OilVoice  Oct 27  Comment 
Wessex Exploration PLC the hydrocarbon exploration company is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Hague and London Oil BV quotHALOquot following the announcement of the exchange
SeekingAlpha  Oct 9  Comment 
By Deep Insight: Background: First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) was a mutual holding company that was converted into a stock holding company in 2007. The holding company's principal operations are conducted through First Savings...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 7  Comment 
By Scott Kennedy: Author's Note: PART 1 of this article analyzed Annaly Capital Management Inc.'s (NYSE:NLY) recent results and compared several of the company's metrics to three other mortgage real estate investment trust (mREIT) peers. PART 1...
Reuters  Oct 7  Comment 
Paper manufacturer Ballarpur Industries Ltd said on Tuesday International Finance Corp (IFC) agreed to buy new shares worth $100 million in its unit Bilt Paper BV.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 29  Comment 
Agricultural trading firm Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV on Monday reported a slight increase in earnings in the first half of 2014 as revenue rose 16% after large grain harvests.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 25  Comment 
Shares of BSE-listed Stovec Industries will remain in focus as an open offer from Print II BV along with SPG Prints Group BV and SPG Prints BV kicks off on Friday. The Netherlands-based fi...
DailyFinance  Sep 23  Comment 
iovation and Bazaarvoice Work Together to Root Out Fake Online ReviewsPORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/14 -- iovation, the trusted source for mobile and online fraud prevention to safeguard businesses, teamed up with Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ:...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 7  Comment 
By Matthew Dow: On September 3rd, Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ:BV) announced its fiscal Q12015 results. The company beat expectations all around, with revenues growing 14% YOY and EBITDA losses narrowing substantially from earlier in 2014. The market...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 6  Comment 
The Tamil Nadu Government has dropped V Moorthy from the council of ministers, according to a press release from the Governor. The release said the Governor has accepted the recom...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 5  Comment 
Back office provider WNS (Holdings) has partnered with audit solutions provider Transparent Group BV to jointly pursue customers. As part of the arrangement, several solutions of Tran...


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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