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 related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
38.8% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.4% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Connecture and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Connecture has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Connecture’s peers have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Connecture and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.55%. Given Connecture’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Connecture and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Connecture||$81.89 million||-$26.53 million||-0.32|
|Connecture Competitors||$991.07 million||$116.17 million||641.17|
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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