The Hindu Business Line  Jan 12  Comment 
Vision Express, the 50:50 joint venture between Reliance Retail and GrandVision BV, launched its first store at Salem in Tamil Nadu. With the establishment of this store in the State, the company...
Benzinga  Jan 12  Comment 
Bazaarvoice, Inc. (Nasdaq: BV), the network connecting brands and retailers to the authentic voices of consumers wherever they shop, today released The Conversation Index Volume 8. Based on an analysis of sample data from the Bazaarvoice...
Reuters  Jan 12  Comment 
* Initiates innovative Access Program to provide simple antibody platform to academic centers of excellence and emerging biotech companies
Automotive World  Dec 9  Comment 
BYD Company Limited is proud to announce the expansion of a distributor partnership with leading Dutch Solar Wholesale Company, Buyers World BV. The expansion of the distributorship will begin in early 2015, and according to BYD’s General...
Benzinga  Dec 3  Comment 
Bazaarvoice Inc (NASDAQ: BV) beat Q2 expectations Tuesday and reported EPS of $(0.05) vs. the estimated $(0.09) while revenue came in at $47.30 million vs. the estimated $46.67 million. The stock opened higher Wednesday and recently traded at...
TheStreet.com  Dec 3  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bazaarvoice shares are up 6.4% to $7.97 in early market trading on Wednesday after the company released its second quarter earnings results after the closing bell yesterday, beating analysts earnings and revenue...
TheStreet.com  Dec 2  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bazaarvoice shares are up 5.47% to $7.90 in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the software as a service company reported its second quarter financial results after the closing bell today. The company reported a...


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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