Contrasting Black Knight InfoServ (LPS) & Bazaarvoice (BV)

Black Knight InfoServ (NYSE: LPS) and Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ:BV) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Black Knight InfoServ and Bazaarvoice, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Knight InfoServ 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bazaarvoice 0 4 0 0 2.00

Bazaarvoice has a consensus price target of $5.88, indicating a potential upside of 6.82%.

Risk and Volatility

Black Knight InfoServ has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bazaarvoice has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.4% of Bazaarvoice shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Bazaarvoice shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Black Knight InfoServ and Bazaarvoice’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Knight InfoServ N/A N/A N/A
Bazaarvoice -0.10% -0.12% -0.07%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Black Knight InfoServ and Bazaarvoice’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight InfoServ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bazaarvoice $201.24 million 2.36 -$15.94 million N/A N/A

Black Knight InfoServ has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bazaarvoice.

Summary

Black Knight InfoServ beats Bazaarvoice on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Black Knight InfoServ

Black Knight InfoServ LLC, formerly Lender Processing Services, Inc., is a provider of integrated technology, data and services to the mortgage lending industry. The Company delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as data and analytics, to mortgage originators and servicers, as well as a range of other financial institutions, investors, and other real estate professionals. The Company conducts its operations through two reporting segments: Technology, Data and Analytics, and Transaction Services. On December 20, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its IRMS business unit. On July 24, 2012, the Company completed the purchase of the assets of LendingSpace. In January 2014, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc.

About Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice, Inc. offers solutions and services that allow its retailer and brand clients to understand that consumer voice and the role it plays in influencing purchasing decisions, both online and offline. The Company’s solutions collect, curate and display consumer-generated content, including ratings and reviews, questions and answers, customer stories, and social posts, photos and videos. This content is syndicated and distributed across its clients’ marketing channels. Its solutions, which the Company provides primarily through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enable the clients to capture and display consumer-generated content; syndicate that consumer-generated content into its network of brand and retail clients; understand consumer behavior, and monetize the value of that content through targeted advertising based on online and offline shopping behavior. The Company’s geographical segments include Americas, EMEA and Other.

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