Critical Contrast: Endologix (ELGX) and Its Competitors

Endologix (NASDAQ: ELGX) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Endologix to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Endologix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endologix 0 7 1 0 2.13
Endologix Competitors 112 734 1028 10 2.50

Endologix currently has a consensus target price of $5.36, suggesting a potential upside of 4.02%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 39.34%. Given Endologix’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Endologix has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Endologix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Endologix $192.93 million -$154.67 million -5.54
Endologix Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 82.02

Endologix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Endologix. Endologix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Endologix has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endologix’s rivals have a beta of 0.47, indicating that their average share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of Endologix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Endologix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endologix -41.60% -52.18% -13.70%
Endologix Competitors -101.23% -92.70% -30.32%

Summary

Endologix rivals beat Endologix on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Endologix Company Profile

Endologix, Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices for the treatment of aortic disorders. The Company’s products are intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The AAA products are built on one of two platforms, including traditional minimally invasive endovascular repair (EVAR) or endovascular sealing (EVAS), its solution for sealing the aneurysm sac while maintaining blood flow through two blood flow lumens. The EVAR products include the Endologix AFX Endovascular AAA System (AFX), the VELA Proximal Endograft (VELA) and the Endologix Powerlink with Intuitrak Delivery System (Intuitrak). The EVAS product is the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System (Nellix EVAS System). It offers accessories to facilitate the optimal delivery of its EVAR products, including compatible guidewires, snares, and catheter introducer sheaths.

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