iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) (SOXX) & Cannae (CNNE) Head-To-Head Comparison

iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) (NASDAQ: SOXX) and Cannae (NYSE:CNNE) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

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iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cannae has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) and Cannae’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) N/A N/A N/A $13.54 13.30
Cannae $1.17 billion 1.14 $108.80 million $1.67 11.30

Cannae has higher revenue and earnings than iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF). Cannae is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) pays an annual dividend of $1.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cannae does not pay a dividend. iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) and Cannae’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) 537.77% 16.94% 16.29%
Cannae 7.37% 2.21% 1.11%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.1% of Cannae shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of Cannae shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) and Cannae, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cannae 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) beats Cannae on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF)

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, formerly iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the United States-listed semiconductor stocks as represented by the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (the Index). The Index is an equity benchmark for the United States-listed semiconductor stocks. The Index includes companies primarily involved in the design, distribution, manufacture and sale of semiconductors. The Fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the Index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the Index. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.

About Cannae

Cannae Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company. The Company has investments in a variety of industries including Restaurants, Technology Enabled Healthcare Services, Financial Services and more. The Company holds majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including Ceridian Holdings, LLC, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, and LLC and T-System Holding LLC.

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