Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ:MOGO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.1% of Blucora shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Mogo Finance Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Blucora shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blucora||$560.46 million||2.42||$50.63 million||$1.52||18.47|
|Mogo Finance Technology||$37.54 million||1.57||-$15.21 million||($0.68)||-3.75|
Blucora has higher revenue and earnings than Mogo Finance Technology. Mogo Finance Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Blucora, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mogo Finance Technology||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Blucora presently has a consensus price target of $38.05, indicating a potential upside of 35.49%. Mogo Finance Technology has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 174.51%. Given Mogo Finance Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mogo Finance Technology is more favorable than Blucora.
This table compares Blucora and Mogo Finance Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mogo Finance Technology||-39.52%||-1,609.72%||-15.25%|
Blucora beats Mogo Finance Technology on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Blucora Company Profile
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 provides digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions for consumers and small business owners through TaxAct.com; and ancillary services, including refund payment transfer, audit defense, stored value cards, retirement investment accounts, tax preparation support services, data archive services, and e-filing 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 Irving, Texas.
Mogo Finance Technology Company Profile
Mogo Finance Technology Inc. operates as a financial technology company in Canada. The company offers its products to help consumers enhance their financial health. It offers digital access to free monthly credit score monitoring; MogoCard, a Mogo Platinum Prepaid Visa card; MogoMoney personal loans; MogoProtect to identity fraud protection; and MogoMortgage, a digital mortgage brokerage solution. Mogo Finance Technology Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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