Vascular Solutions (NASDAQ: VASC) and Varex Imaging (NASDAQ:VREX) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
80.2% of Vascular Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Varex Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Vascular Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Vascular Solutions and Varex Imaging’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Varex Imaging||$654.50 million||1.71||$115.80 million||N/A||N/A|
Varex Imaging has higher revenue and earnings than Vascular Solutions.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vascular Solutions and Varex Imaging, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vascular Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $55.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.89%. Varex Imaging has a consensus target price of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.79%. Given Varex Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Varex Imaging is more favorable than Vascular Solutions.
This table compares Vascular Solutions and Varex Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Varex Imaging beats Vascular Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Vascular Solutions
Vascular Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company focused on bringing clinically advanced solutions to the market for treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The Company’s product line consists of devices and services that are sold to interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, electrophysiologists and vein practices around the world. Its products include GuideLiner catheters, Pronto catheters, Vein catheter reprocessing, Micro-introducer kits, Hemostatic patches, Radial access products, Langston catheters and D-Stat Flowable hemostat. The Company’s product portfolio includes a spectrum of over 90 products consisting of approximately 900 stock keeping units (SKUs) covering an array of blood clotting devices, extraction catheters, access catheters, guide extension catheters, micro-introducer kits, guidewires, snare and retrieval devices, a reprocessing service for radiofrequency catheters and a laser and procedure kits for the treatment of varicose veins.
About Varex Imaging
Varex Imaging Corporation is a supplier of medical X-ray tubes and image processing solutions. The Company’s segments include Medical and Industrial. The X-ray imaging system manufacturers use the Company’s components for medical imaging, cargo screening and border security, to detect, diagnose and protect. The Medical business segment designs, manufactures, sells and services X-ray imaging components for use in a range of applications, including radiographic or fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, special procedures, computed tomography, radiation therapy and computer-aided detection. The Industrial business segment designs, manufactures, sells and services products for use in security and industrial inspection applications, such as cargo screening at ports and borders and non-destructive examination in a range of applications.
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