Contrasting China Kanghui (KH) & St Jude Medical (STJ)

China Kanghui (NYSE: KH) and St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.7% of St Jude Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of St Jude Medical shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares China Kanghui and St Jude Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Kanghui N/A N/A N/A
St Jude Medical 14.14% 19.40% 6.75%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Kanghui and St Jude Medical’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Kanghui N/A N/A N/A $0.72 N/A
St Jude Medical N/A N/A N/A $2.28 N/A

Dividends

St Jude Medical pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share. China Kanghui does not pay a dividend. St Jude Medical pays out 54.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. China Kanghui has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for China Kanghui and St Jude Medical, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Kanghui 0 0 0 0 N/A
St Jude Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

St Jude Medical beats China Kanghui on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Kanghui Company Profile

China Kanghui Holdings is a holding company and conducts all of its business through its two wholly owned subsidiaries in China, Changzhou Kanghui Medical Innovation Co., Ltd. (Changzhou Kanghui) and Beijing Libeier. The Company is a domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic implants in People’s Republic of China. The Company’s orthopedic implant brands are Kanghui and Libeier. It sells two lines of orthopedic implant products, trauma and spine. Its major trauma products, used in the surgical treatment of bone fractures, include a range of nails, plates and screws. Its major spine products, used in the surgical treatment of spine disorders, include screws, meshes, interbody cages and fixation systems. On July 31, 2008, we acquired 100% of the equity interests of Beijing Libeier. On July 31, 2009, the Company established Shanghai Zhikang Medical Devices Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Zhikang), which is wholly owned by Changzhou Kanghui.

St Jude Medical Company Profile

St. Jude Medical, Inc. is focused on the development, manufacture and distribution of cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular and atrial fibrillation therapy areas, and interventional pain therapy and neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. The Company’s product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems; atrial fibrillation products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping, navigation and recording systems and ablation systems); bradycardia pacemaker systems; vascular products (vascular closure products, pressure measurement guidewires, optical coherence tomography imaging products, vascular plugs, heart failure monitoring devices and other vascular accessories); structural heart products (heart valve replacement and repair products and structural heart defect devices); neuromodulation products, and Thoratec products.

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