Contrasting of Open Text Corporation (OTEX) and Sonic Foundry Inc. (OTCMKTS:SOFO)

As Application Software businesses, Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) and Sonic Foundry Inc. (OTCMKTS:SOFO), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Open Text Corporation 42 3.15 264.96M 1.02 41.88
Sonic Foundry Inc. 1 0.00 3.38M -0.89 0.00

Table 1 highlights Open Text Corporation and Sonic Foundry Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 has Open Text Corporation and Sonic Foundry Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Open Text Corporation 634,179,033.03% 7.3% 3.6%
Sonic Foundry Inc. 297,012,302.28% 0% 0%

Analyst Recommendations

Open Text Corporation and Sonic Foundry Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Open Text Corporation 0 0 5 3.00
Sonic Foundry Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

$50 is Open Text Corporation’s consensus target price while its potential upside is 16.96%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 77.8% of Open Text Corporation shares and 13.14% of Sonic Foundry Inc. shares. About 2.3% of Open Text Corporation’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 38.41% are Sonic Foundry Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
Open Text Corporation -2.47% 3.07% 10.9% 20.87% 15.34% 30.77%
Sonic Foundry Inc. -8.18% 13.48% 3.59% 42.25% -53.82% 55.38%

For the past year Open Text Corporation has weaker performance than Sonic Foundry Inc.


Open Text Corporation beats Sonic Foundry Inc. on 11 of the 12 factors.

Open Text Corporation provides a suite of software products and services that assist organizations in finding, utilizing, and sharing business information from various devices. The company offers content solutions that provide content and records management, archiving, and email management and capture solutions, as well as Core, a software as a service based multi-tenant cloud solution; business process management for analyzing, automating, monitoring, and optimizing structured business processes; and customer experience management products, which offer Web content management, digital asset management, customer communications management, social software, and portal. Its products also include business network solutions comprising business-to-business integration, fax solutions, and secure messaging; analytics solutions, including embedded reporting and visualization, and big data analysis; and discovery solutions consisting of search, semantic navigation, and auto classification, as well as InfoFusion to deal with the issue of ‘information silos’ resulting from disconnected information sources across the enterprise. In addition, the company provides customer support programs that include access to software upgrades, a knowledge base, discussions, product information, and an online mechanism to post and review trouble tickets. Further, it offers professional services, such as consulting and learning services relating for the implementation, training, and integration of its product offerings into the customer’s systems; and cloud services that allow its customers to make use of its OpenText software, services, and content over Internet enabled networks. The company serves organizations, mid-market companies, and government agencies worldwide. It has strategic partnerships with SAP SE, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Accenture plc, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and others. Open Text Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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