Why Compass Diversified Is Poised to Keep Poppin'


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, public investment firm Compass Diversified Holdings has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Compass and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Compass facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Westport, Conn. (2005)

Market Cap

$840.9 million


Asset management

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$931.0 million


CEO Alan Offenberg (since 2011)
CFO James Bottiglieri (since 2005)


Cash / Debt

$16.5 million / $276.3 million

Dividend Yield


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 319 members who have rated Compass believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star arisktaker, succinctly summed up the Compass bull case for our community:

Holding company. Controlling interest in a number a mostly private small to mid-size companies with strong positions in their market segments. Should do very well as the economy improved with little downside risk. Strong insider buying in the last year with no insider sales. As of 5/28/2013 it is paying a 8.27% dividend. It pays 36 cents quarterly. [C]urrently only 48.3 million shares outstanding and short interest is less than 1%.

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