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Critical Review: Cimpress (NASDAQ: CMPR) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS)

By on May 1, 2022 0

Cipress (NASDAQ: CMPRGet a rating) and IPC Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTSGet a rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better company? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.9% of Cimpress shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 7.9% of CPI Card Group shares are held by institutional investors. 18.1% of Cimpress shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 5.5% of CPI Card Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Cimpress has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, CPI Card Group has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Cimpress and CPI Card Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Cipress 0 0 0 0 N / A
CPI Card Group 0 0 0 0 N / A

Cimpress currently has a consensus price target of $130.00, indicating a potential upside of 157.37%. Given Cimpress’ likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe Cimpress is more favorable than CPI Card Group.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Cimpress and CPI Card Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Cipress -2.67% -1.47% -1.20%
CPI Card Group 4.25% -12.54% 6.28%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Cimpress and CPI Card Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Cipress $2.59 billion 0.51 -77.71 million dollars ($2.89) -17.48
CPI Card Group $375.12 million 0.35 $15.94 million $1.36 8.46

CPI Card Group has lower revenue, but higher revenue than Cimpress. Cimpress trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CPI Card Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Cimpress beats CPI Card Group on 7 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cimpress Company Profile (Get a rating)

Cimpress plc provides various mass customization services in North America, Europe and internationally. The Company operates through five segments: Vistaprint, PrintBrothers, The Print Group, National Pen and All Other Businesses. It offers print and digital marketing products; wall art printed on canvas, commercial signage and other printed products; web printing products, including multi-page brochures, flyers, leaflets, business cards, signs, flyers, booklets, posters, letterheads and banners, and cans personalized drinks; and printed materials, such as signage, printing, advertising materials, corporate apparel and promotional gifts. The company also offers finishing options on business cards, flyers, brochures, banners, posters, wraps and rigid signage; personalized writing instruments, as well as other promotional products including travel mugs, water bottles, technology gadgets and trade show merchandise; and mass customization solutions supporting various channels including retail stores, websites and e-commerce platforms. Additionally, it offers website design and hosting and email marketing services, as well as order referrals and other third-party offerings. The company serves graphic designers, resellers and printers, as well as teams, associations, groups, consumers and families. Cimpress plc was founded in 1994 and is based in Dundalk, Ireland.

CPI Card Group Company Profile (Get a rating)

CPI Card Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the design, production, data personalization, packaging and fulfillment of financial payment cards. It operates through debit and credit and prepaid debit segments. The Debit and Credit segment produces financial payment cards and provides integrated card services to card-issuing banks. Its products include Europay, Mastercard, And Visa (EMV) and non-EMV metal and financial payment cards, as well as private label credit cards. This segment also provides on-demand services and various integrated card services, including card personalization and fulfillment, and instant issuance services. The Prepaid Debit segment primarily offers integrated card services including tamper-evident security packaging services to prepaid debit card providers. It also produces financial payment cards issued on the networks of the payment card brands. It serves debit and credit card issuers, prepaid debit card program managers, community banks, credit unions, group service providers, and card transaction processors in the United States. The company was formerly known as CPI Holdings I, Inc. and changed its name to CPI Card Group Inc. in August 2015. CPI Card Group Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Littleton, Colorado.

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