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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
BCOR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. BCOR: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCOR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset 0.41
BCOR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. BCOR: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCOR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.89 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.41
0.36
0.98
Interest Coverage 0.82
BCOR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 255.67 vs. BCOR: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCOR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.82
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -0.30
M-Score: 4.90
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.08
BCOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. BCOR: 6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCOR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.03  Med: 2.4 Max: 10.86
Current: 6.08
-62.03
10.86
Net-margin (%) -27.61
BCOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. BCOR: -27.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCOR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.27  Med: 2.88 Max: 26.75
Current: -27.61
-34.27
26.75
ROE (%) -20.79
BCOR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BCOR: -20.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCOR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.79  Med: 2.16 Max: 6.49
Current: -20.79
-20.79
6.49
ROA (%) -8.95
BCOR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BCOR: -8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCOR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.95  Med: 1.89 Max: 5.71
Current: -8.95
-8.95
5.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.06
BCOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.49 vs. BCOR: 19.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -201.18  Med: 21.01 Max: 640.91
Current: 19.06
-201.18
640.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -33.50
BCOR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. BCOR: -33.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.5  Med: 4 Max: 61.3
Current: -33.5
-33.5
61.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -39.00
BCOR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. BCOR: -39.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39  Med: -5.15 Max: 54.2
Current: -39
-39
54.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

BCOR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 1,145,731 sh (+399.16%)
Jim Simons 1,212,570 sh (+10.72%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 547,670 sh (-0.79%)
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Q1 2016

BCOR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Howard Marks 245,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 858,250 sh (+56.71%)
Jim Simons 1,680,600 sh (+38.60%)
Chuck Royce 1,281,253 sh (+11.83%)
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Q2 2016

BCOR Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Alan Fournier 1,133,110 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 40,352 sh (New)
Howard Marks 325,000 sh (+32.65%)
Mario Gabelli 946,200 sh (+10.25%)
Chuck Royce 1,222,853 sh (-4.56%)
Jim Simons 915,400 sh (-45.53%)
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Q3 2016

BCOR Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 19,184 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 101,400 sh (+151.29%)
Jim Simons 1,276,100 sh (+39.40%)
Alan Fournier 1,181,474 sh (+4.27%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 837,680 sh (-11.47%)
Chuck Royce 810,253 sh (-33.74%)
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 519130    SIC: 7374
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Blucora Inc is engaged in operating Internet business. It operates an internet Search & Content business, an online Tax Preparation business, and an E-Commerce business providing search services to users, online tax preparation service & sales services.

Blucora Inc was founded in 1996 and incorporated in the state of Delaware. The Company was named InfoSpace, Inc. prior to a name change in June 2012.The Company provides technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners, and tax professionals. It offers products in wealth management and tax preparation services and helps individuals manage their financial lives. The Company's operating business segments are Wealth Management and Tax Preparation. The Wealth Management business distributes products and services through financial advisors who affiliate with HD Vest's subsidiaries as independent contractors. HD Vest 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 Tax Preparation business provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners, and tax professionals. This segment provides its online service at www.TaxAct.com. TaxAct's professional tax preparer software allows professional tax preparers to prepare and file individual and business returns for their clients. TaxAct offers flexible pricing and packaging options that help tax professionals save money by paying only for the service needed. In addition, the professional tax preparer software includes valuable features that tax professionals. The Company's business is subject to laws and regulations relating to how it conducts operations and anticipate that additional applicable laws and regulations will be enacted in the future.

Guru Investment Theses on Blucora Inc

Zeke Ashton Comments on Blucora - Sep 21, 2015

Our position in Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) takes the form of convertible bonds that mature in April 2019. The bonds pay us 4.25% interest, but include a convertibility function that allows us the option to convert into common shares at a premium to today’s price. This particular investment is one that we would categorize as low risk / low reward, but there is a possibility that the reward could turn out to be much better than that. Blucora’s primary asset is TaxAct, which is an online tax return business that competes with Quicken’s TurboTax and similar services. The company also owns a legacy search engine business as well as an integrated e‐commerce business that primarily offers consumer electronics at value prices. What we find intriguing about the bond is that we believe the company is a very high quality credit given that it has sufficient cash on the balance sheet to pay off the bonds and its business is highly cash generative. We therefore believe that credit risk is low, and we are quite confident that our capital will be repaid at maturity. The potential upside comes from the possibility that the business turns out to be better than the market currently perceives between now and 2019. We calculate that if Blucora simply generates cash at a rate consistent with 2014’s performance for the next several years and allowed that cash to pile up on the balance sheet between now and 2019, the incremental value could easily push the stock price to a figure well above the conversion price, thereby offering us potential equity‐like returns with bond‐like risk. The Fund had approximately 4.9% of NAV invested in the Blucora bonds as of April 30, 2015.

From Zeke Ashton (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2015 semi-annual letter.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 12.30
BCOR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.58 vs. BCOR: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.35
BCOR's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. BCOR: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCOR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.35
0.39
2.54
P/S 1.65
BCOR's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BCOR: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCOR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.86 Max: 16.02
Current: 1.65
1
16.02
PFCF 9.20
BCOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.66 vs. BCOR: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BCOR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.69  Med: 14.08 Max: 290.92
Current: 9.2
4.69
290.92
POCF 8.77
BCOR's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.14 vs. BCOR: 8.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BCOR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.49  Med: 13.12 Max: 882.86
Current: 8.77
4.49
882.86
EV-to-EBIT 58.00
BCOR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. BCOR: 58.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCOR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -112.1  Med: 9.2 Max: 1062
Current: 58
-112.1
1062
EV-to-EBITDA 18.96
BCOR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. BCOR: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCOR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -491.7  Med: 7.2 Max: 115.1
Current: 18.96
-491.7
115.1
Shiller P/E 576.24
BCOR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.55 vs. BCOR: 576.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BCOR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.41  Med: 23.35 Max: 578.2
Current: 576.24
15.41
578.2
Current Ratio 2.18
BCOR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. BCOR: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCOR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 6.37 Max: 27.25
Current: 2.18
1.4
27.25
Quick Ratio 2.18
BCOR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BCOR: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCOR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 6.37 Max: 27.25
Current: 2.18
1.38
27.25
Days Inventory 29.43
BCOR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. BCOR: 29.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BCOR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.43  Med: 385.29 Max: 394.65
Current: 29.43
29.43
394.65
Days Sales Outstanding 6.94
BCOR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 46.80 vs. BCOR: 6.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCOR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 37.92 Max: 192.4
Current: 6.94
1.03
192.4
Days Payable 12.62
BCOR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 59.24 vs. BCOR: 12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BCOR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.47  Med: 39.46 Max: 1598.03
Current: 12.62
11.47
1598.03

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
BCOR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BCOR: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCOR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.3  Med: -2.1 Max: 0.2
Current: -0.1
-22.3
0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.85
BCOR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. BCOR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCOR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.89 Max: 6.52
Current: 0.85
0.28
6.52
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
BCOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. BCOR: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCOR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.68 Max: 111.69
Current: 0.89
0.57
111.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.71
BCOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BCOR: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 7 Max: 53
Current: 1.71
0.1
53

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $372.0
EPS (TTM) $ -2.49
Beta-0.72
Short Percentage of Float4.63%
52-Week Range $4.69 - 15.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)41.72

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 453 469
EPS ($) 0.79 1.20
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.79 1.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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