Analyzing Connecture (CNXR) and Great Elm Capital Group (GEC)

Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ:GEC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Connecture and Great Elm Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Connecture $76.74 million 0.10 -$15.54 million N/A N/A
Great Elm Capital Group $4.93 million 19.12 -$15.20 million N/A N/A

Great Elm Capital Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Connecture.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.2% of Connecture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. 68.6% of Connecture shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Great Elm Capital Group shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Connecture and Great Elm Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Connecture -20.25% N/A -18.17%
Great Elm Capital Group -95.18% -14.42% -10.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Connecture and Great Elm Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Connecture 0 0 0 0 N/A
Great Elm Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Connecture has a beta of 3.15, meaning that its share price is 215% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Elm Capital Group has a beta of -0.02, meaning that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Connecture beats Great Elm Capital Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Connecture Company Profile

Connecture, Inc. provides a Web-based consumer shopping, enrollment and retention platform for health insurance distribution. The Company caters its services to health insurance marketplace operators, such as health plans, brokers and exchange operators. It operates through four segments: Enterprise/Commercial, Enterprise/State, Medicare and Private Exchange. The Enterprise/Commercial segment offers insurance distribution solutions to health plans. The Enterprise/State segment offers the sales automation solutions to state Governments, which allow its customers to offer customized individual and small group exchanges. The Medicare segment offers Web-based Medicare plan comparison, prescription drug comparison and enrollment tools for health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, field marketing organizations and call centers. The Private Exchange segment offers defined-contribution benefit exchange solutions to benefit consultants, brokers, exchange operators and aggregators.

Great Elm Capital Group Company Profile

Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, it was involved in developing patents for allowing mobile devices to connect to the Internet and enabling mobile communications. The company focuses on investment management business. The company was formerly known as Unwired Planet, Inc. and changed its name to Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. in June 2016. Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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