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Sonic Foundry ROA %

: 55.93% (As of Jun. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Sonic Foundry's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $10.58 Mil. Sonic Foundry's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $18.92 Mil. Therefore, Sonic Foundry's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 55.93%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Sonic Foundry's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

OTCPK:SOFO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.02   Med: -9.66   Max: 20.07
Current: 20.07

-58.02
20.07

During the past 13 years, Sonic Foundry's highest ROA % was 20.07%. The lowest was -58.02%. And the median was -9.66%.

OTCPK:SOFO's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 545 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: -0.89 vs. OTCPK:SOFO: 20.07 )

Sonic Foundry ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Sonic Foundry's ROA % 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.

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Sonic Foundry Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -9.77 -16.40 -58.02 -25.12 -0.95

Sonic Foundry Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
ROA % 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 2.35 8.45 11.96 5.42 55.93

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Sonic Foundry's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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 ROA % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Sonic Foundry's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Sonic Foundry's ROA % falls into.



Sonic Foundry ROA % Calculation

Sonic Foundry's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Sep. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Sep. 2020 ))/ count )
=-0.179/( (15.18+22.629)/ 2 )
=-0.179/18.9045
=-0.95 %

Sonic Foundry's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 ))/ count )
=10.584/( (18.273+19.573)/ 2 )
=10.584/18.923
=55.93 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Sonic Foundry  (OTCPK:SOFO) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=10.584/18.923
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(10.584 / 34.644)*(34.644 / 18.923)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=30.55 %*1.8308
=55.93 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) revenue data.

* 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

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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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
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Lipps Robert M officer: Executive Vice President Sales 222 W. WASHINGTON AVE. MADISON WI 53703
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