QUOTE AND NEWS
The Economic Times  Apr 26  Comment 
​CA Rudramurthy BV of Vachana Investments recommends an intraday buy call on Hindalco with a target of Rs 110 and a stop loss of Rs 98
Benzinga  Apr 19  Comment 
Bazaarvoice Inc (NASDAQ: BV) revealed the launch of the inaugural CGC index. The company stated it was the first of its kind deep-drive analysis of the business impact consumer-generated content having sales conversion, return on investment, and...
Reuters  Apr 1  Comment 
* Italian hearing-aid company Amplifon SpA is bidding for AudioNova International BV - Bloomberg, citing sources
Automotive World  Mar 15  Comment 
Alliance Rostec Auto BV today announced that Nicolas Maure will become CEO of AV`TOVAZ effective April 4. The joint venture between Renault-Nissan and Rostec State Corporation (Rostec), which oversees AVTOVAZ, also confirmed that Bo Inge Andersson...
Automotive World  Mar 7  Comment 
Alliance Rostec Auto BV today announced that Bo Inge Andersson, CEO of AVTOVAZ, plans to step down from the Russian automaker. Andersson came out of early retirement in 2013 to lead AVTOVAZ. He continued the strategic turnaround of AVTOVAZ and he...




 

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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