SurModics (NASDAQ: SRDX) is one of 78 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare SurModics to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SurModics and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SurModics 0 0 2 0 3.00
SurModics Competitors 217 1229 2715 88 2.63

SurModics presently has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 38.89%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 7.13%. Given SurModics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SurModics is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SurModics and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SurModics $73.11 million $3.92 million 99.31
SurModics Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 228.58

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


This table compares SurModics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SurModics 5.37% 6.18% 5.11%
SurModics Competitors -427.68% -43.72% -12.66%

Volatility and Risk

SurModics has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SurModics’ rivals have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.6% of SurModics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of SurModics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


SurModics beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About SurModics

Surmodics, Inc. is a provider of medical device and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industry. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics. The Company’s Medical Device segment consists of surface modification coating technologies to improve access, deliverability and predictable deployment of medical devices; international cardiology and peripheral balloon design, development and manufacturing, as well as drug delivery coating technologies to provide site-specific drug delivery from the surface of a medical device. The Company’s In Vitro Diagnostics segment manufactures or sells components for in vitro diagnostic immunoassay and molecular tests. The In Vitro Diagnostics segment manufactures and sells surface coatings to the diagnostic, biomedical research and life science markets. In Vitro Diagnostics segment offers protein stabilization reagents, substrates, antigens and surface coatings.

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