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

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect and its rivals’ 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% 12.41% 3.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CardConnect and its rivals, as reported 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 presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating 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 possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CardConnect is more favorable than its rivals.

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CardConnect and its rivals gross 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 944.54

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

Summary

CardConnect rivals beat CardConnect on 6 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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