Head to Head Contrast: Highpower International (HPJ) and Integer (ITGR)

Highpower International (NASDAQ:HPJ) and Integer (NYSE:ITGR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.1% of Highpower International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.4% of Integer shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.3% of Highpower International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Integer shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Highpower International and Integer’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Highpower International $244.17 million 0.14 $16.77 million N/A N/A
Integer $1.46 billion 1.91 $66.67 million $2.81 30.65

Integer has higher revenue and earnings than Highpower International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Highpower International and Integer, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Highpower International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Integer 0 1 3 0 2.75

Integer has a consensus target price of $84.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.89%. Given Integer’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Integer is more favorable than Highpower International.

Profitability

This table compares Highpower International and Integer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Highpower International 4.32% 16.61% 4.77%
Integer 14.12% 12.78% 4.44%

Risk and Volatility

Highpower International has a beta of 2.11, meaning that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integer has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Integer beats Highpower International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Highpower International Company Profile

Highpower International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. The company operates in three segments: Lithium Business, Ni-MH Batteries and Accessories, and New Material. It offers Ni-MH rechargeable batteries in AA, AAA, 9V, C, D, and SC sizes in blister packing, as well as chargers and battery packs. The company also provides lithium-ion cylindrical and polymer rechargeable batteries, and power source solutions. In addition, it is involved in the research, design, production, and sale of battery packs and systems, and lithium batteries. The company's products are used in various applications, such as electric toys, power tools, portable computers and other electronics, medical devices, and other consumer products. It serves in Mainland China, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Hong Kong Highpower Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Highpower International, Inc. in October 2010. Highpower International, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

Integer Company Profile

Integer Holdings Corporation operates as a medical device outsource manufacturer worldwide. It operates through two segments, Medical and Non-Medical. The company offers arthroscopic devices and components, such as shaver blades and burrs, ablation probes, and suture anchors; laparoscopic and general surgery products, including trocars, endoscopes and laparoscopes, closure devices, harmonic scalpels, bipolar energy delivery devices, radio frequency probes, thermal tumor ablation devices, and ophthalmic surgery devices; and biopsy and drug delivery products. It also provides orthopedic products, including hip and shoulder joint reconstruction implants, plates, screws, and spinal devices, as well as instruments and delivery systems. In addition, the company provides products for vascular, cardiac surgery, and structural heart diseases; peripheral vascular, neurovascular, urology, and oncology products; and electrophysiology, infusion therapy, and hemodialysis products. Further, it offers cardiac and neuromodulation products, such as batteries, capacitors, filtered and unfiltered feedthroughs, engineered components, implantable stimulation leads, and enclosures; pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, implantable cardiac monitors, and other implantable devices; and neuromodulation medical devices. Additionally, it offers customized battery power and management systems, charging and docking stations, and power supplies for energy, military, and environmental markets. It serves multi-national original equipment manufacturers and their affiliated subsidiaries in the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, and advanced surgical markets. The company was formerly known as Greatbatch, Inc. and changed its name to Integer Holdings Corporation in July 2016. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.

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