Stock in Focus: Black Knight, Inc. (BKI)

Company Profile:

Black Knight, Inc. provides integrated software, data, and analytics solutions in North America and Internationally. The Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions comprising MSP, a software as a service application platform for mortgage, home equity loans, and lines of credit; Servicing Digital, a web and mobile solution for consumers that provides easy access to customized timely information about their mortgages; Loss Mitigation, an integrated solution that supports retention and liquidation workouts; and Empower, a loan origination system used by lenders to originate mortgages, home equity loans, and HELOCs. This segment also provides LoanCatcher, a cloud-based loan origination system designed for the needs of brokers; and LoanSifter PPE designed to meet the needs of the broker community by providing access to investors and loan products. The Data and Analytics segment offers property ownership data, lien data, servicing data, automated valuation models, collateral risk scores, behavioral models, lead generation, multiple listing service, and other data solutions. The company was formerly known as Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to Black Knight, Inc. in October 2017. Black Knight, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recent News:

On May 31, 2022, the company announced a strategic alliance with Nashville-based Percy – formerly known as Buyside – a data analytics and marketing company that collects and analyzes real estate consumer behavior using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

For the first quarter 2022, the company reported revenues of $387.2 million, an increase of 11%; organic revenue growth of 9%; operating income of $80.2 million, an increase of 18%; operating margin of 20.7% compared to 19.4%; net earnings attributable to Black Knight of $364.6 million compared to $54.1 million for the same period in 2021.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects:

Price to Book Value – P/BV, a ratio used to compare book value to its current market price, to gauge whether a stock is valued properly.

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Price to Earnings – PE, the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its earnings per share (EPS).

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Discounted cash flow – DCF, a valuation method used to estimate the value of an investment based on its expected future cash flows.

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Return on Assets – ROA, indicates how profitable a company is in relation to its total assets, how efficiently uses assets to generate a profit.

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Return on Equity – ROE, a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by equity. a gauge of profitability and efficiency.

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Debt to Equity – evaluate financial leverage, reflects the ability of equity to cover outstanding debts in the event of a business downturn.

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Conclusion:

BKI receives outperform rating in price to bookvalue, price to earnings, discounted cash flow, return on equity and debt to equity. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in the Stochastic oscillator, the MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI stands at 53.6 with positive bias. We rate Black Knight, Inc. (BKI) a BUY.

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