Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) and Delcath Systems (NASDAQ:DCTH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Delcath Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Wright Medical Group N.V. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Delcath Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Wright Medical Group N.V. and Delcath Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wright Medical Group N.V. 0 4 7 0 2.64
Delcath Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Wright Medical Group N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $31.13, suggesting a potential upside of 12.89%. Given Wright Medical Group N.V.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Wright Medical Group N.V. is more favorable than Delcath Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Wright Medical Group N.V. and Delcath Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wright Medical Group N.V. -63.46% -7.30% -2.30%
Delcath Systems -1,161.00% -1,403.27% -76.07%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wright Medical Group N.V. and Delcath Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wright Medical Group N.V. $698.26 million 4.09 $36.15 million ($4.30) -6.41
Delcath Systems $2.37 million 8.09 -$16.90 million N/A N/A

Wright Medical Group N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Delcath Systems.

Volatility and Risk

Wright Medical Group N.V. has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delcath Systems has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Wright Medical Group N.V. beats Delcath Systems on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Wright Medical Group N.V. Company Profile

Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global specialty orthopaedic company. The Company through Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (WMT) and other subsidiaries provides extremity and biologic solutions that enable clinicians to alleviate pain and restore the patients’ lifestyles. The Company operates through three segments: U.S., International and BioMimetic. The Company’s business includes products that are used in foot and ankle repair, upper extremity products and biologics products, which are used to replace damaged or diseased bone, to stimulate bone growth and to provide other biological solutions for surgeons and patients. The Company’s products include extremity hardware, foot and ankle hardware, upper extremity hardware and biologics.

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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