Blucora Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Blucora Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Company Announces $180 million Acquisition of Monoprice

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blucora, Inc. (NAS: BCOR) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

"We are pleased to announce solid results across both of our businesses in the first half of 2013," said Bill Ruckelshaus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blucora. "InfoSpace continues to expand its distribution network and drive growth with existing partners. TaxACT recorded market share gains in tax year 2012 with enhanced core offerings and new services complementary to the filing process."

Summary Financial Performance: 2Q 2013

($ in millions except per share amounts)

   Q2 2013   Q2 2012   Growth
Revenues$117.2   $100.9   16%
Tax Preparation$22.7$19.119%
Adjusted EBITDA$29.2$24.519%
Non-GAAP Net Income$24.6$21.813%
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS$0.58$0.539%
Net Income









GAAP Diluted EPS





(1) Includes $2.3 million non-cash loss on derivative instrument.
(2) Includes $0.3 million non-cash gain on derivative instrument.
See reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures below.

Segment Information


Segment revenue for the second quarter of 2013 reflects strong growth from search distribution and in our owned and operated properties, up 12 percent and 46 percent, respectively, over the second quarter of 2012. Segment income for the second quarter of 2013 was $17.9 million, up 19 percent over the second quarter of 2012.

Tax Preparation

Segment income for the second quarter of 2013 was $14.4 million, up 21 percent over the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a strong end to the tax season.

Corporate Operating Expenses

Unallocated corporate operating expenses for the second quarter of 2013 were $3.1 million.

Monoprice Acquisition

Today, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Monoprice, a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. The all-cash transaction, valued at $180 million, is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013. For further information, see the acquisition press release issued by the Company today.

Third Quarter Outlook

For the third quarter of 2013, the Company expects revenues to be between $93.5 million and $97.5 million, Adjusted EBITDA to be between $10.0 million and $11.5 million, Non-GAAP Net Income to be between $6.0 million and $7.4 million, or $0.14 to $0.17 per diluted share, and Net Loss to be between $1.8 million and $800 thousand, or $(0.04) to $(0.02) per share. The Company's forward-looking guidance does not reflect the operating results of the Monoprice acquisition nor potential gains or losses from derivative instruments.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live webcast will be held today at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern time during which the Company will further discuss second quarter results, the Monoprice transaction and its outlook for the third quarter of 2013, including tax segment guidance for the third quarter, search segment guidance for the third quarter 2013, and search segment expectations for 2013. The supplemental materials are included in a current report on form 8-K filed today and may be accessed in the Investor Relations section of the Blucora corporate website at A replay of the call will also be available on our website for one year and may be accessed under the "Events & Presentations" section of the Investor Center. You may also listen to the conference call audio on the Blucora YouTube Channel at

About Blucora™

Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Our InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 partners globally. Through TaxACT, we provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. The Blucora team brings decades of experience operating and investing in digitally-enabled businesses. More information about Blucora may be found at Follow and subscribe to us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations due to various risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: general economic, industry, and market sector conditions; the timing and extent of market acceptance of developed products and services and related costs; our dependence on companies to distribute our products and services; the ability to successfully complete and integrate acquired businesses; future acquisitions; the successful execution of the Company's strategic initiatives, operating plans, and marketing strategies; and the condition of our cash investments.A more detailed description of these and certain other factors that could affect actual results is included in Blucora, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-Q and subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.Blucora, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events, or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Blucora, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(1)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Three months endedSix months ended
June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 2013  2012  2013  2012 

Cost of sales (includes amortization of acquired intangible assets

of $1,927, $2,080, $3,867 and $3,591) (1)

Gross profit47,20136,656133,86492,805
Expenses and other loss, net:
Engineering and technology (1)2,5082,4485,0465,021
Sales and marketing (1)14,0678,86950,86328,312
General and administrative (1)6,5575,35612,94116,422
Amortization of intangible assets3,1683,1686,3375,281
Other loss, net (2) 6,304  930  7,309  2,485 
Total expenses and other loss, net 33,128  21,303  83,537  58,588 
Income before income taxes14,07315,35350,32734,217
Income tax expense(5,667)(5,655)(18,313)(13,113)
Net income$8,406 $9,698 $32,014 $21,104 
Net income per share - Basic$0.20 $0.24 $0.78 $0.53 
Net income per share - Diluted (3)$0.20 $0.23 $0.75 $0.51 
Weighted average shares outstanding used in

computing basic net income per share

 41,050  40,116  40,981  39,904 
Weighted average shares outstanding used in

computing diluted net income per share

 42,724  41,245  42,657  41,112 

(1) In the six months ended June 30, 2012, an additional $5.2 million in stock-based compensation expense was recorded in association with the modification of the terms of a warrant and the vesting of a non-employee performance-based equity award, which were both triggered by the acquisition of the TaxACT business, and the related expense was allocated to general and administrative expense.  Stock-based compensation expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 is allocated among the following captions (in thousands):

Three months endedSix months ended
June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,
Stock-Based Compensation 2013  2012  2013  2012 
Cost of sales$228$68$447$148
Engineering and technology319306572562
Sales and marketing5263881,003802
General and administrative 1,680  1,258  3,216  7,216 
Total stock-based compensation expense$2,753 $2,020 $5,238 $8,728 

(2) Other loss, net for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 is allocated among the following captions (in thousands):

Three months endedSix months ended
June 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 2013  2012  2013  2012 
Other Loss, Net
Interest income$(109)$(52)$(164)$(61)
Interest expense2,8901,0094,0381,853
Amortization of debt issuance costs476332583663
Accretion of debt discount9491241,110259
Loss (gain) on derivative instrument2,323(333)1,975(61)
Other (225) (150) (233) (168)

Total other loss, net

$6,304 $930 $7,309 $2,485 

(3) Calculation excludes the income effect of dilutive derivative instruments, net of tax effect, if applicable.

Blucora, Inc.
Preliminary Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands)
June 30,December 31,
 2013  2012 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$217,434$68,278
Short-term investments, available-for-sale198,05994,010
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $10 and $1035,52434,932
Other receivables4,1233,942
Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net 7,185  10,911 
Total current assets462,325212,073
Property and equipment, net8,5657,533
Other intangible assets, net122,611132,815
Other long-term assets 10,589  2,582 
Total assets$834,380 $585,293 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
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