Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) and Asante Solutions (NASDAQ:PUMP) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.
This table compares Halyard Health and Asante Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.0% of Halyard Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Halyard Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Halyard Health and Asante Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Halyard Health||$1.60 billion||1.34||$182.00 million||$1.03||44.56|
|Asante Solutions||$666.25 million||1.45||$51.36 million||N/A||N/A|
Halyard Health has higher revenue and earnings than Asante Solutions.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Halyard Health and Asante Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Halyard Health presently has a consensus price target of $41.67, suggesting a potential downside of 9.22%. Asante Solutions has a consensus price target of $18.70, suggesting a potential upside of 61.21%. Given Asante Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Asante Solutions is more favorable than Halyard Health.
Halyard Health beats Asante Solutions on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Halyard Health Company Profile
Halyard Health, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP). The Medical Devices segment provides a portfolio of product offerings focused on pain management, respiratory and digestive health. The S&IP segment provides healthcare supplies and solutions that target the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. The Company address healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids, while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. The Medical Devices segment’s products include post-operative pain management solutions, minimally invasive interventional (or chronic) pain therapies, closed airway suction systems and enteral feeding tubes. The S&IP segment includes product offerings, such as sterilization wrap, surgical drapes and gowns, facial protection, protective apparel and medical exam gloves.
Asante Solutions Company Profile
Asante Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is a manufacturer of Asante Snap Insulin Pump System (Snap system), which is a pump featuring a modular design with pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable pump bodies, utilized in combination with a controller. The Snap system comprises four components: the Snap system controller, a disposable pump body, disposable pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable infusion sets. The Snap system also incorporates a technology that allows for auto-priming, whereby, without user intervention, the infusion tubing is automatically filled with insulin every time a new cartridge is inserted. The disposable pump body, which contains a fresh battery, is designed to be used for a week. The Company markets the Snap system through distributors of medical equipment and supplies to individuals with diabetes.
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