Benefitfocus Company Profile (NASDAQ:BNFT)

About Benefitfocus

Benefitfocus logoBenefitfocus, Inc. (Benefitfocus) provides cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. The Benefitfocus Platform allows how organizations and individuals shop for, enroll in, manage and exchange benefits. It operates through two business segments: Employer, which derives its revenue from customers that use the Company's services for the provision of benefits to their employees, and administrators acting on behalf of employers, Carrier, which derives its revenue from insurance companies that provide coverage at their own risk. Its products and services for Insurance Carriers include Marketplaces; eEnrollment; eExchange; Core & Advanced Analytics; Integrations; Implementation Services, and Benefits Service Center. Its products and services for employers include Benefitfocus Marketplace, Communication Portal, Benefitstore, Video, ACA Compliance & Reporting, eBilling & Payment, Implementation Services and Benefits Service Center.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: BNFT
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $25.10
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.95
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $33.75
  • 52-Week Range: $30,429,000.00 - $24.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 418.33
  • P/E Growth: -3.46
  • Market Cap: $763.77M
  • Outstanding Shares: 30,429,000
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Net Margins: -20.20%
  • Return on Assets: -28.36%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.50%
  • Current Ratio: 1.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.05%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $39.78 (58.48% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/24/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$33.00View Rating Details
2/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price Target$35.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$35.00View Rating Details
2/7/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017Chardan CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$45.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy -> Outperform$56.00 -> $34.00View Rating Details
8/1/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
5/23/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$38.00View Rating Details
5/5/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
2/24/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$50.00 -> $49.00View Rating Details
8/17/2015First AnalysisInitiated CoverageOverweightView Rating Details
3/20/2015Wells Fargo & CoInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/23/2017Q4 2016($0.12)($0.09)$62.96 million$62.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3($0.32)($0.29)$57.68 million$52.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q2($0.37)($0.22)$56.42 million$57.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1($0.40)($0.29)$54.40 million$54.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q4($0.46)($0.33)$51.80 million$54.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315($0.54)($0.46)$43.28 million$45.43 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215($0.58)($0.53)$42.13 million$42.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115($0.52)($0.48)$41.14 million$42.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414($0.62)($0.39)$38.50 million$40.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314($0.70)($0.62)$33.90 million$34.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214($0.70)($0.62)$31.31 million$32.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q114($0.55)($0.46)$30.02 million$30.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q1($0.34)($0.32)$28.57 million$30.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013($0.40)($0.30)$25.20 million$26.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.41 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.06 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162($0.52)($0.48)($0.50)
Q2 20162($0.54)($0.45)($0.50)
Q3 20163($0.49)($0.34)($0.42)
Q4 20163($0.29)($0.23)($0.25)
Q1 20172($0.31)($0.28)($0.30)
Q2 20172($0.31)($0.22)($0.27)
Q3 20172($0.25)($0.24)($0.25)
Q4 20172($0.18)($0.08)($0.13)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 45.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.97%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/7/2016Stephen M SwadDirectorBuy3,000$26.43$79,290.00View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016Shawn A JenkinsCEOSell10,000$42.03$420,300.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Raymond Alexander AugustCOOSell16,408$39.66$650,741.28View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Mason R Holland JrInsiderSell145,915$42.18$6,154,694.70View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016Francis J PelzerDirectorSell1,530$39.54$60,496.20View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Stephen M SwadDirectorBuy2,000$32.90$65,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Douglas DennerlineDirectorSell3,200$31.85$101,920.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Raymond Alexander AugustCOOSell2,314$32.38$74,927.32View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Shawn A JenkinsCEOSell7,722$32.38$250,038.36View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Stephen M SwadDirectorBuy2,500$39.32$98,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2015Milton AlpernCFOSell5,000$40.52$202,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Mason R Holland JrChairmanSell22,181$41.58$922,285.98View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Mason R Holland JrChairmanSell8,455$41.02$346,824.10View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Mason R Holland JrChairmanSell50,000$41.23$2,061,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Stephen M. SwadDirectorBuy5,000$35.09$175,450.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Andrew L HowellInsiderSell26,116$35.27$921,111.32View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell13,500$35.11$473,985.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Andrew L HowellInsiderSell10,000$35.99$359,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell7,356$25.00$183,900.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell8,000$31.08$248,640.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014Andrew L HowellInsiderSell7,500$30.00$225,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell8,118$25.00$202,950.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell4,500$38.32$172,440.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2014Raheel ZiaDirectorSell2,854,560$36.67$104,676,715.20View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell4,500$46.59$209,655.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2014Milton AlpernCFOSell7,000$45.00$315,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014Milton AlpernCFOSell10,000$41.50$415,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Andrew L HowellCOOSell9,888$40.24$397,893.12View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Milton AlpernCFOSell5,000$40.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Donald R Taylor JrCTOSell4,500$35.85$161,325.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Andrew HowellCOOSell13,539$33.75$456,941.25View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Donald Taylor, Jr.CTOSell6,300$34.00$214,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Donald Taylor, Jr.CTOSell2,100$33.00$69,300.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2013Joseph P DisabatoDirectorSell2,675,450$24.65$65,949,842.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT)
