Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap application software stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on investment. The trailing-twelve-month return on investment at AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG) is 181.40%. AVG's revenue for the same...
Forbes  Nov 11  Comment 
Investors eyeing a purchase of AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG) shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $19.27/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One...
Reuters  Nov 7  Comment 
AVG Technologies NV has been approached by potential buyers amid a wave of deals for security-software makers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 6  Comment 
AVG Technologies has been approached by potential buyers amid a wave of deals for security-software makers.
Benzinga  Oct 22  Comment 
AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for devices, data and people, today unveiled a preview of its new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) services to partners attending its Cloud Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. Managed services...
Benzinga  Oct 14  Comment 
AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 182 million active users, announced that at its extraordinary general meeting today, shareholders approved AVG's acquisition of privately-held Location Labs. Location Labs, a...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 14  Comment 
AVG Logistics is all set to start the first private cargo special train from Kerala to Moga near Ludhiana. The service will be flagged off from Chalakkudy Railway Station tomorrow (Wednesday).
Forbes  Sep 29  Comment 
Voice-activated technology is so vulnerable to attack that users should immediately disable speech recognition on all their devices, a security researcher at AVG has warned.


AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG) makes money by providing internet and mobile browser security. The company uses a "freemium" model. This means that users are able to download and use much of the service for free. However, additional services and functionality is given to users though a subscription. Additionally, AVG works with the community to identify and reply to threats as they appear. Some of AVG's services, such as cloud-based storage, sync, and share solutions are not directly linked to internet or mobile security.[1]

Business Overview

AVG's total revenue for the nine months ended in September 2011 was $198M. This resulted in a net income of $100M. The same period in 2010 resulted in $125M in revenue and $48M in net income. The company's single largest expense comes from sales and marketing. [2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on February 1, 2012. The company offered 8M shares each for $16. This was at the bottom of the $16-$18 initial price range. The deal raised a total of $128M. The lead mangers of the deal were Morgan Stanley (MS), J P Morgan Chase (JPM), and Goldman Sachs Group (GS).[3]

Trends & Forces

Potential Competition from Large Players

AVG's security software is not associated with any particular platform. However, computer manufactures may bundle their own or one of AVG's competitors security products with the sale of the computer. Microsoft (MSFT) has used this tactic to encourage sales. A similar sales technique could be done by mobile device manufacturers. Without controlling the platform on which it relies, AVG is unable to directly avoid this risk. [4]

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