Blucora Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) and Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) compete with each other in the Internet Information Providers sector. We will analyze and compare their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blucora Inc. 560.46M 3.02 44.66M 1.04 27.06
Tucows Inc. 346.01M 2.73 17.14M 1.59 47.40

Demonstrates Blucora Inc. and Tucows Inc. earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation. Tucows Inc. is observed to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Blucora Inc. The company with the lower price-to-earnings out of the two companies is considered for more affordable of the two firms currently. Blucora Inc.’s current price-to-earnings ratio is lower than that of Tucows Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 shows Blucora Inc. and Tucows Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blucora Inc. 7.97% 22.7% 13.6%
Tucows Inc. 4.95% 32.5% 6.4%

Risk and Volatility

Blucora Inc. has a 0.52 beta, while its volatility is 48.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Tucows Inc. on the other hand, has 0.77 beta which makes it 23.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


Blucora Inc.’s Current Ratio is 3 while its Quick Ratio is 3. On the competitive side is, Tucows Inc. which has a 0.8 Current Ratio and a 0.8 Quick Ratio. Blucora Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Tucows Inc.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is shown Blucora Inc. and Tucows Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blucora Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Tucows Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Blucora Inc. has a 16.91% upside potential and a consensus price target of $41.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 0% of Blucora Inc. shares and 67.8% of Tucows Inc. shares. About 2.1% of Blucora Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, Tucows Inc. has 6.3% of it’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Blucora Inc. 5.89% -5.02% -6.54% -22.03% 22.4% 5.22%
Tucows Inc. -3.18% 2.17% 33.02% 37.39% 29.8% 25.24%

For the past year Blucora Inc. was less bullish than Tucows Inc.


Blucora Inc. beats Tucows Inc. on 9 of the 14 factors.

Blucora, Inc. provides technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners, and tax professionals in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Wealth Management and Tax Preparation. The Wealth Management segment offers an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory, and insurance services to financial advisors. The Tax Preparation segment offers digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions through; and ancillary services, including refund payment transfer, data archive, audit defense, stored value cards, and other add-on services. This segment also offers professional tax preparer software. The company was formerly known as InfoSpace, Inc. and changed its name to Blucora, Inc. in June 2012. Blucora, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Tucows Inc. provides network access, domain name registration, email, mobile telephony, and other Internet services in the United States, Canada, and Germany. It operates in two segments, Network Access Services and Domain Services. The Network Access Services segment offers mobile and fixed high-speed Internet access services under the Ting brand, and Internet hosting and network consulting services. The Domain Services segment provides OpenSRS domain service that offers services related to the registration, renewal, transfer, and management of domain names; OpenSRS value-added services, such as hosted email service that provides email delivery and Webmail access to various mailboxes; SSL certificates; Internet security services; publishing tools; and reseller billing services. This segment also offers Platypus billing software, which provides billing, provisioning, and customer care software solutions to Internet service providers (ISPs); Internet domain name registration and email services to individuals and small businesses through its Website; and banner and text advertising services through its Website. Tucows Inc. offers its services through an Internet-based distribution network of ISPs, Web hosting companies, and other providers of Internet services to end-users. The company was formerly known as Infonautics, Inc. and changed its name to Tucows Inc. in August 2001. Tucows Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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