DateHeadline logoBENEFITFOCUS,INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 24 at 8:58 PM logo4:17 pm Benefitfocus beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS above consensus, revs below consensus; guides FY17 EPS above consensus, revs below consensus (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 24 at 3:57 PM logoBENEFITFOCUS,INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 24 at 3:57 PM logoEdited Transcript of BNFT earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-17 10:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 24 at 12:55 PM logoBenefitfocus Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 23 at 8:58 PM logoBenefitfocus reports 4Q loss (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 23 at 8:58 PM logoQ4 2016 Benefitfocus Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 23 at 3:57 PM logoAnalyst Activity – Canaccord Genuity Reiterates Buy on Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 22 at 9:05 PM logo5 Earnings Short-Squeeze Plays: Kohl's Is One of Them (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 22 at 4:03 PM logoBaron Opportunity Fund Shareholder 4th Quarter Commentary (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 21 at 12:18 PM logoBaron Opportunity Fund Comments on Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 21 at 12:18 PM logoBenefitfocus Expands Capacity to Meet Growing Demand for SAP® U.S. Benefits Administration application by Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 14 at 4:32 PM logoCoverage initiated on Benefitfocus by Berenberg (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 9 at 9:12 PM logoBenefitfocus : State of Employee Benefits 2017 Finds HSAs Gaining Traction (NASDAQ:BNFT) - February 1 at 9:18 PM
News IconTrend Strength Monitor on Shares of Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - Market Point (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 31 at 9:16 PM
News IconWhat are Research Firms Saying About Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT)? - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 31 at 9:16 PM logoBenefitfocus Annual State of Employee Benefits Finds Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Gaining Traction (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 31 at 4:14 PM logoMean Rating Of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) At $1.63 - (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 29 at 8:59 PM
News IconRSI, CCI, and ADX Levels in View for Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - Rives Journal (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 29 at 3:58 PM
News IconTicker Watch: Technical Views on Shares of Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - Market Point (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 27 at 9:36 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 26 at 9:45 PM
News IconTrading Watch: Checking in on Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) - The Tribune (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 25 at 4:49 PM logoBenefitfocus Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 23 at 8:42 PM logoBenefitfocus Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 23 at 8:42 PM logoBenefitfocus Wins Silver in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 19 at 5:00 PM
News IconGearing Up For a Bull Run? Analysts Weigh in on Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 18 at 3:24 PM
News IconWhat are Brokerage Firms Saying About Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT)? - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 18 at 3:24 PM
News IconRating Sentiment Worth Watching: Here's how analysts see Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) after this past week. - Fair View Times (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 18 at 3:24 PM
News IconChart Indicators in Focus for Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - Sherwood Daily (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 17 at 4:42 PM logoBenefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Mean Rating At $1.63 - (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 15 at 8:52 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 13 at 2:15 AM
News IconInvestors are Looking at Levels for Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 12 at 4:11 PM logoACORD receives XML asset from Benefitfocus to provide industry-first standard file format for life and ancillary insurance carriers (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 12 at 4:11 PM logoCan Shares Of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Hit $65? - Investor Newswire (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 8 at 8:54 PM logoBenefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Records An Impact Score Of 50 - Investor Newswire (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 7 at 2:34 AM
News IconStock Rating: Benefitfocus (BNFT) Is Now Covered By Chardan Capital. What to Expect? - Thorold News (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 7 at 2:34 AM logoAnalyst Activity – Chardan Capital Initiates Coverage On Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) With a Buy - Market Exclusive (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 7 at 2:34 AM logoAnalyst Activity – Chardan Capital Initiates Coverage On Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) With a Buy (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 6 at 4:16 PM
News IconWhy Chardan Capital Markets Gives Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) $36 Price Target (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 6 at 4:16 PM logoCoverage initiated on Benefitfocus by Chardan Capital Markets (NASDAQ:BNFT) - January 6 at 4:16 PM logoBenefitfocus, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:BNFT) : December 27, 2016 (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 27 at 11:15 AM logoBenefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Mean Rating At $1.71 - (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 26 at 10:52 AM logoBenefitfocus, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BNFT-US : December 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 26 at 10:52 AM
News IconBenefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) Stake Reduced by JPMorgan Chase & Co (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 23 at 4:07 PM logoSentiments And Ratings Alert: Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) - Investor Newswire (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 22 at 4:00 PM
News IconWilliams %R Check on Shares of Benefitfocus Inc. (BNFT) - StockTalk Daily (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 21 at 3:38 PM logoETFs with exposure to Benefitfocus, Inc. : December 21, 2016 (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 21 at 3:38 PM
News IconTechnical Buzz on Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) - Marion Business Daily (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 20 at 8:01 AM
News IconBenefitfocus Inc (BNFT): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock? (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 16 at 3:13 PM logoBenefitfocus Winter Software Release Helps Customers Navigate Health Care in a Post-election Consumer-driven Environment (NASDAQ:BNFT) - December 15 at 4:14 PM


