Smith & Nephew SNATS (SNN) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Smith & Nephew SNATS (NYSE: SNN) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Smith & Nephew SNATS to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Smith & Nephew SNATS has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smith & Nephew SNATS’s rivals have a beta of 0.47, indicating that their average share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Smith & Nephew SNATS and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smith & Nephew SNATS 0 2 2 0 2.50
Smith & Nephew SNATS Competitors 111 728 1026 10 2.50

Smith & Nephew SNATS currently has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.96%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 36.46%. Given Smith & Nephew SNATS’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Smith & Nephew SNATS has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.6% of Smith & Nephew SNATS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Smith & Nephew SNATS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Smith & Nephew SNATS pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 42.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Smith & Nephew SNATS has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Smith & Nephew SNATS and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Smith & Nephew SNATS $4.67 billion $784.00 million N/A
Smith & Nephew SNATS Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 87.35

Smith & Nephew SNATS has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Smith & Nephew SNATS and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smith & Nephew SNATS N/A N/A N/A
Smith & Nephew SNATS Competitors -101.23% -92.70% -30.32%

Summary

Smith & Nephew SNATS beats its rivals on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Smith & Nephew SNATS

Smith & Nephew plc is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices and services. Its products and services include Sports Medicine Joint Repair, Arthroscopic Enabling Technologies (AET), Trauma & Extremities, Other Surgical Businesses, Knee Implants, Hip Implants, Advanced Wound Care, Advanced Wound Bioactives and Advanced Wound Devices. The Sports Medicine Joint Repair franchise offers surgeons a range of instruments, technologies and implants necessary to perform minimally invasive surgery of the joints, including the repair of soft tissue injuries and degenerative conditions of the knee, hip and shoulder. The AET franchise offers an array of minimally invasive surgery-enabling systems and devices. The Trauma & Extremities franchise supports healthcare professionals with solutions used by surgeons to stabilize severe fractures, correct bone deformities, treat arthritis and heal soft tissue complications.

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