Head to Head Review: Stryker Corporation (SYK) & The Competition
Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Stryker Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Stryker Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Stryker Corporation Competitors||109||723||1018||10||2.50|
Stryker Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $151.74, suggesting a potential downside of 1.78%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 42.66%. Given Stryker Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Stryker Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Stryker Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Stryker Corporation pays out 36.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 42.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Stryker Corporation has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
74.1% of Stryker Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.0% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.4% of Stryker Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Stryker Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Stryker Corporation Competitors||-101.83%||-92.49%||-30.32%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Stryker Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stryker Corporation||$11.33 billion||$1.65 billion||33.01|
|Stryker Corporation Competitors||$1.67 billion||$207.58 million||72.27|
Stryker Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Stryker Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Stryker Corporation has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stryker Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Stryker Corporation peers beat Stryker Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Stryker Corporation Company Profile
Stryker Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company offers a range of medical technologies, including orthopedic, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products. The Company’s segments include Orthopaedics; MedSurg; Neurotechnology and Spine, and Corporate and Other. The Orthopaedics segment includes reconstructive (hip and knee) and trauma implant systems and other related products. The MedSurg segment includes surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling, emergency medical equipment, intensive care disposable products; reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices, and other related products. The Neurotechnology and Spine segment includes neurovascular products, spinal implant systems and other related products. The Company’s products include implants, which are used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries, and other products that are used in a range of medical specialties.
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