Contrasting Varex Imaging (NASDAQ:VREX) & Vascular Solutions (VASC)
Varex Imaging (NASDAQ: VREX) and Vascular Solutions (NASDAQ:VASC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Varex Imaging and Vascular Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Varex Imaging||$654.50 million||1.67||$116.10 million||N/A||N/A|
Varex Imaging has higher revenue and earnings than Vascular Solutions.
This table compares Varex Imaging and Vascular Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.2% of Varex Imaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of Vascular Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Vascular Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Varex Imaging and Vascular Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Varex Imaging presently has a consensus target price of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.08%. Vascular Solutions has a consensus target price of $55.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.89%. Given Varex Imaging’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Varex Imaging is more favorable than Vascular Solutions.
Varex Imaging beats Vascular Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Varex Imaging
Varex Imaging Corporation is a supplier of medical X-ray tubes and image processing solutions. The Company’s segments include Medical and Industrial. The X-ray imaging system manufacturers use the Company’s components for medical imaging, cargo screening and border security, to detect, diagnose and protect. The Medical business segment designs, manufactures, sells and services X-ray imaging components for use in a range of applications, including radiographic or fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, special procedures, computed tomography, radiation therapy and computer-aided detection. The Industrial business segment designs, manufactures, sells and services products for use in security and industrial inspection applications, such as cargo screening at ports and borders and non-destructive examination in a range of applications.
About Vascular Solutions
Vascular Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company focused on bringing clinically advanced solutions to the market for treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The Company’s product line consists of devices and services that are sold to interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, electrophysiologists and vein practices around the world. Its products include GuideLiner catheters, Pronto catheters, Vein catheter reprocessing, Micro-introducer kits, Hemostatic patches, Radial access products, Langston catheters and D-Stat Flowable hemostat. The Company’s product portfolio includes a spectrum of over 90 products consisting of approximately 900 stock keeping units (SKUs) covering an array of blood clotting devices, extraction catheters, access catheters, guide extension catheters, micro-introducer kits, guidewires, snare and retrieval devices, a reprocessing service for radiofrequency catheters and a laser and procedure kits for the treatment of varicose veins.
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