Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ: BLIN) and Imprivata (NYSE:IMPR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
34.0% of Bridgeline Digital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of Imprivata shares are held by institutional investors. 33.8% of Bridgeline Digital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 40.2% of Imprivata shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Bridgeline Digital and Imprivata’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bridgeline Digital||$15.78 million||0.74||-$832,000.00||($1.35)||-2.05|
Imprivata has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Bridgeline Digital. Imprivata is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bridgeline Digital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bridgeline Digital and Imprivata, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Bridgeline Digital and Imprivata’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Bridgeline Digital has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Imprivata has a beta of -1.21, indicating that its share price is 221% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Bridgeline Digital Company Profile
Bridgeline Digital, Inc. is a digital engagement company. The Company’s iAPPS platform is a Web Engagement Management (WEM) platform that integrates Web Content Management, e-commerce, e-marketing, Social Media management and Web Analytics to help marketers deliver digital experiences that engage and convert their customers across all channels. The iAPPS platform is delivered through a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) multi-tenant business model, which provides customers with deployment providing maintenance, daily technical operation and support, or through a perpetual licensing business model. The iAPPS suite of products includes iAPPS Experience Manager, iAPPS Content Manager, iAPPS Commerce, iAPPS Marketier, iAPPS Analyzer, iAPPSds and iAPPS Social. It offers various services, such as digital engagement services, digital strategy services, usability design and information architecture. It provides shared hosting, dedicated hosting and SaaS hosting for its customers.
Imprivata Company Profile
Imprivata, Inc. (Imprivata) is a United States-based healthcare information technology security company. The Company enables healthcare organizations to access, communicate and transact patient information securely. The Company offers Imprivata OneSign, Imprivata Cortext, Imprivata Confirm ID and Imprivata PatientSecure. Imprivata OneSign provides single sign-on, authentication management and virtual desktop roaming, enabling No Click Access to clinical applications and patient information, anytime, anywhere and from any device. Imprivata Cortext enables clinicians to collaborate across care teams and organizations. Imprivata Confirm ID is an identity and two-factor authentication platform for remote access, electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS), medical device access and other clinical authentication workflows. Imprivata PatientSecure is a patient identification solution that uses palm vein recognition biometrics to identify patients at any point of entry to care.
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