CardConnect (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CardConnect to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Competitors 8.77% 12.40% 3.99%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CardConnect and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 965.01

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CardConnect and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Competitors 125 731 1058 15 2.50

CardConnect currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.53%. Given CardConnect’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CardConnect has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

CardConnect competitors beat CardConnect on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

CardConnect Company Profile

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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