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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 944.58

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.

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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CardConnect and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Competitors 125 732 1079 14 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 5.58%. Given CardConnect’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CardConnect is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CardConnect competitors beat CardConnect on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About CardConnect

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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