We will be comparing the differences between QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADB) and Bridgeline Digital Inc. (NASDAQ:BLIN) as far as analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Application Software industry.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||10.46M||0.13||23.90M||-2.11||0.00|
Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of QAD Inc. and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of QAD Inc. and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||-228.49%||-200.3%||-98.7%|
QAD Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $0.29 per share and 0.85% dividend yield. Bridgeline Digital Inc. does not offer a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
The shares of both QAD Inc. and Bridgeline Digital Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 11.32% and 18.2% respectively. 76.61% are QAD Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, Bridgeline Digital Inc. has 7.48% of it’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 QAD Inc. has 11.83% stronger performance while Bridgeline Digital Inc. has -0.52% weaker performance.
QAD Inc. beats Bridgeline Digital Inc. on 11 of the 12 factors.
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.
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