What is Benefitfocus' stock symbol?

Benefitfocus trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BNFT."

Where is Benefitfocus' stock going? Where will Benefitfocus' stock price be in 2017?

10 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Benefitfocus' stock. Their predictions range from $33.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Benefitfocus' share price to reach $39.78 in the next twelve months.

When will Benefitfocus announce their earnings?

Benefitfocus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

What are analysts saying about Benefitfocus stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Benefitfocus stock:

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "In a rare occurrence for a SaaS company, BNFT was slightly shy of top line est. due to lower subscription and also guided to rev. for the year that was $9.5M below the Street owing to healthcare regulatory uncertainty. In addition, the second CFO in 8 months announced his resignation. Given that the stock closed at 4.4x EV/TTM subscription, or 3.7x EV/FTM Subscription, we remain Buy, but are reducing our Price Target to $35 from $41." (2/24/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Benefitfocus, Inc. offers cloud-based software solutions to consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. The Company's platform of products and services enable customers to efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. Benefitfocus, Inc. is based in Charleston, South Carolina. " (2/23/2017)

Who owns Benefitfocus stock?

Benefitfocus' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.33%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (4.84%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (3.32%), State Street Corp (0.73%), Discovery Group I LLC (0.69%) and AlpInvest Partners B.V. (0.13%). Company insiders that own Benefitfocus stock include Andrew L Howell, Donald R Taylor Jr, Douglas Dennerline, Francis J Pelzer, Mason R Holland Jr, Milton Alpern, Raymond Alexander August, Shawn A Jenkins and Stephen M Swad.

Who sold Benefitfocus stock? Who is selling Benefitfocus stock?

Benefitfocus' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Artisan Partners Limited Partnership and AlpInvest Partners B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Benefitfocus stock in the last year include Douglas Dennerline, Francis J Pelzer, Mason R Holland Jr, Raymond Alexander August and Shawn A Jenkins.

Who bought Benefitfocus stock? Who is buying Benefitfocus stock?

Benefitfocus' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Discovery Group I LLC, Trexquant Investment LP, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Menta Capital LLC, Intellectus Partners LLC and First Republic Investment Management Inc..

How do I buy Benefitfocus stock?

Shares of Benefitfocus can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Benefitfocus stock cost?

One share of Benefitfocus stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.10.

Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) Chart for Sunday, February, 26, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by Staff