Contrasting Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) and Xura (MESG)

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS) and Xura (NASDAQ:MESG) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.7% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of Black Knight Financial Services shares are owned 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 Black Knight Financial Services and Xura’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Knight Financial Services 13.57% N/A N/A
Xura -37.80% -54.10% -12.53%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Knight Financial Services N/A N/A N/A $0.63 68.33
Xura N/A N/A N/A ($1.55) N/A

Xura is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Black Knight Financial Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Black Knight Financial Services and Xura, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Knight Financial Services 0 1 4 0 2.80
Xura 0 0 0 0 N/A

Black Knight Financial Services presently has a consensus price target of $47.33, suggesting a potential upside of 9.95%.


Black Knight Financial Services beats Xura on 8 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.

Xura Company Profile

Xura, Inc. (Xura) is a United States-based provider of digital communications services. The Company offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a range of mobile devices and platforms. Its digital communications services include Xura Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Xura Rich Communications Suite (RCS), Xura Signaling Fraud Management, Xura Telco-Web Gateways, Xura Communications Suite and Xura Message Controller. Its monetization services include low credit services and value added services. The Company helps communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem through its cloud-based offerings. It also offers Rich Web and Mobile Application Development Framework. The Company helps operators around the world to secure their networks and protect their customers. The Company offers its solutions to people through service providers and enterprises in approximately 140 countries.

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