Financial Review: Cool (AWSM) & Avnet (AVT)

Cool (NASDAQ:AWSM) and Avnet (NYSE:AVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Avnet pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Cool does not pay a dividend. Avnet has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Cool and Avnet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cool -37.66% -158.88% -42.24%
Avnet N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cool and Avnet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cool 0 0 0 0 N/A
Avnet 1 2 3 0 2.33

Avnet has a consensus target price of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.17%. Given Avnet’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Avnet is more favorable than Cool.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cool and Avnet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cool $23.39 million 0.58 -$4.67 million N/A N/A
Avnet N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Avnet has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cool.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.1% of Cool shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.4% of Avnet shares are held by institutional investors. 16.3% of Cool shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Avnet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Avnet beats Cool on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cool Company Profile

Cool Holdings, Inc. 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 formerly known as InfoSonics Corporation and changed its name to Cool Holdings, Inc. in June 2018. Cool Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Miami, Florida.

Avnet Company Profile

Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Electronic Components and Premier Farnell. The Electronic Components segment markets and sells semiconductors; electronic components, including interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices; and other integrated components from electronic component manufacturers. This segment also offers customer support services, which facilitate customers to evaluate, design-in, and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems. In addition, it provides integrated solutions, such as technical design, integration, and assembly of embedded products, systems, and solutions primarily for industrial applications, as well as for intelligent embedded and innovative display solutions comprising touch and passive displays. Further, it develops and manufactures standard board and industrial subsystems, and application-specific devices that enable it to produce systems tailored to specific customer requirements. Additionally, this segment offers design chain support that provides engineers with technical design solutions; engineering and technical resources to support product design, bill of materials development, and technical education and training; and supply chain solutions that provide support and logistical services to original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and electronic component manufacturers. It serves various markets, including automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripherals, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, and defense and aerospace. The Premier Farnell segment distributes electronic components primarily to support design engineers, maintenance and test engineers, makers, and entrepreneurs. Avnet, Inc. was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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