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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AxoGen and Integer Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AxoGen 0 0 5 0 3.00
Integer Holdings 0 2 0 0 2.00

AxoGen presently has a consensus target price of $14.38, suggesting a potential downside of 7.85%. Integer Holdings has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential downside of 21.44%. Given AxoGen’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe AxoGen is more favorable than Integer Holdings.

Risk & Volatility

AxoGen has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integer Holdings has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.5% of AxoGen shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of AxoGen shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AxoGen $45.24 million 11.41 -$8.23 million ($0.45) -34.67
Integer Holdings $1.40 billion 1.00 $270.28 million N/A N/A

Integer Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than AxoGen.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AxoGen -32.05% -155.78% -31.67%
Integer Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Integer Holdings 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.

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