Lombard Medical (NASDAQ: EVAR) and Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lombard Medical and Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lombard Medical $12.17 million 1.33 -$24.22 million ($1.54) -0.38
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation $1.01 billion 4.12 $235.27 million $0.84 65.52

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Lombard Medical. Lombard Medical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Lombard Medical and Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lombard Medical -255.03% -124.24% -41.26%
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation 6.66% 16.67% 7.36%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of Lombard Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.7% of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.4% of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation 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.

Volatility and Risk

Lombard Medical has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Lombard Medical and Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lombard Medical 0 2 0 0 2.00
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation 0 2 7 0 2.78

Lombard Medical presently has a consensus target price of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 72.74%. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has a consensus target price of $52.06, suggesting a potential downside of 5.42%. Given Lombard Medical’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Lombard Medical is more favorable than Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation.

Summary

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation beats Lombard Medical on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lombard Medical Company Profile

Lombard Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company specializes in developing, manufacturing, and marketing endovascular stent-grafts that address medical needs in the repair of aortic aneurysms. The Company’s Aorfix is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent-graft for the treatment of AAAs with angulation at the neck of the aneurysm of over 90 degrees. The Company supplies Aorfix pre-loaded into a delivery system, Aorflex, which is designed for accurate placement of Aorfix in the abdominal aorta. Once Aorfix is properly placed within the abdominal aorta, it provides a conduit for blood flow, thereby relieving pressure within the weakened or aneurysmal section of the vessel wall, which reduces the potential for the AAA to rupture. It also offers IntelliFlex, which is a delivery system technology created for Aorfix AAA stent graft, and Altura Endovascular Stent Graft System that offers a simple and predictable solution to the treatment of standard AAA anatomies.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation is a medical technology company. The Company focuses on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of surgical implants and medical instruments. Its segments include Specialty Surgical Solutions, which offers specialty surgical instrumentation for a range of specialties, including product portfolio used in the neurosurgery operating suite and critical care unit, and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies, which includes differentiated soft tissue repair and tissue regeneration products, and small bone fixation and joint replacement solutions. It sells products and solutions for dural repair, precision tools and instruments, tissue ablation and neuro critical care. It also sells regenerative technology products for treating acute wounds, such as burns, and chronic wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and surgical tissue repair. Its products are used in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics and general surgery.

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