Comparing Sonos (NASDAQ:SONO) & Provision (NASDAQ:PVHO)

Sonos (NASDAQ:SONO) and Provision (OTCMKTS:PVHO) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.3% of Sonos shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of Sonos shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Sonos and Provision, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonos 0 2 5 0 2.71
Provision 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sonos currently has a consensus target price of $20.86, indicating a potential upside of 85.40%. Given Sonos’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sonos is more favorable than Provision.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sonos and Provision’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sonos $1.14 billion 1.04 -$15.60 million ($0.24) -46.88
Provision $1.70 million 0.82 -$7.32 million N/A N/A

Provision has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sonos.

Profitability

This table compares Sonos and Provision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sonos 0.85% 6.88% 2.51%
Provision N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Sonos beats Provision on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sonos Company Profile

Sonos, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells multi-room audio products in the United States and internationally. It provides wireless speakers, home theater speakers, and components. The company offers its products through third-party retail stores, including custom installers of home audio systems; and e-commerce retailers, as well as through its sonos.com Website. The company was formerly known as Rincon Audio, Inc. and changed its name to Sonos, Inc. in May 2004. Sonos, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

Provision Company Profile

Provision Holding, Inc. focuses on the development and distribution of three-dimensional (3D) holographic interactive video displays primarily for advertising and product merchandising markets. The company's products include HoloVision displays and 3D Savings Center kiosks that offer advertisers and customers to reach captive audience in grocery stores, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, and other retail locations. Its HoloVision displays are also used in education, medical, entertainment, and consumer applications. Provision Holding, Inc. has a strategic alliance agreement with Coinstar, LLC to develop and integrate HoloVision display systems into Coinstar's kiosks. The company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.

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