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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.12
BCOR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. BCOR: 1.12 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.12

Equity to Asset 0.61
BCOR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BCOR: 0.61 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.61

0.4
0.98
Interest Coverage 7.87
BCOR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BCOR: 7.87 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.87   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.87

7.87
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.91
M-Score: -2.48
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 (%) 12.20
BCOR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. BCOR: 12.20 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -180.15   Max: 18.27
Current: 12.2

-180.15
18.27
Net-margin (%) 4.18
BCOR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. BCOR: 4.18 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -310.08   Max: 110.67
Current: 4.18

-310.08
110.67
ROE (%) 5.17
BCOR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. BCOR: 5.17 )
BCOR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.11   Max: 25.97
Current: 5.17

-56.11
25.97
ROA (%) 2.95
BCOR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. BCOR: 2.95 )
BCOR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -52.37   Max: 23.27
Current: 2.95

-52.37
23.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 501.93
BCOR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. BCOR: 501.93 )
BCOR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1000.5   Max: 690.16
Current: 501.93

-1000.5
690.16
Revenue Growth (%) 31.40
BCOR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. BCOR: 31.40 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 61.4
Current: 31.4

-17.8
61.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 27.30
BCOR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. BCOR: 27.30 )
BCOR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.9   Max: 47.5
Current: 27.3

-34.9
47.5
EPS Growth (%) 30.80
BCOR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. BCOR: 30.80 )
BCOR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.2   Max: 102.2
Current: 30.8

-68.2
102.2
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BCOR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 356,500 sh (+29.14%)
Third Avenue Management 726,320 sh (+2.85%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Chuck Royce 420,730 sh (-9.19%)
Zeke Ashton 193,500 sh (-14%)
Jim Simons 1,399,400 sh (-14.02%)
Steven Cohen 1,504,010 sh (-14.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 165,287 sh (-68.52%)
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Q4 2013

BCOR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 1,782 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 371,400 sh (+4.18%)
Third Avenue Management 724,395 sh (-0.27%)
Chuck Royce 384,830 sh (-8.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 147,887 sh (-10.53%)
Steven Cohen 1,093,436 sh (-27.3%)
Jim Simons 1,000,800 sh (-28.48%)
Zeke Ashton 109,400 sh (-43.46%)
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Q1 2014

BCOR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 190,323 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 54,367 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,402,800 sh (+28.29%)
Mario Gabelli 429,605 sh (+15.67%)
Third Avenue Management 775,011 sh (+6.99%)
Steven Cohen 94,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Chuck Royce 354,730 sh (-7.82%)
Jim Simons 325,372 sh (-67.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,900 sh (-77.08%)
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Q2 2014

BCOR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Zeke Ashton 165,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 82,778 sh (+52.26%)
Jim Simons 438,600 sh (+34.8%)
Mario Gabelli 543,975 sh (+26.62%)
Chuck Royce 425,430 sh (+19.93%)
Steven Cohen 472,224 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 678,111 sh (-12.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,700 sh (-44.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,439 sh (-87.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BCOR

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -87.68%0.05%$17.07 - $19.85 $ 15.18-19%23439
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 26.62%0.01%$17.07 - $19.85 $ 15.18-19%543975
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.06%$19.11 - $29.16 $ 15.18-35%190323
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $19.11 - $29.16 $ 15.18-35%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$22.6 - $29.82 $ 15.18-44%1782
Whitney Tilson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.9%$19.63 - $23.61 $ 15.18-27%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$19.63 - $23.61 $ 15.18-27%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 29.14%0.01%$19.63 - $23.61 $ 15.18-27%356500
Third Avenue Management 2013-06-30 New Buy0.26%$14.45 - $19.11 $ 15.18-11%706170
Whitney Tilson 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.71%0.15%$14.45 - $19.11 $ 15.18-11%160000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$14.45 - $19.11 $ 15.18-11%39922
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 86.46%0.01%$14.45 - $19.11 $ 15.18-11%276050
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 Add 101.76%1.16%$14.44 - $16.56 $ 15.18-2%171500
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 410.52%0.01%$14.44 - $16.56 $ 15.18-2%148050
Whitney Tilson 2012-12-31 New Buy1.1%$14.09 - $18.24 $ 15.18-5%85000
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 45%$14.09 - $18.24 $ 15.18-5%29000
John Rogers 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$10.99 - $13.68 $ 15.1831%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 31.23%0.02%$8.37 - $9.81 $ 15.1864%75774
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Guru Investment Theses on Blucora Inc

Third Avenue Management Comments on Blucora - Jul 02, 2013

Blucora (BCOR) is a company that fits within our basket of "special situation" investments, securities whose underlying dynamics do not easily lend themselves to conventional analysis. Although it was a fairly well-known company in prior years under its former name InfoSpace, today it largely flies under the radar of Wall Street investors and analysts (in part due to the June 2012 name change) and in some respects,we believe, is misunderstood.

InfoSpace saw revenues grow by more than 50%compared with 2011. With TaxACT, the business continues to benefit from the ongoing migration of tax preparation away from paper and professionally-prepared filings toward electronic and self-prepared filings. In 2012, TaxACT saw revenues grow by more than 10% compared with 2011.

