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Sonic Foundry Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)

: 0.28 (As of Jun. 2021)
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In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.28. It's Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio for today is 12.77.


The historical rank and industry rank for Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) or its related term are showing as below:

OTCPK:SOFO' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.17   Med: 36.88   Max: 1162.5
Current: 12.86

10.17
1162.5

During the past 13 years, the highest Price-to-Owner-Earnings ratio of Sonic Foundry was 1162.50. The lowest was 10.17. And the median was 36.88.


OTCPK:SOFO's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 215 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: 23.05 vs. OTCPK:SOFO: 12.86 )

Sonic Foundry's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.31. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.47. It's PE Ratio ratio for today is 7.61.

Sonic Foundry's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.31. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.47. It's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 7.61.


Sonic Foundry Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Sonic Foundry Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -0.02 -0.36 -2.83 -0.31 0.22

Sonic Foundry Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.16 0.22 0.11 -0.01 0.28

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM), along with its competitors' market caps and Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Sonic Foundry Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) falls into.



Sonic Foundry Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation

In 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter, Warren Buffett defined owner earnings as follows:

"These represent (a) reported earnings plus (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization, and certain other non-cash charges...less (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment, etc. that the business requires to fully maintain its long-term competitive position and its unit volume. (If the business requires additional working capital to maintain its competitive position and unit volume, the increment also should be included in (c))...Our owner-earnings equation does not yield the deceptively precise figures provided by GAAP, since (c) must be a guess - and one sometimes very difficult to make. Despite this problem, we consider the owner earnings figure, not the GAAP figure, to be the relevant item for valuation purposes - both for investors in buying stocks and for managers in buying entire businesses...All of this points up the absurdity of the 'cash flow' numbers that are often set forth in Wall Street reports. These numbers routinely include (a) plus (b) - but do not subtract (c)."

To make it simple, then you will have:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) = (Net Income + Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization + Change In Deferred Tax - 5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure + Change In Working Capital) / Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)

Sonic Foundry's Owner Earnings per Share (TTM) Calculation:

TTM / Last Quarter Average of Last 20 Quarters
Net Income 3.97
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 1.09
Change In Deferred Tax 0.00
5Y Average of Maintenance Capital Expenditure 0.81
Change In Working Capital -1.88
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 8.55

1. Start with "Net Income" from income statement. Sonic Foundry's Net Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $3.97 Mil.

2. "Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization" is from cashflow statement. Sonic Foundry's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.09 Mil. This needs to be added back because company does not actually need to pay cash for it. It is a non-cash item.

3. Other non-cash charges usually include "Stock Based Compensation" and "Change In Deferred Tax":
However, to be conservative, GuruFocus will not add Stock Based Compensation back to net income. Sonic Foundry's Change In Deferred Tax for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.00 Mil.

4. Average maintenance capital expenditure over a business/industry cycle: 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $0.81 Mil

It is usually best to take a long-term average of maintenance capital expenditure. Ideally this would be as long as 10 years and include at least one economic downturn. However, since many companies do not have as long as 10-year history, here GuruFocus uses the latest 5 years data to do the calculation. To smooth out unusual years but reflect recent developments, we take an average of the 5 year maintenance capital expenditure.

The following shows how to get maintenance capital expenditure.

First, calculate the revenue change regarding to the previous year. If the revenue decreased from the previous year, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
Second, if the revenue increased from the previous year, then calculate the percentage of Net PPE as of corresponding Revenue.
Growth Capital Expenditure = Percentage of Property, Plant and Equipment as of corresponding Revenue * Revenue Increase
Third, calculate Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was negative, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive).
If [Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure] was positive, then the Maintenance Capital Expenditure = Capital Expenditure (positive) - Growth Capital Expenditure.
Fourth, get the average of the 5 years maintenance capital expenditure.

Sonic Foundry's 5-Year Average Maintenance Capital Expenditure = $0.81 Mil

5. "Change In Working Capital" is from cashflow statement. Sonic Foundry's Change In Working Capital for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-1.88 Mil.
Note: GuruFocus' Change in Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And sometimes it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.

6. Sonic Foundry's Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was 8.545 Mil.

Sonic Foundry's Onwer Earnings Per Share for Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=( Net Income+Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization+Change In Deferred Tax
=( 3.974 +1.087+0
-5Y Avg of Maintenance CAPEX+Change In Working Capital )/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
-0.80675448782322+-1.876)/8.545
=0.28

Price-to-Owner-Earnings=Current Price/Owner Earnings per Share (TTM)
=3.575/0.28
=12.77

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Assumption: Companies usually do not report maintenance capital expenditures and growth capital expenditures separately. Here we use estimated numbers and average them over 5 years. The method to estimate maintenance capital expenditures can be found in above part 4.

Note: GuruFocus' Change In Working Capital is provided by Morningstar. It is calculated by adding the items under "Change in operating assets and liabilities" (may refer to a different name for different company) section in Cash Flow Statement from original financial report. And it includes non-current parts of assets and liabilities.


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Sonic Foundry Business Description

Sonic Foundry logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7372
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
222 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI, USA, 53703
Sonic Foundry Inc is engaged in the business of providing video enterprise solutions and services for the digital-first, distance learning, and corporate communications market. It offers video capture, management, and Webcasting solutions in education, business, and government. The company also offers video solutions, including Mediasite Video Platform, Mediasite Video Cloud, Mediasite Capture Solutions, Mediasite Events, Mediasite Services, and Mediasite Customer Care. The company has a geographical presence in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Asia, and other places.
Executives
Burish Mark D director, 10 percent owner HURLEY, BURISH, MILLIKEN S.C. 301 NORTH BROOM STREET MADISON WI 53703
Kopko Frederick H Jr director 4901 S ELLIS AVE CHICAGO IL 60615
Murphy Nelson A director 2300 W INNES ST SALISBURY NC 28144
Wiegand Brian director 8215 GREENWAY BLVD, SUITE 340 MIDDLETON WI 53562
Slayton David director 701 WASHINGTON AVE N. SUITE #400 MINNEAPOLIS WI 55401
Norregaard Michael officer: Chief Executive Officer 4891 ENCHANTED VALLEY ROAD MIDDLETON WI 53562
Burish Andrew D. 10 percent owner 8020 EXCELSIOR DRIVE MADISON WI 53717
Minor Kenneth A officer: Chief Financial Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MINOR KENNETH A a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Weis Gary director, officer: Chief Executive Officer & CTO PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: WEIS GARY a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Lipps Robert M officer: Executive Vice President Sales 222 W. WASHINGTON AVE. MADISON WI 53703
Kleinman David director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: KLEINMAN DAVID a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Peercy Paul S director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: PEERCY PAUL S a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Michael Janowiak director 549 W RANDOLPH #600 CHICAGO IL 60651
Buinevicius Rimas director, officer: Chairman & Strategy Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BUINEVICIUS RIMAS a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Schmidt Monty director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Technology Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SCHMIDT MONTY a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
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