Champion Industries (CHMP) and Cimpress (CMPR) Critical Analysis

Champion Industries (OTCMKTS:CHMP) and Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Champion Industries and Cimpress’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Champion Industries N/A N/A N/A
Cimpress 0.22% 19.98% 1.15%

Risk and Volatility

Champion Industries has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cimpress has a beta of 0.04, meaning that its share price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Champion Industries and Cimpress, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Champion Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cimpress 1 1 1 0 2.00

Cimpress has a consensus target price of $134.67, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Cimpress’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cimpress is more favorable than Champion Industries.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Champion Industries and Cimpress’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Champion Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cimpress $2.59 billion 1.44 $43.73 million $0.85 141.95

Cimpress has higher revenue and earnings than Champion Industries.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.3% of Cimpress shares are held by institutional investors. 69.2% of Champion Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of Cimpress shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cimpress beats Champion Industries on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Champion Industries

Champion Industries, Inc. is engaged in the commercial printing and office products and furniture supply business in regional markets east of the Mississippi River. The company also publishes Herald-Dispatch daily newspaper in Huntington, also provides a full range of office products, office furniture and office design services. It also provides printing services ranging from the simplest to the most complex jobs, including business cards, books, tags, labels, brochures, posters and multi-part, continuous and snap-out business forms and offers complete bindery and letterpress services. The company operates its business in two segments: Commercial Printing and Office Products, Office Furniture and Office Design. Champion Industries was founded on July 1, 1992 and is headquartered in Huntington, WV.

About Cimpress

Cimpress N.V. provides various mass customization services in the United States, Germany, and internationally. The company delivers various volumes of individually small-sized customized orders for a range of print, signage, photo merchandise, invitation and announcement, packaging, apparel, and other categories primarily through the Internet. It operates through four segments: Vistaprint, Upload and Print, National Pen, and All Other Businesses. The company's Vistaprint-branded Websites enable approximately 17 million micro businesses create professional-quality marketing products. It also provides professional desktop publishing services for graphic professionals, including local printers, print resellers, graphic artists, advertising agencies, and other customers. In addition, the company offers customized writing instruments and promotional products, apparel, and gifts for small- and medium-sized businesses through direct mail and telesales, as well as an e-commerce site. Further, it provides retail partner and franchise, online printing, digital, Website design and hosting, and email marketing services, as well as order referral and other third-party services. The company was formerly known as Vistaprint N.V. and changed its name to Cimpress N.V. in November 2014. Cimpress N.V. was founded in 1994 and is based in Venlo, the Netherlands.

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