Head to Head Survey: Bazaarvoice (BV) versus The Competition

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.4% of Bazaarvoice shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Bazaarvoice shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Bazaarvoice and its rivals’ 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 -24.84% -210.49% -7.71%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bazaarvoice and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bazaarvoice $203.30 million -$2.99 million -30.31
Bazaarvoice Competitors $1.27 billion $348.09 million 34.78

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Bazaarvoice and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bazaarvoice 0 0 5 0 3.00
Bazaarvoice Competitors 350 2069 3937 108 2.59

Bazaarvoice currently has a consensus target price of $6.60, indicating a potential upside of 36.08%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 0.76%. Given Bazaarvoice’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bazaarvoice is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

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


Bazaarvoice beats its rivals 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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