Comparison of Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) and Forescout Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT)

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) and Forescout Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), are influenced by compare since they are both players in the Application Software. These factors are particularly influence the analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sphere 3D Corp. 1 0.00 3.18M -3.12 0.00
Forescout Technologies Inc. 32 0.49 30.74M -1.89 0.00

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Sphere 3D Corp. and Forescout Technologies Inc.


Table 2 shows the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sphere 3D Corp. 318,254,603.68% 0% 0%
Forescout Technologies Inc. 96,818,897.64% -67.1% -22.1%


The Current Ratio of Sphere 3D Corp. is 0.3 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.2. The Current Ratio of rival Forescout Technologies Inc. is 1.2 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.2. Forescout Technologies Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Sphere 3D Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Sphere 3D Corp. and Forescout Technologies Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sphere 3D Corp. 0 0 0 0.00
Forescout Technologies Inc. 0 2 1 2.33

Competitively the average target price of Forescout Technologies Inc. is $32.67, which is potential -5.66% downside.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Sphere 3D Corp. and Forescout Technologies Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 6.8% and 80.1% respectively. About 8.6% of Sphere 3D Corp.’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, owned 4.3% of Forescout Technologies Inc. shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Sphere 3D Corp. -6.25% -3.85% -42.31% -43.18% -44.84% -50.82%
Forescout Technologies Inc. -5.85% 8.57% -9.32% 25.12% 8.98% 43.75%

For the past year Sphere 3D Corp. had bearish trend while Forescout Technologies Inc. had bullish trend.


Forescout Technologies Inc. beats Sphere 3D Corp. on 7 of the 11 factors.

Sphere 3D Corp. provides virtualization technologies and data management 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 G-Series Appliance and G-Series Cloud applications; virtual desktop management software for managing virtual desktop pools on its V3 hyper-converged appliances for virtualized desktop infrastructures; virtual desktop infrastructure appliances; RDX removable disk solutions, which use public cloud providers comprising Microsoft and Amazon for data protection; and SnapServer network attached storage solution, a platform for primary or nearline storage for integration with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh environments. It also provides SnapScale clustered network attached storage solutions, which are clustered network attached storage (NAS) solutions that enable organizations with rapid or unpredictable data growth to scale capacity and performance; NEO tape-based backup and long-term archive solutions, including tape libraries, autoloaders, and drives, as well as LTFS solutions; and LTO tape drives and media products. The company markets its products under the Glassware 2.0, NEO, RDX, SnapCLOUD, SnapServer, SnapSync, and V3 brand names. The company sells its products through its distributor and reseller network to small and medium enterprises, small and medium businesses, and distributed enterprises. Sphere 3D Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. provides network security hardware and software products in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. It offers ForeScout CounterACT agentless technology that discovers, classifies, and assesses IP-based devices; ForeScout extended modules for integrations across vulnerability assessment, advanced threat detection, security incidence and event management, enterprise mobility management, endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response, next generation firewall, privileged access management, and IT systems management vendors, as well as compliance; and ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager, a centralized security management solution for the control of various appliances deployed on an end-customer network, as well as maintenance and professional services. The companyÂ’s products are used to protect organizations against the threats that exploit the billions of Internet of things devices connected to organizationsÂ’ networks. ForeScout Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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