CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CardConnect Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CardConnect Corp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 123 725 1065 12 2.50

CardConnect Corp currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.09%. Given CardConnect Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CardConnect Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its competitors 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 989.28

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its competitors’ 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 10.87% 14.94% 5.51%

Summary

CardConnect Corp competitors 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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