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Compass Diversified (CODI) is a company that acquires and manages a group of small and middle-market businesses. It seeks to invest in niche industrial or branded consumer companies, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, business services sector, safety and security, electronic components, and food service. Compass Diversified's branded consumer businesses include ABR, Ergobaby, Liberty Safe, and Velocity Outdoor, and its niche industrial businesses are Advanced Circuits, Foam Fabricators, and Sterno.

TypePublic
Founded2005
HQWestport, CT, US
Websitecompassequity.com
Overall CultureC

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)4,002
Revenue (FY, 2019)$1.5 B(-14%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$21.7
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Compass Diversified

Elias J. Sabo

Elias J. Sabo

Partner & Chief Executive Officer, CODI
Patrick A. MacIariello

Patrick A. MacIariello

Partner & Chief Operating Officer, CODI
Demetrios P. Dounis

Demetrios P. Dounis

Partner & Head of Business Development
Zach T. Sawtelle

Zach T. Sawtelle

Partner
Ryan J. Thorp

Ryan J. Thorp

Senior Vice President
Ryan J. Faulkingham

Ryan J. Faulkingham

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CODI
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Compass Diversified Office Locations

Compass Diversified has offices in Westport and Irvine
Westport, CT, US (HQ)
301 Riverside Ave 2nd Floor
Irvine, CA, US
2010 Main Street #1220
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Compass Diversified Financials and Metrics

Compass Diversified Revenue

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Compass Diversified's revenue was reported to be $1.45 b in FY, 2019 which is a 14.3% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2020)

333.6m

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

117.4m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

35.2%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

(7.4m)

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

13.5m

Market capitalization (19-Jan-2021)

1.4b

Closing stock price (19-Jan-2021)

21.7

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

205.2m

EV

1.9b
Compass Diversified's current market capitalization is $1.4 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

1.3b1.7b1.5b

Revenue growth, %

33%(14%)

Cost of goods sold

822.0m1.1b930.8m

Gross profit

447.7m574.2m519.4m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

39.9m53.3m100.3m

Accounts Receivable

215.1m272.4m191.4m

Prepaid Expenses

24.9m36.6m35.2m

Inventories

246.9m318.9m317.3m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

33.6m(1.8m)307.1m

Depreciation and Amortization

110.1m120.6m87.7m

Inventories

(28.2m)(20.9m)(10.4m)

Accounts Payable

8.7m23.9m(8.5m)
USDQ1, 2017

Debt/Equity

0.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Compass Diversified Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Backlog (5.11)

$26.40 m$17.30 m$21.30 m

Backlog (Ergobaby)

$9.20 m$11.90 m$10.20 m

Backlog (Liberty Safe)

$6.20 m$6 m$5.70 m

Backlog (Velocity)

$3.50 m$3.50 m
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Compass Diversified Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Marucci Sports LLCMarch 09, 2020$200 m
Foam FabricatorsJanuary 18, 2018
5.11 TacticalAugust 01, 2016
Clean EarthAugust 07, 2014
The ERGObaby CarrierSeptember 17, 2010
5.11
5.11 ABR Corp.
5.11 Acquisition Corp.
5.11 Australia Pty Ltd.
5.11 Do Brasil Comercio Ltda.
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Compass Diversified Revenue Breakdown

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Compass Diversified revenue breakdown by business segment: 8.4% from Foam, 10.2% from Velocity, 27.3% from Sterno, 6.2% from Ergobaby, 6.3% from Advanced Circuits, 6.6% from Liberty, 26.8% from 5.11 and 8.3% from Arnold

Compass Diversified revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 82.8% from United States, 6.9% from Europe and 10.2% from Other

Compass Diversified Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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Compass Diversified Online and Social Media Presence

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Compass Diversified Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    70/100

  • CEO Rating

    C-

    69/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    66/100

  • Diversity

    C

    73/100

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Compass Diversified News and Updates

