Landauer (NYSE: LDR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Landauer has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integra Lifesciences has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Landauer and Integra Lifesciences, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Integra Lifesciences has a consensus price target of $51.88, suggesting a potential upside of 4.27%. Given Integra Lifesciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Integra Lifesciences is more favorable than Landauer.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.6% of Landauer shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Integra Lifesciences shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Landauer shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of Integra Lifesciences shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Landauer pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Integra Lifesciences does not pay a dividend. Landauer pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Landauer and Integra Lifesciences’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Integra Lifesciences||$992.08 million||3.94||$74.56 million||$0.61||81.56|
Integra Lifesciences has higher revenue and earnings than Landauer. Landauer is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integra Lifesciences, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Landauer and Integra Lifesciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Integra Lifesciences beats Landauer on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Landauer Company Profile
Landauer, Inc. is a provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. The Company is a provider of outsourced medical physics services, and a provider of radiology related medical products. The Company operates through three segments: Radiation Measurement, Medical Physics and Medical Products. The Company provides radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and dental offices, universities, national laboratories, nuclear facilities and other industries. Medical physics services are provided through the Company’s Landauer Medical Physics (LMP) division. The Company uses LMP as a platform to expand into the medical physics services market, serving domestic hospitals, radiation therapy centers and imaging centers. The Company’s Medical Products segment provides medical consumable accessories used in radiology, radiation therapy and image guided surgery procedures.
Integra Lifesciences Company Profile
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company focuses on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of surgical implants and medical instruments. Its segments include Specialty Surgical Solutions, which offers specialty surgical instrumentation for a range of specialties, including product portfolio used in the neurosurgery operating suite and critical care unit, and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies, which includes differentiated soft tissue repair and tissue regeneration products, and small bone fixation and joint replacement solutions. It sells products and solutions for dural repair, precision tools and instruments, tissue ablation and neuro critical care. It also sells regenerative technology products for treating acute wounds, such as burns, and chronic wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and surgical tissue repair. Its products are used in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics and general surgery.
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