Financial Comparison: Angie’s List (ANGI) vs. Blucora (BCOR)

Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) and Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Angie’s List and Blucora’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Angie’s List $588.68 million 1.26 $34.97 million ($0.23) -53.13
Blucora $491.58 million 2.18 $92.46 million ($0.09) -264.69

Blucora has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Angie’s List. Blucora is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Angie’s List, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Angie’s List has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora has a beta of -0.21, indicating that its stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Angie’s List and Blucora, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Angie’s List 1 4 5 0 2.40
Blucora 0 1 3 0 2.75

Angie’s List currently has a consensus price target of $11.91, suggesting a potential downside of 2.57%. Blucora has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 6.33%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Blucora is more favorable than Angie’s List.

Profitability

This table compares Angie’s List and Blucora’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Angie’s List -4.62% -392.52% -8.71%
Blucora -0.46% 11.94% 5.80%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.7% of Angie’s List shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Blucora shares are held by institutional investors. 18.2% of Angie’s List shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of Blucora shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Blucora beats Angie’s List on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Angie’s List

ANGI Homeservices Inc. is focused on creating digital marketplace for home services, connecting homeowners across the globe with home service professionals. The Company operates 10 brands including Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, HomeStars, Instapro, MyBuilder, MyHammer, Travaux, Werkspot, CraftJack and mHelpDesk. The Company’s brand portfolio provides homeowners with tools and resources for home repair, maintenance and improvement projects. Angie’s List is America’s online review platform and provides services ranging from home repair, maintenance and improvement to auto service and health care. HomeAdvisor is the operator of the home services marketplace across the globe. HomeStars is online platform connecting homeowners with home renovators, repairmen and retailers throughout Canada. Instapro is Italy’s home services network connecting homeowners with service professionals for home renovation projects.

About Blucora

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.

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