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Sonic Foundry Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %

: 6.99% (As of Jun. 2021)
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Sonic Foundry's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $29.14 Mil. Sonic Foundry's EBIT for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $2.04 Mil. Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 6.99%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % or its related term are showing as below:

OTCPK:SOFO' s Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -256.48   Med: -2.91   Max: 7.94
Current: 7

-256.48
7.94

During the past 13 years, the highest Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) of Sonic Foundry was 7.94%. The lowest was -256.48%. And the median was -2.91%.

OTCPK:SOFO's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 2543 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. OTCPK:SOFO: 7.00 )

Joel Greenblatt's definition of earnings yield has the same problems the regular earnings yield does. It does not consider the growth of the company. It only looks at one-year's business operation. For cyclical companies, the earnings yield is usually highest at the peak of the business cycle. But these earnings are rarely sustainable.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. Sonic Foundry's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 0.00%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


Sonic Foundry Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -8.58 -26.46 -133.33 -26.18 2.46

Sonic Foundry Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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 0.24 2.46 6.77 5.87 6.99

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %, along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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 Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Sonic Foundry's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % falls into.



Sonic Foundry Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Calculation

In his book, The Little That Beat the Market, hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt defines Earnings Yield as operating income divided by enterprise value.

Sonic Foundrys Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as

Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt)=EBIT/Enterprise Value
=0.627/25.494874
=2.46 %

Sonic Foundry's EBIT for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $2.04 Mil.



Sonic Foundry  (OTCPK:SOFO) Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Explanation

Joel Greenblatt defines the earnings yield using the above equation because it more accurately reflects the company's profitability relative to its stock price. Items like interest payment and tax etc. are not directly related to the company's operational profitability.

Enterprise Value instead of market cap (share price) is used in the calculation because it is the real price stock and bond investors together pay for the company.


Be Aware

Joel Greenblatt's definition of earnings yield has the same problems the regular earnings yield does. It does not consider the growth of the company. It only looks at one-year's business operation. For cyclical companies, the earnings yield is usually highest at the peak of the business cycle. But these earnings are rarely sustainable.

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % based on Don Yacktman's definition is a better measure of the expected rate of return for a stock.


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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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