Delcath Systems (OTCMKTS: DCTHD) and ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.2% of ReWalk Robotics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Delcath Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of ReWalk Robotics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Delcath Systems and ReWalk Robotics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Delcath Systems -1,278.64% -3,960.73% -165.16%
ReWalk Robotics -346.14% -568.25% -90.30%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Delcath Systems and ReWalk Robotics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Delcath Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
ReWalk Robotics 1 0 3 0 2.50

ReWalk Robotics has a consensus price target of $3.38, suggesting a potential upside of 188.46%. Given ReWalk Robotics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ReWalk Robotics is more favorable than Delcath Systems.

Volatility and Risk

Delcath Systems has a beta of -0.17, meaning that its stock price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ReWalk Robotics has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Delcath Systems and ReWalk Robotics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Delcath Systems $1.99 million 0.28 -$17.97 million ($1,554.19) 0.00
ReWalk Robotics $5.87 million 4.40 -$32.50 million ($1.59) -0.74

Delcath Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than ReWalk Robotics. ReWalk Robotics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delcath Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

ReWalk Robotics beats Delcath Systems on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Delcath Systems Company Profile

Delcath Systems, Inc. is a late-stage clinical development company with early commercial activity in Europe focused on cancers of the liver. The Company is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company developing its product, Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection for use with the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS). The Company’s system delivers and filters melphalan hydrochloride, which is marketed as a device under the trade name Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System for Melphalan (CHEMOSAT). The Company’s focus is on the execution of the clinical development program (CDP) in ocular melanoma liver metastases (mOM), intrahepatic cholangiocarncinoma (ICC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or primary liver) and other cancers that are metastatic to the liver.

ReWalk Robotics Company Profile

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. is a medical device company. The Company is engaged in designing, developing and commercializing exoskeletons that allow individuals with mobility impairments or other medical conditions the ability to stand and walk once again. The Company offers ReWalk, which is an exoskeleton that uses its tilt-sensor technology and an on-board computer and motion sensors to drive motorized legs that power movement. ReWalk designs are intended for people with paraplegia, a spinal cord injury resulting in complete or incomplete paralysis of the legs, having the use of their upper bodies and arms. The Company offers two ReWalk products: ReWalk Personal and ReWalk Rehabilitation. ReWalk Personal is designed for everyday use by paraplegic individuals at home and in their communities, and is custom fitted for each user. ReWalk Rehabilitation is designed for use by paraplegia patients in the clinical rehabilitation environment, where it provides exercise and therapy.

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