Financial Survey: CardConnect Corp (CCN) versus The Competition

CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 32 public companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CardConnect Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its peers’ 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 11.12% 15.00% 5.58%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CardConnect Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 125 730 1074 12 2.50

CardConnect Corp presently 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 4.78%. Given CardConnect Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CardConnect Corp is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share 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 906.42

CardConnect Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp. CardConnect Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, 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, 56.3% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CardConnect Corp peers beat CardConnect Corp on 6 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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