Black Knight (NYSE: BKI) is one of 110 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Black Knight to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.3% of Black Knight shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.8% of Black Knight shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight $1.03 billion $45.80 million 69.46
Black Knight Competitors $2.20 billion $401.02 million 464.33

Black Knight’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Black Knight. Black Knight 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Knight 4.31% 9.10% 4.53%
Black Knight Competitors -57.50% -25.02% -8.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Black Knight and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Knight 0 1 3 0 2.75
Black Knight Competitors 285 2097 4457 89 2.63

Black Knight currently has a consensus target price of $46.25, indicating a potential upside of 2.44%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 13.90%. Given Black Knight’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Black Knight has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Black Knight has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Knight’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Black Knight competitors beat Black Knight on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Black Knight

Black Knight, Inc. provides integrated technology, workflow automation, and data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. The Company’s segments include Technology, and Data and Analytics. The Company’s Technology segment offers software and hosting solutions that support loan servicing, loan origination and settlement services. Its Data and Analytics segment offers data and analytics solutions to the mortgage, real estate and capital markets industries. These solutions include property ownership data, lien data, servicing data, automated valuation models, collateral risk scores, prepayment and default models, lead generation and other data solutions.

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