Compass Diversified Declares Fourth Quarter 2020 Distributions on Common and Series A, B and C Preferred Shares

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.36 per share on the Company’s commo…

Compass Diversified to Discuss Differentiated Permanent Capital Model, Portfolio Transformation, Strong Financial Performance and 2020 Outlook at Virtual Investor Day

Presentations Begin Today at 1:00 PM ET, Available via Webcast at IR.CompassDiversified.com Presentations Begin Today at 1:00 PM ET, Available via Webcast at IR.CompassDiversified.com

Compass Diversified to Host Virtual Investor Day on December 10, 2020

WESTPORT, Conn., Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the “Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today it will host a virtual investor day on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET. The event will include a presentation by th…

Compass Diversified Announces Planned CEO Transition at Subsidiary Company, The Sterno Group

Don Hinshaw to Retire as CEO, Effective December 31, 2020; Will Remain on Board of Directors

Compass Diversified Declares Third Quarter 2020 Distributions on Common and Series A, B and C Preferred Shares

WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the “Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.36 per share on the Company’s comm…

Compass Diversified Appoints Katie Melzer as Managing Director and Head of Business Development

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings, doing business as Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the “Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, today announced the appointment of Katie Melzer as Managing Director and Head of Business De…
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Compass Diversified Blogs

Compass Diversified Holdings-Backed Foam Fabricators Takes Significant Steps in Diversification and Sustainability Initiatives

Expands Footprint and Cold-Chain Offerings through Acquisition of Complementary Industry Player, Polyfoam Corporation   Enhances Structural Packaging Capabilities through Strategic Partnership with Rational Packaging   Introduces Cost-Effective Biodegradable EPS Foam Product   Strongly Positioned

CODI Completes Strategic Capital Raise and Adds $290 Million in Gross Proceeds

Closings of New Common Equity and Senior Unsecured Debt Offerings Further Position CODI to Opportunistically Pursue Future Acquisitions WESTPORT, Conn. , May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (the “Trust”) and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (the

Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Pricing of a Private Add-on Offering of $200 Million of 8.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2026

WESTPORT, Conn. , May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI”), a Delaware statutory trust and the sole owner of 100% of the trust interests in Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (the “Company”), and the Company announced today that the Company has priced

Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Proposed Private Add-on Offering of $200 Million of 8.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2026

WESTPORT, Conn. , May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI”), a Delaware statutory trust and the sole owner of 100% of the trust interests in Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (the “Company”), and the Company announced today that the Company intends,

Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Pricing of $88 Million Common Share Offering

WESTPORT, Conn. , May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (the “Trust”)  and Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (the "Company" and together with the trust, "CODI"), announced today that CODI has priced a public offering of 5,000,000 common shares of the Trust

Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Common Share Offering

WESTPORT, Conn. , May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the “Company”), announced today that it has commenced a public offering of 5,000,000 common shares, with a 30-day option for the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 750,000 common
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Compass Diversified Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Compass Diversified founded?

    Compass Diversified was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Compass Diversified key executives?

    Compass Diversified's key executives are Elias J. Sabo, Patrick A. MacIariello and Demetrios P. Dounis.

  • How many employees does Compass Diversified have?

    Compass Diversified has 4,002 employees.

  • What is Compass Diversified revenue?

    Latest Compass Diversified annual revenue is $1.5 b.

  • What is Compass Diversified revenue per employee?

    Latest Compass Diversified revenue per employee is $362.4 k.

  • Who are Compass Diversified competitors?

    Competitors of Compass Diversified include Thayer Street Partners, Branford Castle Partners and AEA Investors.

  • Where is Compass Diversified headquarters?

    Compass Diversified headquarters is located at 301 Riverside Ave 2nd Floor, Westport.

  • Where are Compass Diversified offices?

    Compass Diversified has offices in Westport and Irvine.

  • How many offices does Compass Diversified have?

    Compass Diversified has 2 offices.