Critical Comparison: Black Knight Financial Services (BKI) vs. Its Rivals
Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKI) is one of 121 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 risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and 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%||8.77%||4.53%|
|Black Knight Financial Services Competitors||-44.21%||-25.62%||-9.46%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Black Knight Financial Services||$1,033.30||$45.80||70.69|
|Black Knight Financial Services Competitors||$2,276.27||$423.93||71.85|
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.
Volatility & Risk
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 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Black Knight Financial Services and its competitors, as provided 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||277||2083||4404||86||2.63|
Black Knight Financial Services presently has a consensus target price of $46.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.65%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential downside of 5.79%. Given Black Knight Financial Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Black Knight Financial Services is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
45.1% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Black Knight Financial Services competitors beat Black Knight Financial Services on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Black Knight Financial Services Company Profile
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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