Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Blucora to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Blucora has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora’s peers have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.4% of Blucora shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Blucora shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Blucora and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora $455.91 million -$65.15 million -232.75
Blucora Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million -20.50

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

Profitability

This table compares Blucora and its peers’ 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 -0.25% 26.46% 6.10%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora 0 1 3 0 2.75
Blucora Competitors 406 1593 2672 89 2.51

Blucora currently has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 20.92%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.14%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Blucora is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Blucora peers beat Blucora on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Blucora

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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