Head-To-Head Analysis: Blucora (BCOR) versus Netflix (NFLX)
Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
Blucora has a beta of -0.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Netflix has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Blucora and Netflix’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blucora||$491.58 million||2.28||$92.46 million||($1.02)||-24.41|
|Netflix||$10.19 billion||7.94||$706.92 million||$0.82||228.48|
Netflix has higher revenue and earnings than Blucora. Blucora is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Netflix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Blucora and Netflix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.2% of Blucora shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.0% of Netflix shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Blucora shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of Netflix shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Blucora and Netflix, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Blucora presently has a consensus target price of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.74%. Netflix has a consensus target price of $178.81, suggesting a potential downside of 4.56%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Blucora is more favorable than Netflix.
Netflix beats Blucora on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Blucora Company Profile
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.
Netflix Company Profile
Netflix, Inc. is a provider an Internet television network. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members in the United States. The International streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment includes services, such as digital optical disc (DVD)-by-mail. The Company’s members can watch original series, documentaries, feature films, as well as television shows and movies directly on their Internet-connected screen, televisions, computers and mobile devices. It offers its streaming services both domestically and internationally. In the United States, its members can receive DVDs delivered to their homes. The Company had members streaming in over 190 countries, as of December 31, 2016.
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