Financial Contrast: Blucora (BCOR) versus Its Peers
Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Blucora to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
Blucora has a beta of -0.21, meaning that its stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora’s rivals have a beta of 1.35, meaning that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Blucora and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blucora||$491.58 million||$92.46 million||-24.46|
|Blucora Competitors||$942.22 million||$116.70 million||56.02|
Blucora’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Blucora. Blucora is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.2% of Blucora shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.1% of Blucora shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Blucora and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Blucora and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Blucora presently has a consensus target price of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.54%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.95%. Given Blucora’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Blucora has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Blucora rivals beat Blucora on 9 of the 12 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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