Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) and AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Teleflex has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AngioDynamics has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Teleflex pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. AngioDynamics does not pay a dividend. Teleflex pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Teleflex and AngioDynamics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Teleflex $1.93 billion 4.99 $505.98 million $4.82 44.45
AngioDynamics $356.15 million 1.77 $49.52 million $0.19 90.11

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.1% of Teleflex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of AngioDynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Teleflex shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of AngioDynamics shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Teleflex and AngioDynamics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teleflex 11.75% 16.17% 8.17%
AngioDynamics 2.00% 5.19% 3.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Teleflex and AngioDynamics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teleflex 0 2 4 0 2.67
AngioDynamics 0 2 3 0 2.60

Teleflex currently has a consensus target price of $214.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.27%. AngioDynamics has a consensus target price of $18.40, indicating a potential upside of 7.48%. Given AngioDynamics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AngioDynamics is more favorable than Teleflex.

Summary

Teleflex beats AngioDynamics on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Teleflex

Teleflex Incorporated is a provider of medical technology products. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The Company’s products include oxygen therapy products, aerosol therapy products, spirometry products, and ventilation management products, which are offered under Hudson RCI brand. As of December 31, 2016, it manufactured its products at approximately 30 manufacturing sites, with manufacturing operations located in the Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States. Its all others businesses include single-use respiratory, urology and cardiac care products, as well as capital equipment.

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells a range of medical, surgical and diagnostic devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and for use in oncology and surgical settings. The Company’s devices are used in minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. The Company offers products within three product groupings: Peripheral Vascular, Vascular Access and Oncology/Surgery. The Company’s Peripheral Vascular products include Fluid Management, Venous, Thrombus Management, as well as other core products. The Company’s BioFlo products incorporate Endexo Technology into the manufacturing and design of its Vascular Access products. Its Oncology/Surgery product offerings include its Microwave Ablation products, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and its NanoKnife product lines.

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