This is a contrast between Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) and Bridgeline Digital Inc. (NASDAQ:BLIN) based on their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Application Software and they also compete with each other.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||11.97M||0.26||12.06M||-2.11||0.00|
Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Elastic N.V. and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of Elastic N.V. and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||-100.75%||-200.3%||-98.7%|
Elastic N.V.’s Current Ratio is 2.6 while its Quick Ratio is 2.6. On the competitive side is, Bridgeline Digital Inc. which has a 1.7 Current Ratio and a 1.7 Quick Ratio. Elastic N.V. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Elastic N.V. and Bridgeline Digital Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||0.00|
Elastic N.V.’s consensus price target is $103, while its potential upside is 25.64%.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
Institutional investors owned 50.2% of Elastic N.V. shares and 18.2% of Bridgeline Digital Inc. shares. Insiders owned 22.2% of Elastic N.V. shares. Comparatively, 7.48% are Bridgeline Digital Inc.’s share owned by insiders.
In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||0%||-12.62%||-34.34%||-74.19%||-87.51%||-0.52%|
For the past year Elastic N.V. has 26.05% stronger performance while Bridgeline Digital Inc. has -0.52% weaker performance.
On 10 of the 11 factors Elastic N.V. beats Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Elastic N.V. develops and delivers technology that enables users to search structured and unstructured data for a range of consumer and enterprise applications. It primarily provides Elastic Stack, a set of software products that ingest and store data from various sources and formats, as well as performs search, analysis, and visualization. Its Elastic Stack comprises products, such as Elasticsearch, a distributed, real-time search and analytics engine, and data store for various types of data, including textual, numerical, geospatial, structured, and unstructured; Kibana, a user interface, management, and configuration interface for the Elastic Stack; Beats, a single-purpose data shippers for sending data from edge machines to Elasticsearch or Logstash; and Logstash, a data processing pipeline for ingesting data into Elasticsearch or other storage systems. The company also offers software solutions on the Elastic Stack that address cases, including app search, site search, enterprise search, logging, metrics, application performance monitoring, business analytics, and security analytics. Its products are used by individual developers and organizations of a range of industries. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc. operates as a digital engagement company in the United States. The companyÂ’s iAPPS platform enables companies and developers to create Websites, Web applications, and online stores. It offers iAPPS Experience Manager, a marketing automation engine and content management system; iAPPS Content Manager that enables non-technical users to create, edit, and publish content via a browser-based interface; and iAPPS Commerce, an online B2B and B2C e-commerce solution, which allows users to manage domestic and international commerce initiatives. The company also provides iAPPS Marketier, an online marketing management solution that helps marketers drive to their sites through personalized and targeted marketing automation flows; and iAPPS Analyzer to manage, measure, and optimize Web properties by recording detailed events and mining data for statistical analysis. In addition, it offers iAPPS Social, a social media management solution that empowers customers to set up customized watch lists; and iAPPSds, a Web content management and e-commerce platform to multi-unit organizations and franchises. Further, the company provides digital strategy, Web design and development, usability engineering, information architecture, and search engine optimization services; co-location, application monitoring, emergency response, version control, load balancing, managed firewall security, and virus protection services; and shared, dedicated, and Software as a Service hosting services. It serves vertical markets, such as financial services, franchises/multi-unit organizations, retail brand names, health services and life sciences, technology, credit unions and regional banks, and associations and foundations through its direct sales force. The company was formerly known as Bridgeline Software, Inc. and changed its name to Bridgeline Digital, Inc. in March 2010. Bridgeline Digital, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.