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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 0.53
NAS:BNFT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 1973 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. NAS:BNFT: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:BNFT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.68 Max: N/A
Current: 0.53
Equity-to-Asset -0.20
NAS:BNFT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1841 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NAS:BNFT: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:BNFT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.86  Med: -0.19 Max: 0.14
Current: -0.2
-2.86
0.14
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.30
Beneish M-Score: -3.47
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 % -10.43
NAS:BNFT's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. NAS:BNFT: -10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:BNFT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.86  Med: -18.92 Max: -0.91
Current: -10.43
-42.86
-0.91
Net Margin % -14.17
NAS:BNFT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. NAS:BNFT: -14.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:BNFT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.98  Med: -21.9 Max: -3.69
Current: -14.17
-45.98
-3.69
ROA % -21.32
NAS:BNFT's ROA % is ranked lower than
83% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. NAS:BNFT: -21.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:BNFT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.02  Med: -34.62 Max: -21.32
Current: -21.32
-57.02
-21.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -38.98
NAS:BNFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.72 vs. NAS:BNFT: -38.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:BNFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.47  Med: -108.17 Max: -38.98
Current: -38.98
-144.47
-38.98
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -8.60
NAS:BNFT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NAS:BNFT: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:BNFT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.3  Med: -17.9 Max: -0.5
Current: -8.6
-27.3
-0.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -31.20
NAS:BNFT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NAS:BNFT: -31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:BNFT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: 18.4 Max: 19.2
Current: -31.2
-31.2
19.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -23.30
NAS:BNFT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. NAS:BNFT: -23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:BNFT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.3  Med: -8.75 Max: 97.2
Current: -23.3
-23.3
97.2
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:BTF.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Benefitfocus Inc provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers. The Company's products are available for Employers & Insurance Carriers.

Guru Investment Theses on Benefitfocus Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus - Jun 07, 2017

Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) fell in the first quarter after the company reported 2017 guidance that was lower than analysts expected. We see several short-term headwinds, including longer implementation periods for national accounts, slower employer signings because of a sales force restructuring, and a revenue share of BenefitStore commissions. While we believe these headwinds will weigh on reported growth through mid-2017, we don’t believe they impact its large long-term growth opportunity. (Neal Rosenberg)



From the Baron Focused Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Benefitfocus - Apr 20, 2017

Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) were down in the quarter after the company reported 2017 guidance that was lower than analysts expected. We are aware of several short-term headwinds, including longer-than-expected implementation periods for large national accounts (resulting in delayed revenue recognition of these sizable deals), slower employer signings because of a sales restructuring (which created the national account team) and uncertainty in the market due to the political situation surrounding the Affordable Care Act. While we believe these headwinds will weigh on reported growth through mid-2017, we don’t believe they impact the significant long-term opportunity. (Neal Rosenberg)



From the Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Benefitfocus - Feb 21, 2017

Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) detracted from fourth quarter performance. The company provided modestly lower-than-expected guidance for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company’s management team addressed several short-term headwinds, including longer-than-expected implementation periods for new national accounts (these larger and more complex accounts will go live in the first half of 2017 rather than the second half of 2016), slower employer signings because of a sales restructuring to create a team focused on national accounts, and a revenue share with traditional brokers of BenefitStore voluntary benefit commissions. While these headwinds will likely weigh on reported growth through mid-2017, we don’t believe they impact the significant long-term opportunity. In fact, we believe the company’s success winning large national accounts is a major long-term positive, as these accounts are far larger and typically purchase multiple products. Indeed, in the third quarter, the company signed six national accounts with between 10,000-120,000 employees (vs. typical accounts that average around 3,000 employees). (Neal Rosenberg)



From Baron Funds' Baron Opportunity Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus - Aug 08, 2016

Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) contributed to second quarter performance, driven by outstanding financial results. The company generated traction in new logo acquisition and cross-sales of new modules, including BenefitStore. Profitability also continues to scale ahead of expectations, and the company now expects to reach EBITDA breakeven in the fourth quarter in 2016. We believe Benefitfocus can continue to compound revenue at a low-to-mid 30% rate and generate substantial profitability over time. (Neal Rosenberg)



Baron Focused Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Inc. - Nov 06, 2015

Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc., (NASDAQ:BNFT) a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, detracted from the third quarter performance after performing well earlier in the year. The company conducted a secondary offering during the third quarter, which we believe weighed on the stock. It continued to generate robust financial results, growing its employee customer count by 36% and demonstrating initial traction with its newly launched modules. We believe that Benefitfocus serves an addressable market that is more than 100 times larger than its current business. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Baron Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Inc. - Aug 24, 2015

Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, contributed to performance. The company generated robust first quarter results and announced a reseller agreement with SAP, which we believe will be an important long-term accelerant to sales. The stock’s multiple has been expanding since February, when the company received a strategic investment from private exchange operator Mercer. We believe Benefitfocus serves an addressable market more than 100 times larger than its current business. (Neal Rosenberg)





From Baron Funds' second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Inc. - Aug 19, 2015

Shares of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software, contributed to performance. The company generated robust first quarter results and announced a reseller agreement with SAP, which we believe will be an important long-term catalyst to accelerating sales. The stock’s multiple has been expanding since February, when the company received a strategic investment from private exchange operator Mercer. We believe Benefitfocus serves an addressable market more than 100 times larger than its current business. (Neal Rosenberg)





From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2015 commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about Benefitfocus Inc

Benefitfocus Summer Software Release Advances Plan Personalization, Communications and Data Exchange for Open Enrollment Success
Baron Funds Comments on Benefitfocus Guru stock highlight
Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) fell in the first quarter after the company reported 2017 guidance that was lower than analysts expected. We see several short-term headwinds, including longer implementation periods for national accounts, slower employer signings because of a sales force restructuring, and a revenue share of BenefitStore commissions. While we believe these headwinds will weigh on reported growth through mid-2017, we don’t believe they impact its large long-term growth opportunity. (Neal Rosenberg) Read more...
Benefitfocus Data Finds Voluntary Benefits Gaining Popularity Across the Country, with the Midwest in the Lead
BENEFITFOCUS® Marketplace Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2017 American Business Awards(SM)
Benefitfocus Helps Manufacturers Build a Productive, Healthy and Informed Workforce
Benefitfocus to Present at the Jefferies Technology Group Investor Conference
Benefitfocus Prepares for Open Enrollment 2018 with "Open Enrollment Success Week"
Benefitfocus Data Finds Employers in Education, Manufacturing and Retail Taking on Greater Share of Premiums for High-Deductible Health Plans to Drive Adoption
Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Benefitfocus Guru stock highlight
Shares of benefits software vendor Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) were down in the quarter after the company reported 2017 guidance that was lower than analysts expected. We are aware of several short-term headwinds, including longer-than-expected implementation periods for large national accounts (resulting in delayed revenue recognition of these sizable deals), slower employer signings because of a sales restructuring (which created the national account team) and uncertainty in the market due to the political situation surrounding the Affordable Care Act. While we believe these headwinds will weigh on reported growth through mid-2017, we don’t believe they impact the significant long-term opportunity. (Neal Rosenberg) Read more...
Benefitfocus and Zions Bancorporation to Share Best Practices in CDHP Design & Adoption at Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

Ratios

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PS Ratio 4.34
BNFT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. BNFT: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNFT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.87 Max: 7.76
Current: 4.34
2.17
7.76
Current Ratio 1.25
BNFT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BNFT: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BNFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.25
0.91
2.69
Quick Ratio 1.25
BNFT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BNFT: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BNFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.25
0.91
2.69
Days Sales Outstanding 35.94
BNFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. BNFT: 35.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BNFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.94  Med: 55.52 Max: 82.47
Current: 35.94
35.94
82.47
Days Payable 14.91
BNFT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.70 vs. BNFT: 14.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BNFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.39  Med: 20.48 Max: 28.22
Current: 14.91
7.39
28.22

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.70
BNFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. BNFT: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BNFT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.4  Med: -65.1 Max: -6.7
Current: -6.7
-82.4
-6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
BNFT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BNFT: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BNFT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.89
0.54
1.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.25
BNFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1987 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. BNFT: -2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: -4.8 Max: -1.6
Current: -2.25
-11.6
-1.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $242.71
EPS (TTM) $ -1.14
Beta1.39
Short Percentage of Float44.45%
52-Week Range $24.55 - 44.98
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 266 315 380
EPS ($) -0.31 0.11 0.50
EPS without NRI ($) -0.31 0.11 0.50
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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