Reviewing Connecture (OTCMKTS:CNXR) & Its Competitors

Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Connecture to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Connecture and its rivals’ 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 1.12% 38.85% 7.65%

Volatility & Risk

Connecture has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Connecture’s rivals have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.8% of Connecture shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 68.6% of Connecture shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Connecture and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Connecture $81.89 million -$26.53 million -0.16
Connecture Competitors $954.98 million $110.67 million 691.41

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Connecture and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Connecture Competitors 418 1632 2744 93 2.51

As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.67%. Given Connecture’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Connecture has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Connecture rivals beat Connecture on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Connecture Company Profile

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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