Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) and Delcath Systems (NASDAQ:DCTH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insulet Corporation and Delcath Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insulet Corporation $387.49 million 7.58 $11.22 million ($0.46) -110.28
Delcath Systems $2.37 million 7.15 -$16.90 million N/A N/A

Insulet Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Delcath Systems.

Risk & Volatility

Insulet Corporation has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delcath Systems has a beta of -0.17, indicating that its share price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Insulet Corporation and Delcath Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insulet Corporation -6.81% -48.46% -6.57%
Delcath Systems -1,161.00% -1,403.27% -76.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Insulet Corporation and Delcath Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insulet Corporation 0 6 8 0 2.57
Delcath Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insulet Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $47.42, indicating a potential downside of 6.53%. Given Insulet Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Insulet Corporation is more favorable than Delcath Systems.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Delcath Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Insulet Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Delcath Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Insulet Corporation beats Delcath Systems on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Insulet Corporation Company Profile

Insulet Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of the OmniPod Insulin Management System (the OmniPod System), an insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod System features a self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device, which is worn on the body for approximately three days at a time and its wireless companion, the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). The Omnipod System features two discreet devices that eliminate the need for a bulky pump, tubing and separate blood glucose meter, provides for virtually pain-free automated cannula insertion, communicates wirelessly and integrates a blood glucose meter. The Omnipod System is a discreet two part design, the Omnipod device (Pod) and the PDM that eliminates the need for the external tubing required with conventional pumps. The Pod is a self-adhesive device that the patient fills with insulin and wears directly on the body.

Delcath Systems Company Profile

Delcath Systems, Inc. is a late-stage clinical development company with early commercial activity in Europe focused on cancers of the liver. The Company is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company developing its product, Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection for use with the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS). The Company’s system delivers and filters melphalan hydrochloride, which is marketed as a device under the trade name Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System for Melphalan (CHEMOSAT). The Company’s focus is on the execution of the clinical development program (CDP) in ocular melanoma liver metastases (mOM), intrahepatic cholangiocarncinoma (ICC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or primary liver) and other cancers that are metastatic to the liver.

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