This is therefore a comparing of the institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation in LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN) and Bridgeline Digital Inc. (NASDAQ:BLIN). The two are both Application Software companies that compete with one another.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||11.97M||0.28||12.06M||-2.11||0.00|
We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of LINE Corporation and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of LINE Corporation and Bridgeline Digital Inc.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bridgeline Digital Inc.||-100.75%||-200.3%||-98.7%|
The current Quick Ratio of LINE Corporation is 2.6 while its Current Ratio is 2.6. Meanwhile, Bridgeline Digital Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.7 while its Quick Ratio is 1.7. LINE Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Bridgeline Digital Inc.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
Institutional investors held 2.9% of LINE Corporation shares and 18.2% of Bridgeline Digital Inc. shares. 61.78% are LINE Corporation’s share held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.48% are Bridgeline Digital Inc.’s share held by insiders.
In this table we show 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 LINE Corporation has 5.6% stronger performance while Bridgeline Digital Inc. has -0.52% weaker performance.
LINE Corporation beats on 7 of the 9 factors Bridgeline Digital Inc.
LINE Corporation provides a platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution, and related services primarily in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. The company offers LINE, a cross-platform messenger application that enable users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers, and voice and video calls, as well as serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. It also provides communication and content sales, and advertising services through the LINE platform; and advertising services through LINE advertising, and livedoor and NAVER Matome Web portals. The company was formerly known as NHN Japan Corporation and changed its name to LINE Corporation in April 2013. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. LINE Corporation is a subsidiary of Naver Corporation.
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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