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Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
Analysts at Pacific Crest downgraded Bazaarvoice Inc (NASDAQ: BV) from Overweight to Sector Weight. Bazaarvoice shares have dropped 16.91 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 9.07 percent in the same...
Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
TheStreet.com  Jun 10  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Bazaarvoice Inc. are down by 8.49% to $5.71 in after-hours trading on Wednesday afternoon, despite reporting better than expected earnings results and in-line revenue for the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter. For...
TechCrunch  Jun 10  Comment 
 Online measurement and advertising company Quantcast has hired a new chief financial officer — Stephen Collins, former CEO at Bazaarvoice. Collins has also served as CFO at Bazaarvoice and DoubleClick, and he’s had an advisory role at...




 

Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ:BV) provides a Software as a Service tool which allows companies to understand their online word of mouth. This includes understanding, visualizing, and analyzing reviews, ratings, pictures, discussions, videos, and questions and answers involving the company across the internet. Bazaarvoice makes money by charging subscription fees to its customers.[1]


Business Overview

For the full year ended in April 2011, Bazaarvoice reported a total revenue of $64.5M. This resulted in a net loss of $20.1M. For 2010, the company's total revenue was $38.6M with a net loss of $8.0M. The largest cost is due to sales and marketing expenses.[2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on February 23, 2012. The company offered 9.5M shares each for $12. This was above the initial price range of $8-$10. The deal raised a total of $114M. The lead mangers of the deal were Morgan Stanley, Deutsche, and Credit Suisse.[3]

Trends & Forces

Significant Costs to Get Subscriptions

Despite relatively high levels of spending on sales and marketing, Bazaarvoice has been unable to generate large revenues. This may be due to a number of reasons including relatively intense competition. However, if Bazaarvoice is unable to effectively generate subscriptions off its sales and marketing efforts, it will not be able to achieve large margins. [4]

  1. BV S-1/A 2012 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" p. 1-3
  2. BV S-1/A 2012 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial and Other Data" p. 7
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Bazaarvoice prices IPO at $12, well above its $8-$10 range" 23 Feb 2012
  4. Seeking Alpha "Bazaarvoice: A Bizarrely Unprofitable Play On Social Commerce" 2 March 2012
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