Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) and iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) (NASDAQ:SOXX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Compass Diversified Holdings and iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Compass Diversified Holdings $1.17 billion 0.89 $199.58 million ($0.52) -33.27
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Compass Diversified Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF).

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.7% of Compass Diversified Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Compass Diversified Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Compass Diversified Holdings and iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Compass Diversified Holdings 2.20% 6.42% 3.06%
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) 537.77% 16.94% 16.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Compass Diversified Holdings and iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF), as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Compass Diversified Holdings 0 0 4 0 3.00
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) 0 5 1 0 2.17

Compass Diversified Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.83%. iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) has a consensus target price of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.36%. Given iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF)’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) is more favorable than Compass Diversified Holdings.

Dividends

Compass Diversified Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) does not pay a dividend. Compass Diversified Holdings pays out -276.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Compass Diversified Holdings beats iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Compass Diversified Holdings Company Profile

Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust) and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages small and middle-market businesses. The Company operates through segments include Acquisition Corp. (5.11 Tactical), The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Manitoba Harvest), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (ACI), AMT Acquisition Corporation (Arnold), Clean Earth Holdings, Inc. (Clean Earth), and Sterno Products, LLC (Sterno) segments. The Company categorizes the businesses into separate groups of businesses, such as branded consumer businesses and niche industrial businesses. The Company also owns a non-controlling interest in Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOX). Compass Group Management LLC, (CGM or the Manager), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of its businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (MSA).

iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) Company Profile

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, formerly iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the United States-listed semiconductor stocks as represented by the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (the Index). The Index is an equity benchmark for the United States-listed semiconductor stocks. The Index includes companies primarily involved in the design, distribution, manufacture and sale of semiconductors. The Fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the Index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the Index. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.

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