Head to Head Review: CardConnect Corp (CCN) & The Competition

CardConnect Corp (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CardConnect Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect Corp N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Corp Competitors $2.32 billion $214.44 million 910.01

CardConnect Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect Corp. CardConnect Corp 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CardConnect Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect Corp -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Corp Competitors 11.01% 15.35% 5.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CardConnect Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect Corp 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Corp Competitors 130 836 1221 15 2.51

CardConnect Corp currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.93%. Given CardConnect Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe CardConnect Corp is more favorable than its rivals.


CardConnect Corp rivals beat CardConnect Corp on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About CardConnect Corp

CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

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