Head-To-Head Contrast: Black Knight (BKI) versus Its Peers

Black Knight (NYSE: BKI) is one of 113 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Black Knight to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Black Knight has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Knight’s rivals have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.3% of Black Knight shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of Black Knight shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Black Knight and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight $1.03 billion $45.80 million 68.23
Black Knight Competitors $2.20 billion $401.02 million 335.30

Black Knight’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Black Knight. Black Knight is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Black Knight and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Knight 0 1 3 0 2.75
Black Knight Competitors 286 2105 4468 90 2.63

Black Knight currently has a consensus price target of $46.25, suggesting a potential upside of 4.28%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 15.50%. Given Black Knight’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Black Knight has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Black Knight and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Knight 4.31% 9.10% 4.53%
Black Knight Competitors -46.89% -22.98% -7.03%

Summary

Black Knight rivals beat Black Knight on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Black Knight 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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