Benefitfocus Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) is a company in the Application Software industry and that’s how we compare it to its competitors. The comparing will be based on the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
Benefitfocus Inc. has 91.2% of its shares held by institutional investors versus an average of 61.93% institutional ownership for its peers. 0.1% of Benefitfocus Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.86% of all Application Software companies shares are held by company insiders.
On first table we have Benefitfocus Inc. and its competitors’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.
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Earnings and Valuation
The following data compares Benefitfocus Inc. and its competitors’ valuation, net profit and top-line revenue.
Table 3 provides breakdown of current ratings for Benefitfocus Inc. and its competitors.
With average price target of $57.5, Benefitfocus Inc. has a potential upside of 16.11%. As a group, Application Software companies have a potential upside of 130.80%. The research analysts’ view based on the results shown earlier is that Benefitfocus Inc. is looking more favorable than its competitors.
In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Benefitfocus Inc. and its competitors.
For the past year Benefitfocus Inc. has -1.47% weaker performance while Benefitfocus Inc.’s competitors have 28.94% stronger performance.
The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Benefitfocus Inc. are 2.9 and 2.9. Competitively, Benefitfocus Inc.’s peers have 2.45 and 2.42 for Current and Quick Ratio. Benefitfocus Inc. has better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Benefitfocus Inc.’s rivals.
Risk & Volatility
A beta of 1.42 shows that Benefitfocus Inc. is 42.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Benefitfocus Inc.’s peers are 21.13% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.21 beta.
Benefitfocus Inc. does not pay a dividend.
Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. It operates through Employer and Carrier segments. The companyÂ’s products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution. Its products for employers include Benefitfocus Marketplace that streamlines online enrollment, employee communication, and benefit administration; Communication Portal, an employee engagement portal; BenefitStore, a solution for employees to avail various ancillary benefits; ACA Compliance and Reporting, a solution for employers to manage ACA compliance; and eBilling and Payment, an electronic invoice presentment and payment application. In addition, the company provides professional and customer support services, which include implementation services, such as discovery, configuration, deployment, integration, testing, training, and technical support; HR support services; and video library services. Further, it offers partner offerings, such as RedBrick Health that provides access to customizable health assessments, digital coaching, tracking, and challenges; LifeLock that allows employees to purchase identity theft protection; SAP SuccessFactors that provides employee performance management solutions; and WageWorks that supports benefits, such as health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement, and other programs. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.