Financial Comparison: Cimpress N.V (CMPR) & Quad Graphics (QUAD)

Cimpress N.V (NASDAQ: CMPR) and Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Cimpress N.V has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quad Graphics has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cimpress N.V and Quad Graphics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cimpress N.V -3.36% -30.23% -1.91%
Quad Graphics 1.92% 22.79% 3.97%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.1% of Cimpress N.V shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of Quad Graphics shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.5% of Cimpress N.V shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of Quad Graphics 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cimpress N.V and Quad Graphics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cimpress N.V 0 5 1 0 2.17
Quad Graphics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cimpress N.V currently has a consensus target price of $89.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.72%. Given Cimpress N.V’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Cimpress N.V is more favorable than Quad Graphics.

Dividends

Quad Graphics pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Cimpress N.V does not pay a dividend. Quad Graphics pays out 76.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cimpress N.V and Quad Graphics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cimpress N.V $2.14 billion 1.47 $126.25 million ($2.34) -43.08
Quad Graphics $4.22 billion 0.21 $474.80 million $1.57 14.80

Quad Graphics has higher revenue and earnings than Cimpress N.V. Cimpress N.V is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quad Graphics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Quad Graphics beats Cimpress N.V on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cimpress N.V

Cimpress N.V., formerly Vistaprint N.V., is a technology driven company, which aggregates through the Internet, large volumes of small, individually customized orders for a spectrum of print, signage, apparel and similar products. The Company operates through segments, which include Vistaprint business unit, Upload and Print business units and All Other business units. The Vistaprint business unit segment represents its Vistaprint-branded Websites and its Webs-branded business. The Vistaprint business unit also sells standard business cards, and focuses on product categories, which include signage, marketing materials, and promotional products and apparel. The Upload and Print business units segment includes the druck.at, Exagroup, Easyflyer, Printdeal, Pixartprinting, Tradeprint, and WIRmachenDRUCK branded businesses. The All Other business units segment includes operations of its Albumprinter and Most of World business units and Corporate Solutions business unit.

About Quad Graphics

Quad/Graphics, Inc. is a marketing services provider. The Company’s segments are United States Print and Related Services, International and Corporate. The United States Print and Related Services segment consists of the Company’s United States printing operations. The United States Print and Related Services segment includes retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, other commercial and specialty printed products, and global paper procurement. The United States Print and Related Services segment also includes marketing and other complementary services, including marketing strategy and data insights. The International segment consists of the Company’s printing operations in Europe and Latin America, including operations in England, France, Germany and Poland, as well as investments in printing operations in Brazil and India.

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