Black Knight Financial Services (BKI) and Its Peers Head to Head Analysis

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKI) is one of 113 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Black Knight Financial Services to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Black Knight Financial Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Knight Financial Services 0 1 3 0 2.75
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors 282 2094 4389 86 2.62

Black Knight Financial Services currently has a consensus price target of $46.25, indicating a potential downside of 0.11%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.14%. Given Black Knight Financial Services’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Black Knight Financial Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Black Knight Financial Services has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Knight Financial Services’ competitors have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.1% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.8% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Knight Financial Services 4.31% 9.10% 4.53%
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors -47.61% -28.35% -9.92%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight Financial Services $1.03 billion $45.80 million 71.23
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors $2.23 billion $415.57 million 256.26

Black Knight Financial Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Black Knight Financial Services. Black Knight Financial Services 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.

Summary

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

About Black Knight Financial Services

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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