Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ: BLIN) is one of 97 public companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bridgeline Digital to similar businesses based off the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bridgeline Digital and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridgeline Digital $15.78 million -$832,000.00 -2.05
Bridgeline Digital Competitors $1.26 billion $342.70 million 33.40

Bridgeline Digital’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bridgeline Digital. Bridgeline Digital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Bridgeline Digital and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridgeline Digital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bridgeline Digital Competitors 511 2388 4016 133 2.54

All “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 8.67%. Given Bridgeline Digital’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bridgeline Digital has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Bridgeline Digital has a beta of 0.04, meaning that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bridgeline Digital’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.0% of Bridgeline Digital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of Bridgeline Digital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.6% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Bridgeline Digital and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridgeline Digital -29.84% -9.85% -6.42%
Bridgeline Digital Competitors -24.68% -413.05% -8.15%

Summary

Bridgeline Digital peers beat Bridgeline Digital on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About Bridgeline Digital

Bridgeline Digital, Inc. is a digital engagement company. The Company’s iAPPS platform is a Web Engagement Management (WEM) platform that integrates Web Content Management, e-commerce, e-marketing, Social Media management and Web Analytics to help marketers deliver digital experiences that engage and convert their customers across all channels. The iAPPS platform is delivered through a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) multi-tenant business model, which provides customers with deployment providing maintenance, daily technical operation and support, or through a perpetual licensing business model. The iAPPS suite of products includes iAPPS Experience Manager, iAPPS Content Manager, iAPPS Commerce, iAPPS Marketier, iAPPS Analyzer, iAPPSds and iAPPS Social. It offers various services, such as digital engagement services, digital strategy services, usability design and information architecture. It provides shared hosting, dedicated hosting and SaaS hosting for its customers.

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