Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bazaarvoice to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.4% of Bazaarvoice shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Bazaarvoice shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Bazaarvoice and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bazaarvoice -6.47% -6.88% -3.99%
Bazaarvoice Competitors -25.34% -211.44% -8.21%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Bazaarvoice and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bazaarvoice 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bazaarvoice Competitors 343 2044 3882 107 2.59

Bazaarvoice presently has a consensus target price of $6.60, suggesting a potential upside of 36.08%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.66%. Given Bazaarvoice’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bazaarvoice is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Bazaarvoice has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bazaarvoice’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bazaarvoice and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bazaarvoice $203.30 million -$2.99 million -30.31
Bazaarvoice Competitors $1.27 billion $348.15 million 37.17

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

Summary

Bazaarvoice beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Bazaarvoice Company Profile

Bazaarvoice, Inc. offers solutions and services that allow its retailer and brand clients to understand that consumer voice and the role it plays in influencing purchasing decisions, both online and offline. The Company’s solutions collect, curate and display consumer-generated content, including ratings and reviews, questions and answers, customer stories, and social posts, photos and videos. This content is syndicated and distributed across its clients’ marketing channels. Its solutions, which the Company provides primarily through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enable the clients to capture and display consumer-generated content; syndicate that consumer-generated content into its network of brand and retail clients; understand consumer behavior, and monetize the value of that content through targeted advertising based on online and offline shopping behavior. The Company’s geographical segments include Americas, EMEA and Other.

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