Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Connecture to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
Connecture has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Connecture’s rivals have a beta of 1.45, meaning that their average share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Connecture and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Connecture and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.19%. Given Connecture’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
38.6% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Connecture shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Connecture and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Connecture||$81.89 million||-$26.53 million||-0.27|
|Connecture Competitors||$991.07 million||$116.17 million||690.83|
Connecture’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Connecture. Connecture is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Connecture rivals beat Connecture on 7 of the 9 factors compared.
Connecture Company Profile
Connecture, Inc. provides a Web-based consumer shopping, enrollment and retention platform for health insurance distribution. The Company caters its services to health insurance marketplace operators, such as health plans, brokers and exchange operators. It operates through four segments: Enterprise/Commercial, Enterprise/State, Medicare and Private Exchange. The Enterprise/Commercial segment offers insurance distribution solutions to health plans. The Enterprise/State segment offers the sales automation solutions to state Governments, which allow its customers to offer customized individual and small group exchanges. The Medicare segment offers Web-based Medicare plan comparison, prescription drug comparison and enrollment tools for health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, field marketing organizations and call centers. The Private Exchange segment offers defined-contribution benefit exchange solutions to benefit consultants, brokers, exchange operators and aggregators.
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