Orthopediatrics (NASDAQ: KIDS) and RTI Surgical (NASDAQ:RTIX) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Orthopediatrics and RTI Surgical’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orthopediatrics N/A N/A N/A $0.96 19.39
RTI Surgical $272.86 million 0.94 -$14.39 million ($0.07) -60.00

Orthopediatrics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than RTI Surgical. RTI Surgical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Orthopediatrics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Orthopediatrics and RTI Surgical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orthopediatrics -12.42% N/A -15.20%
RTI Surgical 1.01% 2.29% 1.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Orthopediatrics and RTI Surgical, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orthopediatrics 0 0 4 0 3.00
RTI Surgical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Orthopediatrics currently has a consensus price target of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.17%. Given Orthopediatrics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Orthopediatrics is more favorable than RTI Surgical.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.9% of RTI Surgical shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of RTI Surgical shares are held 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.


RTI Surgical beats Orthopediatrics on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orthopediatrics

OrthoPediatrics Corp. is a United States-based medical device company. The Company designs, develops and commercializes orthopedic implants and instruments to meet the specialized needs of pediatric surgeons and their patients. It operates through the OrthoPediatrics segment, which designs, develops and markets implants and devices for children with orthopedic problems. Its products include RESPONSE Spinal Deformity System, PediNail Intramedullary Nail System, PediLoc Plating Systems, ACL Reconstruction System, Locking Cannulated Blade (LCB) plate system, Locking Proximal Femur (LPF) plate system, PediFlex Flexible Nailing System, PediFrag, PediLoc Extension Osteotomy Plate (PLEO), PediLoc Femur Locking Plate System, PediLoc Tibia Locking Plate System, PediPlates system and Spica Table. It markets over 20 surgical systems that serve approximately three categories within pediatric orthopedic market, including trauma and deformity, complex spine and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruct

About RTI Surgical

RTI Surgical, Inc. is engaged in producing orthopedic and other surgical implants that repair and promote the natural healing of human bone and other human tissues. The Company uses natural tissues, metals and synthetics process to produce its products. The Company’s business primarily consists of six categories, such as spine, sports medicine, ortho fixation, bone graft substitutes and general orthopedic (BGS and general orthopedic), dental and surgical specialties. It processes donated human musculoskeletal and other tissue, including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, fascia lata, pericardium, sclera and dermal tissue, and bovine and porcine animal tissue in producing allograft and xenograft implants utilizing BIOCLEANSE, TUTOPLAST and CANCELLE SP sterilization processes, and manufactures metal and synthetic implants for distribution to hospitals and surgeons. The Company distributes its implants and services in approximately 50 states and in over 45 countries across the world.

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