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- The Sonic Foundry Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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About Sonic Foundry Inc.
Sonic Foundry, Inc., a Web communications technology company, providing Webcasting, lecture capture, and knowledge management solutions for higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies worldwide.
The company's solutions include Mediasite Recorders for capturing multimedia presentations; Mediasite EX Server platform for streaming, archiving, and managing online presentation content; Sonic Foundry Event Services for turnkey event Webcasting based on the Mediasite platform; Sonic Foundry Services for hosting, installation, training, and custom development; and Mediasite Customer Assurance for annual hardware and software maintenance, and technical support.
Mediasite Recorders automatically record what presenters say and show, without changing how they present, and Webcast it online. Mediasite Recorders automate the capture and delivery of presenters audio, video, and presentation graphics as high resolution, interactive presentations that can be immediately watched via the Web live or on-demand. The company offers Mediasite Recorders for the following environments: a room-based Mediasite Recorder (RL Series) for presentation facilities like conference and training rooms, lecture halls, auditoriums, and classrooms; and a mobile Mediasite Recorder (ML Series) for portability to off-site events, conferences, trade shows, or multiple venues throughout an organization.
Mediasite EX Server Platform
Mediasite EX Server Platform is a platform for delivering and managing live and on-demand Webcasts. It provides a single system to schedule, catalog, customize, secure, track, and integrate recorded presentations. It brings order and control to valuable content libraries by managing various system users, various recorded hours, and various viewers as needed. Mediasite EX Server allows organizations to schedule presentations to be automatically recorded without an operator; automatically create customizable and searchable online content catalogs without Web development or integration skills; secure presentations and Mediasite system access for authorized users; customize and brand their presentation content, incorporate audience interactivity through polls and Q&A; support closed captions to provide viewers a presentation experience while meeting federal or state accessibility mandates; track and report on viewing activity to see who is watching what presentations when and to analyze viewing patterns that may correlate to improved learning outcomes; centrally monitor and control the recording functions of multiple simultaneous Mediasite Recorders; integrate Mediasite content into other course/learning/contentmanagement systems, Web portals, blogs, or online community sites; using existing network technologies for content distribution; scale to meet the webcasting needs of departmental and enterprise-wide implementations alike; and choose the deployment model that suits their environment, whether on-premise or hosted in the Sonic Foundry datacenter.
Sonic Foundry Event Services
Sonic Foundry Event Services equips customers with a team of trained technicians who work on-site to Webcast conferences and events. Event Webcasting improves attendee experience with online presentation catalogs; reaches an audience, making presentations available to those not able to attend; brands presentations using organization logos, colors, and messages; reviews a real-time record of what took place; links handout materials with the full presentation, including audio, video, and graphics; and offers sample content to entice new attendees to participate.
Sonic Foundry Services
Sonic Foundry Services enable organizations to use the Mediasite platform, without having to wade through the IT or network complexities associated with their own infrastructure. Sonic Foundry Services consists of:
Hosting or Software as a Service (SaaS): The companys pay-as-you-go service offerings provide content hosting, delivery, and management of Mediasite content using the companys data center and infrastructure. These managed services allow organizations of various sizes to jump start their
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1. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sonic Foundry Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sonic Foundry Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sonic Foundry Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sonic Foundry Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Software and Technology Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sonic Foundry Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SONIC FOUNDRY INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sonic Foundry Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sonic Foundry Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sonic Foundry Inc. Major Shareholders
Sonic Foundry Inc. History
Sonic Foundry Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Sonic Foundry Inc. Offices and Representations
Sonic Foundry Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Sonic Foundry Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sonic Foundry Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Sonic Foundry Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Software and Technology Services Industry Statistics
Sonic Foundry Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Sonic Foundry Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Sonic Foundry Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Sonic Foundry Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Sonic Foundry Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Sonic Foundry Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sonic Foundry Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sonic Foundry Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?