Head to Head Analysis: Multi-Color Corporation (LABL) & Cimpress N.V (CMPR)

Cimpress N.V (NASDAQ: CMPR) and Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cimpress N.V and Multi-Color Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cimpress N.V $2.05 billion 1.39 $173.07 million ($0.72) -126.91
Multi-Color Corporation $923.30 million 1.56 $160.89 million $3.58 23.67

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cimpress N.V and Multi-Color Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cimpress N.V 0 4 0 0 2.00
Multi-Color Corporation 1 3 0 0 1.75

Cimpress N.V presently has a consensus price target of $84.75, suggesting a potential downside of 7.26%. Multi-Color Corporation has a consensus price target of $74.25, suggesting a potential downside of 12.39%. Given Cimpress N.V’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cimpress N.V is more favorable than Multi-Color Corporation.


Multi-Color Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Cimpress N.V does not pay a dividend. Multi-Color Corporation pays out 5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.4% of Cimpress N.V shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.6% of Multi-Color Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of Cimpress N.V shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of Multi-Color Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Cimpress N.V has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Multi-Color Corporation has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cimpress N.V and Multi-Color Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cimpress N.V -0.98% -16.12% -1.29%
Multi-Color Corporation 6.61% 16.99% 5.78%


Multi-Color Corporation beats Cimpress N.V on 8 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 Multi-Color Corporation

Multi-Color Corporation (Multi-Color) is engaged in label solutions business, supporting brands, including producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage, healthcare and specialty consumer products. The Company serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China and Southeast Asia with a range of label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Glue-Applied (Cut and Stack), In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. The Company also provides a range of print methods, including flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, letterpress and digital, and in-house prepress services. The Company provides graphics and pre-press services for its customers at all of its manufacturing locations. These services include the conversion of customer digital files and artwork into proofs, production of print layouts and printing plates, and product mock ups and samples for market research.

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