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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.45
BNFT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. BNFT: 1.45 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.45   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.45

Equity to Asset -0.24
BNFT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BNFT: -0.24 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.18   Max: 0.14
Current: -0.24

-3.18
0.14
Z-Score: 0.20
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -42.90
BNFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. BNFT: -42.90 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.91   Max: -0.91
Current: -42.9

-26.91
-0.91
Net-margin (%) -45.32
BNFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. BNFT: -45.32 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -28.98   Max: -3.69
Current: -45.32

-28.98
-3.69
ROA (%) -42.59
BNFT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. BNFT: -42.59 )
BNFT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -57.02   Max: -28.14
Current: -42.59

-57.02
-28.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -170.77
BNFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.79 vs. BNFT: -170.77 )
BNFT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -135.57   Max: -79.26
Current: -170.77

-135.57
-79.26
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Guru Investment Theses on Benefitfocus Inc

Baron Growth Fund Comments on Benefitfocus Inc - Oct 24, 2014

Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) fell in the third quarter, partly due to a secondary offering in July that increased the public float by more than 30%. Benefitfocus is the leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, offering an integrated suite of solutions to help customers more efficiently shop, enroll, manage, and exchange benefits information. We think Benefitfocus serves an addressable market more than 100 times larger than its current business, which should allow it to compound revenue at more than 30% annually. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q3 2014 Report.

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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus - May 12, 2014

After strong performance in 2013, the shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) gave back some gains, as investors digested higher planned investment spending. Benefitfocus is the leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, offering an integrated suite of solutions to help customers more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. The company serves an addressable market that is more than 100 times larger than its current business, which we think should allow it to compound revenue at more than 30% annually. We believe Benefitfocus provides a compelling long-term investment opportunity at its current valuation. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Benefitfocus, Inc.'s (BNFT) shares soared over 80% from its IPO price during the third quarter. Benefitfocus is the leading provider of cloud-based benefits software for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers. The company offers an integrated suite of solutions to help customers more efficiently shop, enroll, manage, and exchange benefits information. We believe that the company serves an addressable market that is more than 100 times larger than its current business, which we expect will allow the company to compound revenue at more than 30% annually. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Inc. - Nov 21, 2013

The Fund initiated a position in Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) a leading provider of cloud- based benefits software which came public during the quarter. The company offers an integrated suite of solutions to help customers shop, enroll, manage, and exchange benefits information. Benefits are presented in a user-friendly manner that allows insured individuals and their dependents to access all their benefits in one place. The company is experiencing accelerating demand due to the Affordable Care Act and a shift towards defined contribution benefits, which requires the enhanced insight and consumer experience only offered by modern software applications. We believe that Benefitfocus serves a vast addressable market. On the employer side, the company has just 348 out of approximately 18,000 domestic employers, implying just 2% penetration. On the carrier side, Benefitfocus currently has just 35 customers out of 313 domestic health insurers. In aggregate, we believe the addressable market is in excess of $10 billion annually. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Top Ranked Articles about Benefitfocus Inc

Baron Growth Fund Comments on Benefitfocus Inc
Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) fell in the third quarter, partly due to a secondary offering in July that increased the public float by more than 30%. Benefitfocus is the leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, offering an integrated suite of solutions to help customers more efficiently shop, enroll, manage, and exchange benefits information. We think Benefitfocus serves an addressable market more than 100 times larger than its current business, which should allow it to compound revenue at more than 30% annually. (Neal Rosenberg) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus
After strong performance in 2013, the shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) gave back some gains, as investors digested higher planned investment spending. Benefitfocus is the leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, offering an integrated suite of solutions to help customers more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. The company serves an addressable market that is more than 100 times larger than its current business, which we think should allow it to compound revenue at more than 30% annually. We believe Benefitfocus provides a compelling long-term investment opportunity at its current valuation. (Neal Rosenberg) Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/S 6.23
BNFT's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BNFT: 6.23 )
BNFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 6.52
Current: 6.23

2.17
6.52
EV-to-EBIT -14.19
BNFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.56 vs. BNFT: -14.19 )
BNFT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -62.9   Max: -8
Current: -14.19

-62.9
-8
Current Ratio 1.69
BNFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BNFT: 1.69 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.69

0.91
2.69
Quick Ratio 1.69
BNFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BNFT: 1.69 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.69

0.91
2.69

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.47
BNFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BNFT: 1.47 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.38
Current: 1.47

0.62
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -7.00
BNFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BNFT: -7.00 )
BNFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -7

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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