Entellus Medical (NASDAQ: ENTL) and Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Entellus Medical and Penumbra’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entellus Medical $77.39 million 4.82 -$25.43 million ($1.56) -10.92
Penumbra $278.61 million 9.90 -$2.82 million ($0.21) -390.48

Penumbra has higher revenue and earnings than Entellus Medical. Penumbra is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entellus Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Entellus Medical has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Penumbra has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Entellus Medical and Penumbra, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entellus Medical 1 2 4 0 2.43
Penumbra 0 0 2 0 3.00

Entellus Medical presently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.18%. Penumbra has a consensus price target of $95.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.85%. Given Entellus Medical’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Entellus Medical is more favorable than Penumbra.

Profitability

This table compares Entellus Medical and Penumbra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entellus Medical -39.02% -60.56% -35.90%
Penumbra -2.31% -2.25% -1.96%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.8% of Entellus Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of Penumbra shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of Entellus Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of Penumbra shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Penumbra beats Entellus Medical on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Entellus Medical

Entellus Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company is focused on delivering patient and physician experiences through products designed for the minimally invasive treatment of chronic and recurrent sinusitis in both adult and pediatric patients. Its three core product lines, XprESS Multi-Sinus Dilation Systems, MiniFESS Surgical Instruments, and FocESS Imaging & Navigation, are designed to enable ear, nose and throat (ENT), physicians to perform a range of procedures in the ENT physician office and to simplify operating room-based treatment. The Company’s XprESS Multi-Sinus Dilation family of products consists of its XprESS Pro device, its XprESS LoProfile device and its XprESS Ultra device. The MiniFESS family of surgical instruments includes eight devices designed to enable physicians to perform various surgical procedures. The Fiagon Image Guidance System (IGS) consists of a navigation unit, navigation sensor, software instruments and a patient localizer.

About Penumbra

Penumbra, Inc. is a healthcare company focused on interventional therapies. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices. It has a portfolio of products that addresses medical conditions and clinical needs across two markets, neuro and peripheral vascular. The conditions that its products address include ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and various peripheral vascular conditions that can be treated through thrombectomy and embolization procedures. It focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing products for use by specialist physicians, including interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neurologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons. Its neuro products include Neurovascular Access, Neuro Thrombectomy (Ischemic Stroke), Neurovascular Embolization (Brain Aneurysms) and Neurosurgical Tools (Hemorrhagic Stroke). Its peripheral vascular products include Peripheral Vascular Embolization and Peripheral Thrombectomy.

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