Analyzing Arch Therapeutics (ARTH) and Medtronic (MDT)
Arch Therapeutics (OTCMKTS: ARTH) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Arch Therapeutics and Medtronic’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Arch Therapeutics||N/A||N/A||-$7.78 million||($0.04)||-17.75|
|Medtronic||$29.71 billion||3.69||$4.03 billion||$3.65||22.17|
Medtronic pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Arch Therapeutics does not pay a dividend. Medtronic pays out 50.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Arch Therapeutics has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Arch Therapeutics and Medtronic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Arch Therapeutics presently has a consensus target price of $2.83, indicating a potential upside of 299.17%. Medtronic has a consensus target price of $88.16, indicating a potential upside of 8.94%. Given Arch Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Arch Therapeutics is more favorable than Medtronic.
This table compares Arch Therapeutics and Medtronic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Arch Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.9% of Medtronic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Medtronic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Arch Therapeutics has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Medtronic has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.
Medtronic beats Arch Therapeutics on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Arch Therapeutics Company Profile
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage company. The Company operates as a biotechnology company. The Company focuses on developing products to stop bleeding (hemostasis) and control leaking (sealant) during surgery and trauma care. The Company’s technology is based on a self-assembling peptide that creates a physical, mechanical barrier, which could be applied to seal organs or wounds that are leaking blood and other fluids. The Company’s primary product candidates, collectively known as the AC5 Devices (AC5), are designed to achieve hemostasis in surgical procedures. The Company’s product candidates rely on its self-assembling peptide technology and are designed to achieve hemostasis in skin wounds, and minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. The Company focuses on developing other product candidates based on its technology platform for use in a range of indications. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had not generated any revenues.
Medtronic Company Profile
Medtronic Public Limited Company (Medtronic) is a medical technology and services company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets its medical devices and technologies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients in approximately 160 countries. The Company operates in four segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group, Minimally Invasive Technologies Group, Restorative Therapies Group and Diabetes Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group segment includes Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure, Coronary & Structural Heart and Aortic & Peripheral Vascula. Its Minimally Invasive Technologies Group segment includes Surgical Solutions and Patient Monitoring and Recovery. Its Restorative Therapies Group segment includes Spine, Neuromodulation, Surgical Technologies and Neurovascular. Its Diabetes Group segment includes Intensive Insulin Management, Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies and Diabetes Services & Solutions. The Company’s subsidiaries include Medtronic, Inc. and HeartWare International, Inc.
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