Cool (NASDAQ:IFON) and Taitron Components (NASDAQ:TAIT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Cool shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Taitron Components shares are held by institutional investors. 32.5% of Cool shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 60.0% of Taitron Components shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cool and Taitron Components, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cool 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taitron Components 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cool and Taitron Components’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cool N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Taitron Components $7.62 million 1.48 $700,000.00 N/A N/A

Taitron Components has higher revenue and earnings than Cool.


Taitron Components pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Cool does not pay a dividend. Taitron Components has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


This table compares Cool and Taitron Components’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cool N/A N/A N/A
Taitron Components 10.38% 6.54% 5.90%


Taitron Components beats Cool on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cool

InfoSonics Corporation manufactures and sells wireless handsets, tablets, and related products to the carriers, distributors, and retailers in Latin America. The company sells its products under the verykool brand. It operates OneClick store located in the El Solar Shopping district in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

About Taitron Components

Taitron Components Incorporated engages in the supply of original designed and manufactured (ODM) electronic components, and distribution of brand name electronic components. It distributes discrete semiconductors, commodity integrated circuits, optoelectronic devices, passive components, transistors, and diodes. The company also provides value-added engineering and turn-key solutions focusing on providing contract electronic manufacturers (CEMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with ODM services for their turn-key projects. It serves other electronic distributors, CEMs, and OEMs in the United States, South Korea, China, Mexico, Taiwan, and internationally. The company has strategic alliances with Teamforce Co. Ltd.; Grand Shine Management Limited; and Zowie Technology Corporation. Taitron Components Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

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