Connecture (CNXR) & Its Competitors Critical Review

Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Connecture to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Connecture and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Connecture $81.89 million -$26.53 million -0.25
Connecture Competitors $943.06 million $113.10 million 697.01

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Connecture and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Connecture Competitors 424 1639 2762 93 2.51

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.25%. Given Connecture’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.8% of Connecture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 68.6% of Connecture shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.9% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Connecture -19.38% N/A -17.70%
Connecture Competitors 1.60% 38.04% 7.62%

Summary

Connecture rivals beat Connecture on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Connecture

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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