Financial Review: Blackline (BL) & Cvent (CVT)

Blackline (NASDAQ: BL) and Cvent (NYSE:CVT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Blackline and Cvent’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blackline $177.03 million 11.67 -$38.06 million ($0.73) -53.48
Cvent N/A N/A N/A ($0.57) N/A

Cvent has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Blackline. Blackline is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cvent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Blackline and Cvent, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blackline 1 0 5 0 2.67
Cvent 0 0 0 0 N/A

Blackline currently has a consensus target price of $39.25, suggesting a potential upside of 0.54%.


This table compares Blackline and Cvent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blackline -21.50% -6.55% -4.57%
Cvent -9.84% -12.55% -6.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.1% of Blackline shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Cvent shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Blackline shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of Cvent shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Blackline beats Cvent on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blackline Company Profile

BlackLine, Inc. is a holding company. The Company provides cloud-based software platform that is designed to automate and streamline accounting and finance operations. Its platform supports accounting processes, such as the financial close, account reconciliation, intercompany accounting and controls assurance. Its platform consists of seven core cloud-based products, including Account Reconciliation, Task Management, Transaction Matching, Journal Entry, Variance Analysis, Consolidation Integrity Manager and Daily Reconciliation. The Company’s solutions include Reconciliation Management and Financial Close Management and Insights. It operates through two geographical regions, which include the United States and International. As of December 31, 2016, its software integrated with, and obtained data from, more than 30 various enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including NetSuite, Oracle and Workday, as well as many other financial systems and applications.

Cvent Company Profile

Cvent, Inc. is a cloud-based enterprise event management company. The Company provides solutions for both sides of the events and meetings value chain, such as event and meeting planners, through its Event Cloud, and hoteliers and venues, through its Hospitality Cloud. The Company offers planners a platform that addresses the entire lifecycle of events and meetings, including budgeting, planning, venue sourcing, marketing, management and measurement of meetings. It offers over six product categories, on over two integrated clouds, the Event Cloud and the Hospitality Cloud. The Event Cloud includes approximately five product categories, such as event management software, enterprise solutions software, mobile event applications, pre- and post-event feedback management software, and onsite event solutions. The Hospitality Cloud includes over three product categories, including group marketing solutions, group demand management, and group business intelligence for hotels and venues.

Receive News & Ratings for Blackline Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Blackline and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.


Leave a Reply

share news on Facebook
tweet this investment news
share on linkedin
share on StockTwits
share on Google Plus
share on reddit