In addition to these strongly growing businesses, Blucora benefits from a large "hidden asset"—more than $700 million of net operating loss (NOL) carry forwards (from years ago when the company was unprofitable) that will largely enable Blucora to manage its tax bills over the next decade. As Blucora generates more profits more of the inherent value in the NOLs will be unlocked. Just as this was a significant part of the rationale for Blucora's acquisition of TaxACT, management, stacked with private equity experience, is actively looking to acquire another profitable business as we write this letter. In fact, Blucora just issued (in March )$200 million of convertible debt to combine with its current net cash of about $150 million for the very purpose of making another attractive acquisition like TaxACT. The issuance of that convertible security was the proximate cause of a temporary drop in the stock price, a catalyst for us to initiate our position at a very attractive entry point.

A further consequence of Blucora's NOLs is that the market valuation of the company does not necessarily appear inexpensive on the surface. The company's non-cash tax expense combined with other non-cash expenses (e.g., amortization of intangibles from the acquisition of TaxACT) causes Blucora's reported GAAP1 earnings to be dramatically lower than its cash earnings. As a result Blucora Common will likely miss those investor screens dependent on earnings-based analysis. In our case, we were able to invest in Blucora at a valuation of less than five times the company's trailing adjusted EBITDA2, a multiple normally attached to shrinking or highly cyclical companies.

Shortly after the Fund's quarter-end, Blucora reported strong results for its own fiscal first quarter with continued growth in both of its businesses (as well as market share gains in the case of TaxACT) and very strong free cash flow generation. We expect that the ongoing strength within the two businesses and/or another acquisition by the company will continue waking investors up to this special situation holding

From Third Avenue Management's semi-annual 2013 commentary.
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In the third quarter of 2013, billionaire investors and insiders were actively trading BCOR and XLS: The Internet company Blucora Inc. (BCOR) is up 79% since January over 12 months. According to Bloomberg, the company’s Internet service called Infospace, a technology that gathers information and results from major search engines, benefited from the ad revenue brought in by new partners. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.60
BCOR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 55.50 vs. BCOR: 25.60 )
BCOR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 207.17
Current: 25.6

4.48
207.17
P/B 1.10
BCOR's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. BCOR: 1.10 )
BCOR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.1

0.7
3.41
P/S 1.02
BCOR's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BCOR: 1.02 )
BCOR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 51.53
Current: 1.02

0.99
51.53
PFCF 8.83
BCOR's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 8.83 )
BCOR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.65   Max: 315.17
Current: 8.83

5.65
315.17
EV-to-EBIT 7.45
BCOR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 42.39 vs. BCOR: 7.45 )
BCOR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 1123.3
Current: 7.45

2.3
1123.3
PEG 0.67
BCOR's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 0.67 )
BCOR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.67

0.59
1.11
Shiller P/E 40.90
BCOR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 40.90 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 321.25
Current: 40.9

5.08
321.25
Current Ratio 4.43
BCOR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. BCOR: 4.43 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 27.25
Current: 4.43

1.4
27.25
Quick Ratio 4.05
BCOR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. BCOR: 4.05 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 27.25
Current: 4.05

1.38
27.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 44.65
BCOR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. BCOR: 44.65 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 320.25
Current: 44.65

0.39
320.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.61
BCOR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 0.61 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 6.44
Current: 0.61

0.34
6.44
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
BCOR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BCOR: 0.53 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 116.05
Current: 0.53

0.56
116.05
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.03
BCOR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCOR: 1.03 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.03

0.37
3.17
Price/Graham Number 6.75
BCOR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BCOR: 6.75 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 13.07
Current: 6.75

0.56
13.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.40
BCOR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BCOR: 13.40 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 43.7
Current: 13.4

0.1
43.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 47.40
BCOR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. BCOR: 47.40 )
BCOR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.1   Max: 53.1
Current: 47.4

-3.1
53.1

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Blucora Inc was founded in 1996 and incorporated in the state of Delaware. The Company develops search tools and technologies that help consumers find content and information on the Internet. Its search solutions enable Internet users to locate and view content, information, merchants, individuals, and products online. It offers search services through its own web sites, such as Dogpile.com, WebCrawler.com, MetaCrawler.com, and WebFetch.com, as well as through the web sites of distribution partners. Partner versions of its web offerings are generally private-labeled and delivered in a customized manner that addresses the unique requirements of each distribution partner. Its search offerings differ from most other mainstream search services in that they utilize its 'metasearch' technology that selects results from several search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, among others, which serve as its content providers. Some content providers, such as Google and Yahoo!, pay the Company to distribute their content, and it refers to those providers as its Search Customers. On January 31, 2012, it acquired TaxACT Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, 2nd Story Software, Inc., operator of the TaxACT income tax preparation business. The TaxACT business consists of an online tax preparation service for individuals, tax preparation software for individuals and professional tax preparers, and ancillary data storage and financial services. Its revenue is derived from search content providers who provide paid search links for display as part of its search services. From these content providers, whom it refers to as its Search Customers, it 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 its online search services include internet service providers, web portals, and software application providers.
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