Head to Head Review: Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) and Champion Industries (CHMP)

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


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

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.4% of Cimpress shares are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of Cimpress shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 69.2% of Champion Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cimpress $2.59 billion 1.37 $43.73 million $0.85 135.36
Champion Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cimpress has higher revenue and earnings than Champion Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Cimpress has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Champion Industries has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cimpress and Champion Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Cimpress currently has a consensus target price of $134.67, suggesting a potential upside of 17.04%. Given Cimpress’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cimpress is more favorable than Champion Industries.


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

Cimpress Company Profile

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.

Champion Industries Company Profile

Champion Industries, Inc. engages in the production, printing and sale, principally to commercial customers, of printed materials; and the sale of office products and office furniture including interior design services. The company was founded on July 1, 1992 and is headquartered in Huntington, WV.

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