Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 51 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, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora $491.58 million $92.46 million -241.08
Blucora Competitors $946.15 million $117.75 million 46.26

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Blucora and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora 0 1 3 0 2.75
Blucora Competitors 406 1586 2669 89 2.51

Blucora currently has a consensus price target of $25.33, indicating a potential upside of 16.74%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.39%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blucora is more favorable than its rivals.

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 0.00% 26.38% 6.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

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 rivals have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Blucora rivals beat Blucora on 9 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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