Financial Survey: Invacare (IVCRQ) vs. Its Competitors

Invacare (NYSE:IVCRQGet Rating) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Invacare to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Invacare and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Invacare $872.46 million -$45.56 million -0.01
Invacare Competitors $1.21 billion $110.89 million 5.36

Invacare’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Invacare. Invacare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Invacare has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invacare’s peers have a beta of 0.86, indicating that their average stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Invacare and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invacare 0 0 0 0 N/A
Invacare Competitors 292 1074 2254 82 2.57

As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 27.31%. Given Invacare’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Invacare has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Invacare and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invacare -9.99% -37.76% -7.18%
Invacare Competitors -205.45% -86.38% -23.25%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.9% of Invacare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.6% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Invacare shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.5% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Invacare peers beat Invacare on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Invacare Company Profile

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Invacare Corp. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. It focuses on medical device solutions for congenital, acquired, and degenerative ailments. The firm operates through the following segments: North America and Europe. The company was founded by Aaron Malachi Mixon III in 1979 and is headquartered in Elyria, OH.

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