Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) and Sonic Foundry Inc. (OTCMKTS:SOFO) Comparison side by side

We will be contrasting the differences between Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE) and Sonic Foundry Inc. (OTCMKTS:SOFO) as far as dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Application Software industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 240.36M 2.79 13.15M -0.09 0.00
Sonic Foundry Inc. 34.35M 0.18 4.02M -1.18 0.00

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. and Sonic Foundry Inc.


Table 2 shows Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. and Sonic Foundry Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 5.47% 0.3% 0.2%
Sonic Foundry Inc. -11.70% -233.8% -15.1%

Volatility & Risk

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.’s current beta is 1.04 and it happens to be 4.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Sonic Foundry Inc.’s 152.00% volatility makes it less volatile than S&P 500, because of the -0.52 beta.


2.6 and 2.6 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. Its rival Sonic Foundry Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.7 and 0.6 respectively. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Sonic Foundry Inc.


The annual dividend that Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. pay is $0.46 per share with a dividend yield of 2.73%. No dividend is paid out for Sonic Foundry Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 93.1% of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 13.2% of Sonic Foundry Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 1.8% of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.’s shares. Insiders Competitively, held 35.7% of Sonic Foundry Inc. shares.


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)
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. 0.7% -6.31% -14.22% -19.95% -30.24% -27.93%
Sonic Foundry Inc. -6.67% -15.03% -28.41% -46.38% -60.75% -58.14%

For the past year Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. was less bearish than Sonic Foundry Inc.


Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. beats on 11 of the 11 factors Sonic Foundry Inc.

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. develops, markets, and licenses technologies and fonts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and rest of Asia. The company offers font products, including its own fonts from the Monotype Libraries, as well as fonts from third parties through its e-commerce Websites, including,,, and It also provides font scaling engine and font compression technologies that are compatible with virtually font formats and industry standards, including the PostScript and PCL printing languages; font solutions for consumer device manufacturers, including Edge and SmartHint technologies for precise pixel adjustments to enable fonts to display with optimal quality in suboptimal display environments; printer driver kits; and fonts for printer manufacturers. In addition, the company offers screen imaging technologies; a mobile engagement platform that enables brands and advertisers to create and distribute branded content; brand engagement and social endorsement technologies through mobile and digital channels; and various tools to enhance user experiences. Further, it provides expert consultation and custom type design services; and technology support and professional services. The company provides approximately 17,000 typeface designs, and supports approximately 250 Latin and non-Latin languages. Its solutions are used in various devices, including laser printers, digital copiers, mobile phones, automotive displays, navigation devices, e-book readers, tablets, digital cameras, digital televisions, set-top boxes, consumer appliances, and Internet of things devices, as well as in various software applications and operating systems. The company serves content creators, marketers, consumer device manufacturers, and independent software vendors and developers. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.