Blucora (BCOR) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Review

Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 51 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Blucora to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora $455.91 million -$65.15 million -222.75
Blucora Competitors $1.03 billion $121.10 million 497.86

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

Risk & Volatility

Blucora has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its share price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Blucora and its competitors’ 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 -0.63% 34.96% 5.87%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.1% of Blucora shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Blucora and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora 0 1 3 0 2.75
Blucora Competitors 408 1599 2659 89 2.51

Blucora presently has a consensus target price of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 26.35%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.72%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Blucora is more favorable than its competitors.


Blucora competitors 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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