RTI Surgical (NASDAQ: RTIX) and OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ:KIDS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares RTI Surgical and OrthoPediatrics Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RTI Surgical 1.01% 2.29% 1.06%
OrthoPediatrics Corp. N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.6% of RTI Surgical shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of RTI Surgical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RTI Surgical and OrthoPediatrics Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RTI Surgical $272.86 million 1.02 -$14.39 million ($0.07) -65.29
OrthoPediatrics Corp. N/A N/A N/A $0.96 19.60

OrthoPediatrics Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than RTI Surgical. RTI Surgical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OrthoPediatrics Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for RTI Surgical and OrthoPediatrics Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RTI Surgical 0 0 0 0 N/A
OrthoPediatrics Corp. 0 0 4 0 3.00

OrthoPediatrics Corp. has a consensus price target of $23.67, suggesting a potential upside of 25.75%. Given OrthoPediatrics Corp.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OrthoPediatrics Corp. is more favorable than RTI Surgical.

Summary

RTI Surgical beats OrthoPediatrics Corp. on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

RTI Surgical Company Profile

RTI Surgical, Inc. is engaged in producing orthopedic and other surgical implants that repair and promote the natural healing of human bone and other human tissues. The Company uses natural tissues, metals and synthetics process to produce its products. The Company’s business primarily consists of six categories, such as spine, sports medicine, ortho fixation, bone graft substitutes and general orthopedic (BGS and general orthopedic), dental and surgical specialties. It processes donated human musculoskeletal and other tissue, including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, fascia lata, pericardium, sclera and dermal tissue, and bovine and porcine animal tissue in producing allograft and xenograft implants utilizing BIOCLEANSE, TUTOPLAST and CANCELLE SP sterilization processes, and manufactures metal and synthetic implants for distribution to hospitals and surgeons. The Company distributes its implants and services in approximately 50 states and in over 45 countries across the world.

OrthoPediatrics Corp. Company Profile

OrthoPediatrics Corp. is a United States-based medical device company. The Company designs, develops and commercializes orthopedic implants and instruments to meet the specialized needs of pediatric surgeons and their patients. It operates through the OrthoPediatrics segment, which designs, develops and markets implants and devices for children with orthopedic problems. Its products include RESPONSE Spinal Deformity System, PediNail Intramedullary Nail System, PediLoc Plating Systems, ACL Reconstruction System, Locking Cannulated Blade (LCB) plate system, Locking Proximal Femur (LPF) plate system, PediFlex Flexible Nailing System, PediFrag, PediLoc Extension Osteotomy Plate (PLEO), PediLoc Femur Locking Plate System, PediLoc Tibia Locking Plate System, PediPlates system and Spica Table. It markets over 20 surgical systems that serve approximately three categories within pediatric orthopedic market, including trauma and deformity, complex spine and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruct

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