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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.46
BNFT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. BNFT: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BNFT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.27 Max: 5.11
Current: 0.46
0.46
5.11
Equity-to-Asset -0.22
BNFT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1901 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BNFT: -0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BNFT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.86  Med: -0.19 Max: 0.14
Current: -0.22
-2.86
0.14
Debt-to-Equity -3.24
BNFT's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. BNFT: -3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BNFT' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.82  Med: -1.44 Max: 93.46
Current: -3.24
-5.82
93.46
Debt-to-EBITDA 214.65
BNFT's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BNFT: 214.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BNFT' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.29  Med: -2.04 Max: 214.65
Current: 214.65
-5.29
214.65
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.46
Beneish M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
9.51%
-145.86%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -5.86
BNFT's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1924 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. BNFT: -5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BNFT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.86  Med: -18.92 Max: -0.91
Current: -5.86
-42.86
-0.91
Net Margin % -10.28
BNFT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BNFT: -10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BNFT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.98  Med: -21.9 Max: -3.69
Current: -10.28
-45.98
-3.69
ROA % -15.27
BNFT's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1992 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. BNFT: -15.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BNFT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.02  Med: -34.62 Max: -15.27
Current: -15.27
-57.02
-15.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -20.04
BNFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1954 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.87 vs. BNFT: -20.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BNFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.47  Med: -108.17 Max: -20.04
Current: -20.04
-144.47
-20.04
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -8.60
BNFT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BNFT: -8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
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
BNFT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. BNFT: -31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
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
BNFT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BNFT: -23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
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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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

BNFT Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 396,400 sh (New)
Discovery Group I, LLC 205,547 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,251,416 sh (-1.06%)
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Q1 2017

BNFT Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 178,700 sh (New)
Discovery Group I, LLC 422,005 sh (+105.31%)
Ron Baron 4,222,533 sh (-0.68%)
Steven Cohen 160,300 sh (-59.56%)
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Q2 2017

BNFT Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Joel Greenblatt 7,147 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,247,487 sh (+0.59%)
Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (unchged)
Discovery Group I, LLC 422,005 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 149,800 sh (-16.17%)
Steven Cohen 111,500 sh (-30.44%)
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Q3 2017

BNFT Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (+100.00%)
Discovery Group I, LLC 749,850 sh (+77.69%)
Steven Cohen 125,400 sh (+12.47%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,245,435 sh (-0.05%)
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Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Add 0.59%$27.3 - $36.85 $ 27.00-15%4,247,487
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy$27.3 - $36.85 $ 27.00-15%7,147
Ron Baron 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.68%$25.1 - $31.8 $ 27.00-6%4,222,533
Ron Baron 2016-12-31 Reduce -1.06%0.01%Premium Member Access $29.7 $ 27.00-9%4,251,416
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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 provides cloud-based services and software solutions to employers. The company maintains the Benefitfocus Platform that simplifies shopping, enrolling, managing and exchanging benefits information for its clients in the United States.

Benefitfocus Inc provides cloud-based services and software solutions. The company maintains the Benefitfocus Platform that simplifies shopping, enrolling, managing and exchanging benefits information for its clients. It operates its business in two segments, Employer, and Carrier. With its Employer segment, it enables employers with over 1,000 employees for offering benefits to their employees through the platform. In the other Carrier segment, it sells solutions to insurance carriers to expand. The firm's solutions support the administration of all types of benefits including core medical, dental and other voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs.

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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 434.78
BNFT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. BNFT: 434.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PS Ratio 3.30
BNFT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BNFT: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNFT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.76 Max: 7.76
Current: 3.3
2.17
7.76
EV-to-EBIT -61.71
BNFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. BNFT: -61.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNFT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.5  Med: -21.3 Max: -8.6
Current: -61.71
-74.5
-8.6
EV-to-EBITDA 1630.07
BNFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. BNFT: 1630.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNFT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -382.8  Med: -25.6 Max: 1969.3
Current: 1630.07
-382.8
1969.3
EV-to-Revenue 3.61
BNFT's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
67% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BNFT: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BNFT' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 5.3 Max: 16.9
Current: 3.61
2
16.9
Current Ratio 1.08
BNFT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. BNFT: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BNFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.08
0.91
2.69
Quick Ratio 1.08
BNFT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. BNFT: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BNFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.08
0.91
2.69
Days Sales Outstanding 48.16
BNFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.91 vs. BNFT: 48.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BNFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.33  Med: 55.52 Max: 82.47
Current: 48.16
44.33
82.47
Days Payable 4.14
BNFT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 42.91 vs. BNFT: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BNFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.14  Med: 20.48 Max: 28.22
Current: 4.14
4.14
28.22

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.50
BNFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. BNFT: -7.50 )
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: -7.5
Current: -7.5
-82.4
-7.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.69
BNFT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. BNFT: 0.69 )
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: 0.55  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.69
0.55
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.63
BNFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1997 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BNFT: -1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: -4.7 Max: -1.3
Current: -1.63
-11.6
-1.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $252.62
EPS (TTM) $ -0.83
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float36.42%
52-Week Range $22.30 - 37.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 256 280 316
EPS ($) -0.28 0.05 0.40
EPS without NRI ($) -0.28 0.05 0.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
25.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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