Contrasting Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) & Sapient Corp (SAPE)

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS) and Sapient Corp (NASDAQ:SAPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.7% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. 30.8% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and Sapient Corp’s 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%
Sapient Corp 6.13% 14.00% 8.96%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Black Knight Financial Services and Sapient Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight Financial Services $1.05 billion 2.74 $356.90 million $0.60 71.75
Sapient Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Black Knight Financial Services has higher revenue and earnings than Sapient Corp.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Black Knight Financial Services and Sapient Corp, 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
Sapient Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Black Knight Financial Services currently has a consensus target price of $46.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.01%. Given Black Knight Financial Services’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Black Knight Financial Services is more favorable than Sapient Corp.

Summary

Black Knight Financial Services beats Sapient Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Sapient Corp Company Profile

Sapient Corporation (Sapient) is a global services company, which helps clients leverage marketing and technology to transform their businesses. The Company operates in three business units: SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets, and Sapient Government Services. SapientNitro provides integrated marketing and creative services, Web and interactive development, advertising, media planning and buying, strategic planning and marketing analytics, multi-channel commerce strategy and solutions, including a focus on mobile, and content and asset management strategies and solutions. Through this business unit, it combines multi-channel marketing and commerce. Sapient Global Markets provides integrated advisory, program management, analytics, technology and operations services to capital and commodity markets. Sapient Government Services provides consulting, technology, and marketing services to the United States government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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