Connecture (NASDAQ: CNXR) is one of 50 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Connecture to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Connecture and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Connecture Competitors 442 1692 2628 106 2.49

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.54%. Given Connecture’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Connecture has a beta of 2.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Connecture’s competitors have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.8% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 58.1% of Connecture shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Connecture and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Connecture $82.18 million -$8.20 million -0.74
Connecture Competitors $950.86 million $126.85 million 54.31

Connecture’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Connecture. Connecture is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Connecture -21.91% N/A -20.45%
Connecture Competitors 0.37% 27.20% 6.30%

Summary

Connecture competitors beat Connecture on 7 of the 9 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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