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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.34
BCOR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. BCOR: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCOR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.34
Equity to Asset 0.64
BCOR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BCOR: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCOR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.90 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.64
0.4
0.98
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -0.05
M-Score: -3.34
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -6.63
BCOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BCOR: -6.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCOR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.03  Med: 3.58 Max: 16.24
Current: -6.63
-62.03
16.24
Net-margin (%) -10.54
BCOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. BCOR: -10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCOR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.93  Med: 3.91 Max: 110.67
Current: -10.54
-11.93
110.67
ROE (%) -9.71
BCOR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. BCOR: -9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCOR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.16  Med: 3.67 Max: 25.97
Current: -9.71
-7.16
25.97
ROA (%) -5.89
BCOR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. BCOR: -5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCOR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.89  Med: 2.72 Max: 23.27
Current: -5.89
-3.89
23.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -156.29
BCOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 28.55 vs. BCOR: -156.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -130.47  Med: 57.14 Max: 640.91
Current: -156.29
-130.47
640.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 33.30
BCOR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. BCOR: 33.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.8  Med: 9.80 Max: 61.4
Current: 33.3
-17.8
61.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
BCOR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BCOR: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCOR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.9  Med: 0.70 Max: 54.2
Current: -5.9
-34.9
54.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

BCOR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Zeke Ashton 125,000 sh (+78.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 509,470 sh (-1.90%)
Chuck Royce 334,930 sh (-23.52%)
Jim Simons 132,800 sh (-35.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,565 sh (-63.82%)
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Q2 2015

BCOR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 551,400 sh (+315.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,862 sh (+35.11%)
Mario Gabelli 523,000 sh (+2.66%)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Chuck Royce 281,930 sh (-15.82%)
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Q3 2015

BCOR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Zeke Ashton 70,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,095,163 sh (+98.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,040 sh (+8.80%)
Mario Gabelli 552,020 sh (+5.55%)
Chuck Royce 229,530 sh (-18.59%)
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Q4 2015

BCOR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 547,670 sh (-0.79%)
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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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Zeke Ashton Comments on Blucora Guru stock highlight
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 Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 4.77
BCOR's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. BCOR: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.56
BCOR's P/B is ranked higher than
96% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. BCOR: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCOR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.54
Current: 0.56
0.56
2.54
P/S 0.63
BCOR's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. BCOR: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCOR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.71 Max: 51.53
Current: 0.63
0.63
51.53
PFCF 10.32
BCOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.88 vs. BCOR: 10.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BCOR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.65  Med: 12.82 Max: 315.17
Current: 10.32
5.65
315.17
POCF 8.89
BCOR's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. BCOR: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BCOR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.08  Med: 11.15 Max: 494.4
Current: 8.89
5.08
494.4
Shiller P/E 40.98
BCOR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 41.14 vs. BCOR: 40.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BCOR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.28  Med: 26.97 Max: 79.56
Current: 40.98
16.28
79.56
Current Ratio 6.12
BCOR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BCOR: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCOR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 6.58 Max: 27.25
Current: 6.12
1.4
27.25
Quick Ratio 5.55
BCOR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. BCOR: 5.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCOR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 6.58 Max: 27.25
Current: 5.55
1.38
27.25
Days Inventory 48.09
BCOR's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
83% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. BCOR: 48.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BCOR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.45  Med: 24.26 Max: 33.07
Current: 48.09
15.45
33.07
Days Sales Outstanding 17.37
BCOR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.67 vs. BCOR: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCOR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.48  Med: 37.92 Max: 181.64
Current: 17.37
19.48
181.64
Days Payable 50.73
BCOR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 54.47 vs. BCOR: 50.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BCOR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18  Med: 47.36 Max: 68.18
Current: 50.73
18
68.18

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.10
BCOR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. BCOR: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BCOR' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.16 Max: 119.02
Current: 5.1
0.5
119.02
Price/Tangible Book 3.87
BCOR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BCOR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.91 Max: 320.25
Current: 3.87
0.39
320.25
Price/Projected FCF 0.27
BCOR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. BCOR: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCOR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.91 Max: 6.44
Current: 0.27
0.34
6.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.38
BCOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCOR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.38 Max: 130.49
Current: 0.38
0.6
130.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -15.78
BCOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. BCOR: -15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCOR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.78  Med: 7.90 Max: 45.6
Current: -15.78
-15.78
45.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.16
BCOR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.61 vs. BCOR: 25.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BCOR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.40 Max: 58.2
Current: 25.16
0.2
58.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $487
EPS $ -1.28
Beta0.12
Short Percentage of Float7.47%
52-Week Range $7.45 - 16.66
Shares Outstanding(Mil)40.99

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 466 365
EPS($) 0.28 1.05 1.59
EPS without NRI($) 0.28 1.05 1.59

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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:3EV.Germany,
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 operates as a diverse group of Internet businesses. The Company operates in three segments; Search, Tax Preparation, and E-Commerce. The Company's Search segment is the InfoSpace business; its Tax Preparation segment is the TaxACT business; and its E-Commerce segment is the Monoprice business. Its search business, InfoSpace, provides search services to distribution partners' web properties as well as to its owned and operated web properties. It also distributes aggregated search content through its owned and operated websites, such as Dogpile.com and WebCrawler.com; it also has license rights to certain search products and services, including both non-paid and paid search links. Its Search Customer agreements are with Google and Yahoo!; its partners for distribution of online search services include software application providers, web portals, and internet service providers. Its primary focus for the Search business is on improving the search services offered to its end users, growing end users, maintaining current distribution partners, and adding new distribution partners for its search services. The Company's tax preparation business consists of the operations of TaxACT, Inc. ("TaxACT"), which the Company acquired on January 31, 2012, and provides online tax preparation service for individuals, tax preparation software for individuals and professional tax preparers, and ancillary services. Its TaxACT business's basic federal tax preparation online software service is "free for everyone," meaning that any taxpayer can use the services to e-file his or her federal income return without paying for upgraded services and may do so for every form that the IRS allows to be e-filed. Its software allows professional tax preparers to file individual returns for their clients. Its primary focus for the TaxACT business is on enhancements to the customer experience for tax preparation services and products, including expanding its product offerings, retaining current tax preparation customers, and attracting new customers. Its e-commerce business consists of the operations of Monoprice, Inc. ("Monoprice"), which it acquired on August 22, 2013, and provides self-branded electronics and accessories to both consumers and businesses. It offers products for sale through the www.monoprice.com website, where the E-Commerce revenue is derived, and fulfills orders from its warehouse in Rancho Cucamonga, California; and also sells products through distributor, reseller, and marketplace agreements. It has developed an efficient product cost structure that is enabled by a direct import supply chain solution that eliminates traditional layers of mark-ups imposed by intermediaries. Its focus for the E-Commerce business is on increasing the number of orders through existing and new consumer and
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Headlines

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Third Avenue Management Comments on Blucora Jul 02 2013 
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