TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) and Cool (OTCMKTS:AWSM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.3% of TE Connectivity shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of TE Connectivity shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Cool shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares TE Connectivity and Cool’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for TE Connectivity and Cool, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TE Connectivity presently has a consensus target price of $99.71, suggesting a potential upside of 1.18%. Given TE Connectivity’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe TE Connectivity is more favorable than Cool.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TE Connectivity and Cool’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TE Connectivity||$13.45 billion||2.42||$1.84 billion||$5.55||17.76|
|Cool||$30.39 million||0.20||-$21.02 million||N/A||N/A|
TE Connectivity has higher revenue and earnings than Cool.
Risk & Volatility
TE Connectivity has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cool has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.
TE Connectivity beats Cool on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity and sensors solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. The company operates through three segments: Transportation Solutions, Industrial Solutions, and Communications Solutions. The Transportation Solutions segment provides terminals and connector systems and components, sensors, antennas, relays, application tooling, wires, and heat shrink tubing products for use in the automotive, commercial transportation, and sensor markets. The Industrial Solutions segment offers terminals and connector systems and components; heat shrink tubing; relays; and wires and cables for industrial equipment, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and energy markets. The Communications Solutions segment supplies electronic components, such as terminals and connector systems and components, relays, heat shrink tubing, and antennas for the data and devices, and appliances markets. TE Connectivity Ltd. sells its products to approximately 140 countries primarily through direct selling to manufacturers, as well as through third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Tyco Electronics Ltd. and changed its name to TE Connectivity Ltd. in March 2011. TE Connectivity Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Cool Holdings, Inc. markets and distributes various mobility, computing, audio/video, and other technology products. The company operates in two segments, Simply Mac Retail Stores and Cooltech Distribution Business. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 58 retail stores in operation comprised of Simply Mac, a chain of 42 stores in 17 states in the United States, and OneClick, a chain of 16 stores with 7 located in the Dominican Republic, 6 in Argentina, and 3 in Florida. The company offers laptops, tablets, cell phones, drones, smart watches, gaming consoles, accessories, and audio devices. It distributes various consumer electronics to resellers, retailers, and small and medium-sized businesses in Latin America and the United States. Cool Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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