Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS) is one of 197 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Black Knight Financial Services to related companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Black Knight Financial Services has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Knight Financial Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 3.96% 8.29% 4.28%
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors -23.99% -65.39% -4.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current 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 6 0 2.86
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors 994 5095 7711 220 2.51

Black Knight Financial Services presently has a consensus price target of $46.40, indicating a potential upside of 9.56%. All “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.41%. Given Black Knight Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Black Knight Financial Services is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight Financial Services $1.05 billion $356.90 million 70.58
Black Knight Financial Services Competitors $2.11 billion $365.18 million 11.04

Black Knight Financial Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Black Knight Financial Services. Black Knight Financial Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.9% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.9% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Black Knight Financial Services beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Black Knight Financial Services Company Profile

Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, 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. The Technology segment provides applications and services, such as servicing technology and origination technology. 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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