CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) and SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNE) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CareFusion and SeaSpine Holdings Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CareFusion N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation $130.35 million 1.07 -$21.74 million ($3.18) -3.49

CareFusion has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SeaSpine Holdings Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CareFusion and SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CareFusion 0 0 0 0 N/A
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 66.52%. Given SeaSpine Holdings Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SeaSpine Holdings Corporation is more favorable than CareFusion.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.0% of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 14.6% of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CareFusion and SeaSpine Holdings Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CareFusion 16.18% 12.80% 7.62%
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation -27.90% -32.86% -24.72%

Summary

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation beats CareFusion on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

CareFusion Company Profile

CareFusion Corporation is a global medical technology company. The Company operates in two business segments: Medical Systems and Procedural Solutions. The Company’s primary product brands include: Alaris intravenous (IV) infusion systems; Pyxis and Rowa automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; AVEA, Vela and LTV Series respiratory ventilators; ChloraPrep skin antiseptic products; MaxGuard, MaxPlus, MaxZero, SmartSite and Texium needle-free IV infusion valves, administration sets and accessories; V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer open surgical and laparoscopic instrumentation; PleurX, Achieve and Temno interventional specialty products; AirLife disposable ventilator circuits and oxygen masks used for providing respiratory therapy; Vital Signs single-use consumables for respiratory care and anesthesiology; Jaeger and SensorMedics cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment, and MedMined data mining surveillance software and analytics.

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation Company Profile

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company is focused on the design, development and commercialization of surgical solutions for the treatment of patients suffering from spinal disorders. The Company operates through the development, manufacture and marketing of orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware segment. It has a portfolio of orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware solutions to meet the varying combinations of products that neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons need to perform fusion procedures in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. It offers a portfolio of orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware products for the treatment of patients suffering from spinal and other orthopedic disorders. Its orthobiologics products consist of a range of bone graft substitutes that are designed to improve bone fusion rates following a range of orthopedic surgeries, including spine, hip and extremities procedures.

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