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How to buy Compass Diversified stock | $21.04

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Compass Diversified is a conglomerates business based in the US. Compass Diversified shares (CODI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Compass Diversified employs 4,002 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

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  3. Search for Compass Diversified. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CODI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Compass Diversified reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$21.04, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Compass Diversified, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Compass Diversified. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Compass Diversified share price

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Compass Diversified shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$21.04
52-week rangeUSD$10.1296 - USD$23.8879
50-day moving average USD$19.6133
200-day moving average USD$17.9643
Wall St. target priceUSD$21.7
PE ratio 3.7438
Dividend yield USD$1.44 (7.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.059

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Is it a good time to buy Compass Diversified stock?

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Compass Diversified price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.04 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-14) -0.99%
1 month (2020-12-22) 8.51%
3 months (2020-10-22) 16.95%
6 months (2020-07-22) 27.90%
1 year (2020-01-22) -12.48%
2 years (2019-01-22) 50.61%
3 years (2018-01-22) 24.50%
5 years (2016-01-22) 43.81%

Is Compass Diversified under- or over-valued?

Valuing Compass Diversified stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Compass Diversified's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Compass Diversified's P/E ratio

Compass Diversified's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Compass Diversified shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Compass Diversified's PEG ratio

Compass Diversified's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.62. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Compass Diversified's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Compass Diversified's EBITDA

Compass Diversified's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$190.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Compass Diversified's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Compass Diversified financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$519.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.86%
Return on equity TTM 2.01%
Profit margin 1.24%
Book value $12.573
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Compass Diversified shares

There are currently 118,932 Compass Diversified shares held short by investors – that's known as Compass Diversified's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% up from 113,778 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Compass Diversified shares can be evaluated.

Compass Diversified's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Compass Diversified's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Compass Diversified shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Compass Diversified shares traded daily (recently around 194970.49180328). Compass Diversified's SIR currently stands at 0.61. In other words for every 100,000 Compass Diversified shares traded daily on the market, roughly 610 shares are currently held short.

However Compass Diversified's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Compass Diversified shares, or, against the total number of tradable Compass Diversified shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Compass Diversified's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Compass Diversified shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Compass Diversified shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Compass Diversified.

Find out more about how you can short Compass Diversified stock.

Compass Diversified share dividends

We're not expecting Compass Diversified to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Compass Diversified share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Compass Diversified's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.1296 up to $23.8879. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CODI.US volatility(beta: 1.75)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Compass Diversified's is 1.7475. This would suggest that Compass Diversified's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Compass Diversified overview

Compass Diversified is a private equity firm specializing in add on acquisitions, buyouts, industry consolidation, recapitalization, late stage and middle market investments. It seeks to invest in niche industrial or branded consumer companies, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, business services sector, safety & security, electronic components, food, foodservice. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in North America. It seeks to invest between $100 million and $800 million in companies with an EBITDA between $15 million to $80 million. It seeks to acquire controlling ownership interests in its portfolio companies and can make additional platform acquisitions. The firm prefer to have majority stake in companies. The firm invests through its balance sheet and typically holds investments between five to seven years. Compass Diversified was founded in 2005 and is based in Westport, Connecticut with an additional office in Irvine, California.

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