN) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Fang has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Fang and Sphere 3D, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fang 0 2 1 0 2.33
Sphere 3D 0 0 0 0 N/A

Fang presently has a consensus price target of $31.74, indicating a potential upside of 1,286.17%. Given Fang’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fang is more favorable than Sphere 3D.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fang $444.30 million 2.28 $21.70 million $0.02 114.50
Sphere 3D $81.52 million 0.06 -$26.18 million N/A N/A

Fang has higher revenue and earnings than Sphere 3D.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fang -11.35% 10.50% 3.83%
Sphere 3D -30.27% -101.80% -11.69%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.9% of Fang shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.2% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Sphere 3D shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Fang beats Sphere 3D on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fang Company Profile

Fang Holdings Limited operates a real estate Internet portal in the People's Republic of China. The company's portal offers listing, marketing, e-commerce, financial, and other value-added services. It supports active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and services for, the real estate and home-related sectors. The company was formerly known as SouFun Holdings Limited and changed its name to Fang Holdings Limited in September 2016. Fang Holdings Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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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