Analyzing Blucora (BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (MOGO)

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) and Mogo Finance Technology (NASDAQ:MOGO) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better …

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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
Blucora 0 1 5 0 2.83
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.

Profitability

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
Blucora 8.98% 13.95% 8.57%
Mogo Finance Technology -39.52% -1,609.72% -15.25%

Summary

Blucora beats Mogo Finance Technology on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blucora Company Profile

Blucora logoBlucora, 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 logoMogo 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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RedDoorz to raise USD 50 million in Series B round

The fundraising will be led by Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners. The funds will be used to enhance the company’s technology and …

Singapore-based budget hotel operator RedDoorz is raising up to USD 50 million for its Series B financing round.

The fundraising will be led by Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners. The funds will be used to enhance the company’s technology and brand.

Last year, the budget hotel booking platform bagged USD 20 million fresh off a pre-series B fundraising round led by members of its previously unannounced 2015 seed and 2016 Series A rounds: the Asia Investment Fund of the Sushquehanna International Group, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, and Jungle Ventures.

RedDoorz plans to allocate this investment towards growth, particularly in Singapore where it is headquartered and the Philippines where it has established a presence. It began operating in Indonesia back in 2015, where it now has more than 21,000 rooms and a team of nearly 500 strong spread across 40 cities.

RedDoorz is just three years old with the aim to fill in the void in the hospitality market to make “it easier for customers to book a property and for property owners to make more money, which makes a lot of sense. Tradition hotel chains still remain ‘traditional’ and this is why our business model is a disruptor in the industry,” according to CEO and founder Amit Saberwal.

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Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) Stake Increased by Chemical Bank

Chemical Bank raised its position in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) by 4.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent …

Broadcom logoChemical Bank raised its position in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) by 4.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,723 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after purchasing an additional 851 shares during the period. Chemical Bank’s holdings in Broadcom were worth $5,524,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HL Financial Services LLC lifted its stake in Broadcom by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 15,940 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $4,053,000 after buying an additional 1,475 shares during the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its stake in Broadcom by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 7,904 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $2,010,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. lifted its stake in Broadcom by 12.3% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 25,991 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $6,609,000 after buying an additional 2,855 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its stake in Broadcom by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 46,996 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $11,950,000 after buying an additional 1,722 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lifted its stake in Broadcom by 7.7% in the fourth quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 50,498 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $12,841,000 after buying an additional 3,613 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.37% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CFO Thomas H. Krause sold 22,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $257.08, for a total transaction of $5,784,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Hock E. Tan sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $254.99, for a total value of $5,099,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 79,723 shares of company stock valued at $20,347,374. Corporate insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have issued reports on AVGO. Cowen cut Broadcom from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $280.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. B. Riley upgraded Broadcom from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $250.00 to $300.00 in a research note on Monday, December 3rd. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $305.00 price objective (up from $300.00) on shares of Broadcom in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Charter Equity upgraded shares of Broadcom from a “market perform” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Broadcom from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 5th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $289.42.

Shares of AVGO stock traded up $0.57 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $269.63. 2,276,897 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,791,847. Broadcom Inc has a fifty-two week low of $197.46 and a fifty-two week high of $286.63. The firm has a market cap of $106.58 billion, a PE ratio of 14.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a quick ratio of 3.41, a current ratio of 3.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

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Broadcom Company Profile

Broadcom Inc designs, develops, and supplies a range of semiconductor devices with a focus on complex digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor based devices and analog III-V based products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Wired Infrastructure, Wireless Communications, Enterprise Storage, and Industrial & Other.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO)

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Mellanox’s Largest Shareholder Starboard Value Sells Its Entire Stake Before the Nvidia Deal Closes

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value isn’t waiting for Nvidia (ticker: NVDA) to complete the acquisition of Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) to realize its …

Starboard noted in a filing last month that it had paid a total of about $152 million for the Mellanox stock, meaning it profited $220 million in the sale. Before the sale, it was Mellanox’s largest shareholder with a 5.9% stake.

Starboard didn’t immediately return a request for comment, but the fund noted in its latest filing that it was “appreciative of the actions taken” by Mellanox’s management and directors “to maximize value for all shareholders of the Issuer and support the proposed acquisition of the Issuer by Nvidia.”

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PACCAR Inc (PCAR) Stake Boosted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Finally, Man Group plc grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 2,061.7% during the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 391,586 shares of the …

PACCAR logoCommonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its stake in shares of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) by 14.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,231 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,130 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in PACCAR were worth $3,150,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of PCAR. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 7,876.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 7,701,443 shares of the company’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 7,604,885 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 7.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,297,074 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,445,476,000 after purchasing an additional 1,830,638 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 33.3% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,026,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $410,954,000 after purchasing an additional 1,505,929 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 26.1% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,043,716 shares of the company’s stock worth $412,121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,249,446 shares during the period. Finally, Man Group plc grew its stake in shares of PACCAR by 2,061.7% during the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 391,586 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,703,000 after purchasing an additional 373,471 shares during the period. 60.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, insider R Preston Feight sold 3,226 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.73, for a total transaction of $221,722.98. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP David J. Danforth sold 1,549 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.49, for a total transaction of $99,895.01. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 6,571 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $423,763.79. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 61,989 shares of company stock valued at $4,160,345. Corporate insiders own 2.64% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:PCAR opened at $68.15 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.92, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.19. PACCAR Inc has a 12-month low of $53.43 and a 12-month high of $72.89.

PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $5.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.71 billion. PACCAR had a net margin of 9.34% and a return on equity of 25.01%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.18 EPS. Analysts forecast that PACCAR Inc will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current year.

PACCAR declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, December 4th that authorizes the company to buyback $500.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 2.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of PACCAR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PACCAR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of PACCAR from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Vertical Research lowered shares of PACCAR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of PACCAR from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $67.22.

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PACCAR Profile

PACCAR Inc designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of commercial and consumer goods.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR)

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