Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) and Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.


Medtronic PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Integer Holdings Corporation does not pay a dividend. Medtronic PLC pays out 62.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Medtronic PLC has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years.


This table compares Medtronic PLC and Integer Holdings Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medtronic PLC 13.75% 12.92% 6.56%
Integer Holdings Corporation 1.42% 11.22% 3.03%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Medtronic PLC and Integer Holdings Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medtronic PLC $29.71 billion 3.62 $4.03 billion $2.97 26.76
Integer Holdings Corporation $1.39 billion 1.08 $5.96 million $0.63 75.24

Medtronic PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Integer Holdings Corporation. Medtronic PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integer Holdings Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.1% of Medtronic PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.3% of Integer Holdings Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Medtronic PLC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Integer Holdings Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Medtronic PLC and Integer Holdings Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medtronic PLC 0 10 12 0 2.55
Integer Holdings Corporation 0 3 1 0 2.25

Medtronic PLC currently has a consensus price target of $88.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.71%. Integer Holdings Corporation has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.59%. Given Medtronic PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Medtronic PLC is more favorable than Integer Holdings Corporation.

Risk & Volatility

Medtronic PLC has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Integer Holdings Corporation has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Medtronic PLC beats Integer Holdings Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Medtronic PLC

Medtronic Public Limited Company (Medtronic) is a medical technology and services company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets its medical devices and technologies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients in approximately 160 countries. The Company operates in four segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group, Minimally Invasive Technologies Group, Restorative Therapies Group and Diabetes Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group segment includes Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure, Coronary & Structural Heart and Aortic & Peripheral Vascula. Its Minimally Invasive Technologies Group segment includes Surgical Solutions and Patient Monitoring and Recovery. Its Restorative Therapies Group segment includes Spine, Neuromodulation, Surgical Technologies and Neurovascular. Its Diabetes Group segment includes Intensive Insulin Management, Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies and Diabetes Services & Solutions. The Company’s subsidiaries include Medtronic, Inc. and HeartWare International, Inc.

About Integer Holdings Corporation

Greatbatch, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of medical devices and components. The Company operates through two segments: Greatbatch Medical and QiG Group (QiG). Greatbatch Medical designs and manufactures products where the Company either owns the intellectual property or has unique manufacturing and assembly expertise. Greatbatch Medical’s products include medical devices and components for the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, portable medical, vascular and energy markets. QiG focuses on developing medical device systems for some of healthcare’s challenges and reflects the Company’s strategic evolution of its product offerings in order to raise the growth and profitability profile of the Company. QiG utilizes a diversified portfolio approach with three investment modes: new medical device systems commercialization, collaborative programs with OEM customers and strategic equity positions in emerging healthcare companies.

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