Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) vs. Teleflex (TFX) Head to Head Contrast

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) and Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

Teleflex pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Inovio Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend. Teleflex pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teleflex has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Teleflex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inovio Pharmaceuticals -252.95% -71.53% -53.05%
Teleflex 3.78% 17.32% 7.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Teleflex’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inovio Pharmaceuticals $42.22 million 11.79 -$88.20 million ($1.09) -4.99
Teleflex $2.15 billion 5.19 $152.53 million $8.40 28.98

Teleflex has higher revenue and earnings than Inovio Pharmaceuticals. Inovio Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Teleflex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Teleflex, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inovio Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00
Teleflex 0 3 5 1 2.78

Inovio Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 97.61%. Teleflex has a consensus price target of $286.67, suggesting a potential upside of 17.78%. Given Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Inovio Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Teleflex.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.5% of Inovio Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Teleflex shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Inovio Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Teleflex shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Teleflex beats Inovio Pharmaceuticals on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops active DNA immunotherapies and vaccines to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases. Its SynCon immunotherapy design has the ability to break the immune system's tolerance of cancerous cells, as well as is intended to facilitate cross-strain protection against known, as well as new unmatched strains of pathogens, such as influenza. The company is involved in conducting and planning clinical programs of its proprietary SynCon immunotherapies for HPV-caused pre-cancers and cancers; prostate, breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers; hepatitis C virus; hepatitis B virus; human immunodeficiency virus; Ebola virus; middle east respiratory syndrome; and Zika virus. Its partners and collaborators include MedImmune, LLC, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, GeneOne Life Science Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Plumbline Life Sciences, Inc., the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Drexel University, National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States Military HIV Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

About Teleflex

Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. It offers vascular access products that comprise Arrow branded catheters and related devices, including catheter positioning systems for use in the administration of intravenous medications and other therapies, the measurement of blood pressure, and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site; and devices for treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The company also provides interventional access products that are used in dialysis, oncology, and critical care therapies; and cardiac care products, such as diagnostic and intra-aortic balloon catheters, and capital equipment. In addition, it offers anesthesia products, such as pain management products for use in surgical and obstetric procedures; airway management products and related devices for use in pre-hospital emergency and hospital settings; and other pre-hospital emergency products. Further, the company offers surgical products, including Weck Ligation Systems, Weck EFx Fascial Closure Systems, Percutaneous Surgical Systems, Weck Vista bladeless access ports, Deknatel sutures, and Pilling and Kmedic surgical instruments; products for use in acute care settings for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and in general and specialty surgical applications; and single-use respiratory, urology, and interventional urology products. Additionally, it provides devices and instruments for other medical device manufacturers, such as custom-engineered extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, balloon sheath/dilator sets and kits, sutures, performance fibers, and bioresorbable resins and fibers. The company serves hospitals and healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and home care markets. Teleflex Incorporated was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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