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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.2% of Compass Diversified Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Compass Diversified Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) and Compass Diversified Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) 0 5 1 0 2.17
Compass Diversified Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00

iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) currently has a consensus target price of $170.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.23%. Compass Diversified Holdings has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.04%. Given Compass Diversified Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Compass Diversified Holdings is more favorable than iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF).

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Compass Diversified Holdings $1.17 billion 0.87 $199.58 million ($0.52) -32.60

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

Profitability

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

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

Dividends

Compass Diversified Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. 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 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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).

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