Comparing CardConnect Corp (CCN) & Its Peers

CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare CardConnect Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CardConnect Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 125 732 1079 14 2.50

CardConnect Corp currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.76%. Given CardConnect Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CardConnect Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Corp Competitors 8.77% 12.40% 3.99%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Corp Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 944.53

CardConnect Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp. CardConnect Corp 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.

Summary

CardConnect Corp rivals beat CardConnect Corp on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About CardConnect Corp

CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

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