Blucora (BCOR) and Its Rivals Financial Comparison

Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Blucora to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Blucora and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora $455.91 million -$65.15 million 681.67
Blucora Competitors $991.07 million $116.17 million 659.79

Blucora’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Blucora. Blucora is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Blucora has a beta of -0.27, indicating that its share price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Blucora and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blucora -0.46% 11.94% 5.80%
Blucora Competitors 2.16% 45.62% 9.17%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Blucora and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora 0 1 3 0 2.75
Blucora Competitors 409 1553 2645 88 2.51

Blucora currently has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 35.29%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.34%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Blucora is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.3% of Blucora shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Blucora shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Blucora rivals beat Blucora on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Blucora Company Profile

Blucora, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. TaxAct, a provider of digital tax preparation solutions. HD Vest’s specialized model provides an open-architecture investment platform and technology tools to help financial advisors identify investment opportunities for their clients. TaxAct offers pricing and packaging options for tax professionals.

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