Financial Analysis: Trivascular Technologies (TRIV) and St Jude Medical (STJ)
Trivascular Technologies (NASDAQ: TRIV) and St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.
This table compares Trivascular Technologies and St Jude Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|St Jude Medical||14.14%||19.40%||6.75%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
82.7% of St Jude Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of St Jude Medical shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Trivascular Technologies and St Jude Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|St Jude Medical||0||1||1||0||2.50|
St Jude Medical has a consensus target price of $84.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.93%. Given St Jude Medical’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe St Jude Medical is more favorable than Trivascular Technologies.
St Jude Medical pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Trivascular Technologies does not pay a dividend. St Jude Medical pays out 54.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. St Jude Medical has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Trivascular Technologies and St Jude Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|St Jude Medical||N/A||N/A||N/A||$2.28||35.45|
St Jude Medical beats Trivascular Technologies on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Trivascular Technologies Company Profile
Trivascular Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company developing and commercializing technologies to advance minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The Ovation System, the Company’s solution for the treatment of AAA through minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair, or EVAR, is a stent graft platform, providing an alternative to conventional devices. It is designed to specifically address many of the limitations associated with conventional EVAR devices and expand the pool of patients eligible for EVAR. The Company is developing Ovation iX iliac limbs for use with both its Ovation Prime and its Ovation iX and Alto aortic bodies, which are in development. Trivascular is developing Ovation iX aortic bodies for use with both its Ovation Prime and its Ovation iX iliac limbs. The Company is developing an aortic body that together with the iliac limbs makes up the Ovation Alto stent graft.
St Jude Medical Company Profile
St. Jude Medical, Inc. is focused on the development, manufacture and distribution of cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular and atrial fibrillation therapy areas, and interventional pain therapy and neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. The Company’s product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems; atrial fibrillation products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping, navigation and recording systems and ablation systems); bradycardia pacemaker systems; vascular products (vascular closure products, pressure measurement guidewires, optical coherence tomography imaging products, vascular plugs, heart failure monitoring devices and other vascular accessories); structural heart products (heart valve replacement and repair products and structural heart defect devices); neuromodulation products, and Thoratec products.
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