Head to Head Contrast: BroadVision (NASDAQ:BVSN) vs. SharpSpring (NASDAQ:SHSP)

BroadVision (NASDAQ:BVSN) and SharpSpring (NASDAQ:SHSP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

BroadVision has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SharpSpring has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for BroadVision and SharpSpring, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BroadVision 0 0 0 0 N/A
SharpSpring 0 0 6 0 3.00

SharpSpring has a consensus price target of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 70.27%. Given SharpSpring’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SharpSpring is more favorable than BroadVision.


This table compares BroadVision and SharpSpring’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BroadVision 8.79% -68.08% -32.34%
SharpSpring -54.83% -44.29% -29.57%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BroadVision and SharpSpring’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BroadVision $5.05 million 3.35 -$7.00 million N/A N/A
SharpSpring $18.65 million 5.98 -$9.48 million ($1.11) -9.17

BroadVision has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SharpSpring.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

4.0% of BroadVision shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.1% of SharpSpring shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.5% of BroadVision shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.6% of SharpSpring shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


SharpSpring beats BroadVision on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BroadVision

BroadVision, Inc. develops, markets, and supports enterprise portal applications that enable companies to unify their e-business infrastructure and conduct interactions and transactions with employees, partners, and customers through a personalized self-service model. The company offers business agility suite, a portal that provides personalized views of information and processes; commerce agility suite, an e-commerce system for transacting business on the Web; Clearvale, an enterprise social network solution; Clear, a human resources management system; QuickSilver, a publishing system for large and complex documents; and Vmoso, a cloud application for conducting virtual enterprise communications, mobile workgroup collaborations, and social business engagements. It also provides frameworks that offer portal services for organizing and presenting information; commerce services for transacting business on the Web; process services for transforming people-intensive processes and collaborations into Web-based self-service applications; content services for managing Web content throughout its lifecycle; staging services for moving content from development environment to production environment; search for full-text and field searching of online content and referenced external files with relevance ranking; unified stream services for unification and integration of information; event driven services to deliver notifications through various messaging platforms; and migration services for data moving across platforms. In addition, the company offers business consulting, implementation, integration and package, upgrade and migration, and performance tuning services; education, and support maintenance services; and Vmoso and Kukini developer toolkits, and Kona framework, as well as Vmoso Enterprise Transformation, a proprietary implementation approach for the Vmoso collaborative solution. BroadVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

About SharpSpring

SharpSpring, Inc. operates as a cloud-based marketing technology company worldwide. The company offers SharpSpring, a marketing automation solution for small and mid-size businesses. It markets and sells its products and services through sales teams and third party resellers. The company was formerly known as SMTP, Inc. and changed its name to SharpSpring, Inc. in December 2015. SharpSpring, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.

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