Reviewing CardConnect Corp (CCN) & Its Rivals

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CardConnect Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 125 732 1077 12 2.50

CardConnect Corp currently 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 7.93%. Given CardConnect Corp’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CardConnect Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Corp Competitors 8.91% 12.55% 4.05%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Corp Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 985.80

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CardConnect Corp rivals beat CardConnect Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About CardConnect Corp

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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