Comparing Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) & Its Peers
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 rivals? We will compare Black Knight Financial Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and its rivals’ 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%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Black Knight Financial Services||$1.05 billion||$356.90 million||73.58|
|Black Knight Financial Services Competitors||$2.11 billion||$365.95 million||11.99|
Black Knight Financial Services’ rivals 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 rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Black Knight Financial Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Black Knight Financial Services||0||1||7||0||2.88|
|Black Knight Financial Services Competitors||1003||5125||7742||220||2.51|
Black Knight Financial Services presently has a consensus target price of $46.40, indicating a potential upside of 5.10%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.58%. Given Black Knight Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Black Knight Financial Services is more favorable than its rivals.
Volatility & Risk
Black Knight Financial Services has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Knight Financial Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.9% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.9% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Black Knight Financial Services beats its rivals 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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