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.

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
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Connecture Competitors 414 1566 2656 90 2.51

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.13%. Given Connecture’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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.

Profitability

This table compares Connecture and its peers’ 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 2.13% 45.43% 9.13%

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.

Summary

Connecture peers 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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