Financial Review: Connecture (CNXR) vs. Its Rivals
Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) is one of 45 public companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Connecture to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Connecture and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
38.8% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 68.6% of Connecture shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held 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.
Volatility & Risk
Connecture has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Connecture’s peers have a beta of 1.42, suggesting that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Connecture and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Connecture and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Connecture||$81.89 million||-$26.53 million||-0.27|
|Connecture Competitors||$991.07 million||$116.17 million||643.34|
Connecture’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Connecture. Connecture is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Connecture peers beat Connecture on 7 of the 9 factors compared.
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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