Contrasting Antares Pharma (ATRS) & DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY)

Antares Pharma (NASDAQ: ATRS) and DENTSPLY SIRONA (NASDAQ:XRAY) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Antares Pharma and DENTSPLY SIRONA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antares Pharma 0 0 3 1 3.25
DENTSPLY SIRONA 1 3 8 0 2.58

Antares Pharma presently has a consensus price target of $4.08, suggesting a potential upside of 70.50%. DENTSPLY SIRONA has a consensus price target of $69.82, suggesting a potential upside of 19.49%. Given Antares Pharma’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Antares Pharma is more favorable than DENTSPLY SIRONA.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.7% of Antares Pharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.5% of DENTSPLY SIRONA shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of Antares Pharma shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of DENTSPLY SIRONA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Antares Pharma and DENTSPLY SIRONA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antares Pharma -32.06% -43.05% -24.14%
DENTSPLY SIRONA -20.33% 7.56% 5.18%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Antares Pharma and DENTSPLY SIRONA’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antares Pharma $52.22 million 7.17 -$24.33 million ($0.11) -21.73
DENTSPLY SIRONA $3.75 billion 3.58 $429.90 million ($3.48) -16.79

DENTSPLY SIRONA has higher revenue and earnings than Antares Pharma. Antares Pharma is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DENTSPLY SIRONA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

DENTSPLY SIRONA pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Antares Pharma does not pay a dividend. DENTSPLY SIRONA pays out -10.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Antares Pharma has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DENTSPLY SIRONA has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DENTSPLY SIRONA beats Antares Pharma on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Antares Pharma Company Profile

Antares Pharma, Inc. (Antares) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies. The Company develops and manufactures pressure-assisted injector devices, with and without needles, which allow patients to self-inject drugs. The Company’s subcutaneous injection technology platforms include VIBEX disposable pressure-assisted auto injectors, Vision reusable needle-free injectors and disposable multi-use pen injectors. The Company operates through drug delivery segment, which includes self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies. The Company has developed OTREXUP (methotrexate) injection, which is a single dose, disposable auto injector.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Company Profile

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. is a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets solutions offering, including dental and oral health products, as well as other consumable medical devices. It operates through two segments: Dental and Healthcare Consumables, and Technologies. The dental industry encompasses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and ailments of the teeth, gums and supporting bone. Its principal dental product categories are dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, dental specialty products and dental equipment. Additionally, its consumable medical device products are used for urological and surgical applications. These products are produced by the Company in the United States and internationally and are distributed throughout the world under various brand names, including ANKYLOS, AQUASIL ULTRA, ARTICADENT, ATLANTIS, CALIBRA, CAULK, CAVITRON, CELTRA, DELTON, DENTSPLY, DETREY and DYRACT.

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