1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: BroadVision?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, e-commerce business solutions provider BroadVision (NAS: BVSN) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BroadVision's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.


Headquarters (Founded)

Redwood City, Calif. (1993)

Market Cap

$165.1 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$17.6 million


Chairman/CEO Dr. Pehong Chen (since 1993)
CFO Shin-Yuan Tzou (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$54.1 million / $0


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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 69% of the 139 members who have rated BroadVision believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong), touched on BroadVision's seemingly unsustainable valuation:

Look its 1999 all over again? For those of you who don't recall, Broadvision went down in a fiery heap of disaster when the Internet bubble burst, but prior to that it traded very similarly to how it's trading now. What hasn't changed is BroadVision's consistency to lose money. Add those two together and there's little doubt in my mind this 300% share price jump will not hold the test of time.

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