Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO) is one of 119 public companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vapotherm to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Vapotherm and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vapotherm N/A N/A N/A
Vapotherm Competitors -33.53% -43.32% -15.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Vapotherm and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vapotherm 0 0 4 0 3.00
Vapotherm Competitors 771 2751 4935 249 2.54

Vapotherm currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 32.50%. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 361.79%. Given Vapotherm’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vapotherm has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.5% of Vapotherm shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.8% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vapotherm and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vapotherm $42.38 million N/A -1.45
Vapotherm Competitors $1.50 billion $148.34 million 46.16

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

Summary

Vapotherm competitors beat Vapotherm on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Vapotherm

Vapotherm, Inc., a medical technology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary Hi-VNI technology products used to treat patients of various ages suffering from respiratory distress worldwide. The company offers precision flow systems, such as Precision Flow Plus, Precision Flow Classic, and Precision Flow Heliox that use Hi-VNI technology to deliver heated, humidified, and oxygenated air at a high velocity to patients through a small-bore nasal interface. It also provides companion products, including Vapotherm Transfer Unit and Q50 compressor; and disposable products comprising single-use disposables and nasal interfaces. The company sells its products to hospitals through a direct sales force in the United States; and through distributors in various countries internationally. Vapotherm, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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