Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) and Delcath Systems (OTCMKTS:DCTHD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Insulet and Delcath Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insulet 0 5 10 0 2.67
Delcath Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insulet currently has a consensus target price of $60.54, suggesting a potential downside of 13.22%. Given Insulet’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Insulet is more favorable than Delcath Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Insulet and Delcath Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insulet -6.66% -43.85% -6.26%
Delcath Systems -1,278.64% -3,960.73% -165.16%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insulet and Delcath Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insulet $366.99 million 11.06 -$28.87 million ($0.50) -139.52
Delcath Systems $1.99 million 0.12 -$17.97 million ($1,377.67) 0.00

Delcath Systems has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Insulet. Insulet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Delcath Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Insulet has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delcath Systems has a beta of -0.59, suggesting that its share price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Insulet beats Delcath Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Insulet Company Profile

Insulet Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of the OmniPod Insulin Management System (the OmniPod System), an insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod System features a self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device, which is worn on the body for approximately three days at a time and its wireless companion, the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). The Omnipod System features two discreet devices that eliminate the need for a bulky pump, tubing and separate blood glucose meter, provides for virtually pain-free automated cannula insertion, communicates wirelessly and integrates a blood glucose meter. The Omnipod System is a discreet two part design, the Omnipod device (Pod) and the PDM that eliminates the need for the external tubing required with conventional pumps. The Pod is a self-adhesive device that the patient fills with insulin and wears directly on the body.

Delcath Systems Company Profile

Delcath Systems, Inc. is a late-stage clinical development company with early commercial activity in Europe focused on cancers of the liver. The Company is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company developing its product, Melphalan Hydrochloride for Injection for use with the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS). The Company’s system delivers and filters melphalan hydrochloride, which is marketed as a device under the trade name Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT Delivery System for Melphalan (CHEMOSAT). The Company’s focus is on the execution of the clinical development program (CDP) in ocular melanoma liver metastases (mOM), intrahepatic cholangiocarncinoma (ICC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or primary liver) and other cancers that are metastatic to the liver.

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