Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) and AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Integer Holdings Corporation has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AxoGen has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integer Holdings Corporation 1.42% 11.22% 3.03%
AxoGen -24.74% -91.00% -25.48%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Integer Holdings Corporation and AxoGen’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Integer Holdings Corporation $1.39 billion 1.08 $5.96 million $0.63 75.24
AxoGen $41.11 million 19.21 -$14.41 million ($0.40) -59.00

Integer Holdings Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than AxoGen. AxoGen 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.2% of Integer Holdings Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of AxoGen shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Integer Holdings Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of AxoGen shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Integer Holdings Corporation and AxoGen, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integer Holdings Corporation 0 3 1 0 2.25
AxoGen 0 0 6 0 3.00

Integer Holdings Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.59%. AxoGen has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential downside of 23.73%. Given Integer Holdings Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Integer Holdings Corporation is more favorable than AxoGen.

Summary

Integer Holdings Corporation beats AxoGen on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Integer Holdings Corporation Company Profile

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.

AxoGen Company Profile

AxoGen, Inc. provides surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The company’s surgical nerve repair solutions include Avance Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site; AxoGuard Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix (ECM) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves; and AxoGuard Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product that is used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves, as well as reinforces the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments. Its solutions also comprise Avive Soft Tissue Membrane, a minimally processed human umbilical cord membrane that is used as a resorbable soft tissue covering to separate tissues and modulate inflammation in the surgical bed. In addition, the company offers AcroVal neurosensory and motor testing system, which consists of AcroGrip for use in hand grip strength measurement; AcroPinch for measuring pinch strength; and Pressure-Specified Sensory Device, a somatosensory evaluation and measurement device. Further, it provides AxoTouch two point discriminator, a tool that is used for measuring the innervation density of surface area of the skin. The company provides its products to hospitals, surgery centers, and military hospitals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other European countries, and internationally. AxoGen, Inc. is headquartered in Alachua, Florida.

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