Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN) and Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Utah Medical Products pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Given Imaging does not pay a dividend. Utah Medical Products pays out 28.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Given Imaging and Utah Medical Products’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Utah Medical Products||$39.30 million||7.73||$12.12 million||$3.68||22.19|
Utah Medical Products has higher revenue and earnings than Given Imaging.
This table compares Given Imaging and Utah Medical Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Utah Medical Products||34.31%||18.31%||16.40%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.7% of Utah Medical Products shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of Utah Medical Products shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Given Imaging and Utah Medical Products, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Utah Medical Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Utah Medical Products beats Given Imaging on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Given Imaging Company Profile
Given Imaging Ltd (Given) develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. It is engaged in capsule endoscopy, which is an approach to visual examination of the gastrointestinal tract through the use of a miniaturized video camera contained in an ingestible disposable capsule. Its principal product, which incorporates its core technology, is the Given System, a wireless imaging system that uses its disposable video capsules, the PillCam capsules. The PillCam capsules can be easily ingested by patients and move naturally through the gastrointestinal tract while wirelessly transmitting to a portable recorder, enabling the gastroenterologist to view video, images and data on a computer workstation, utilizing its RAPID software. In October 2012, it acquired the assets related to the SmartPill GI Monitoring System from The SmartPill Corporation.
Utah Medical Products Company Profile
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (UTMD) is engaged in the business of producing medical devices that are disposable and for hospital use. The Company’s product categories include labor and delivery/obstetrics, including fetal monitoring accessories, Vacuum-Assisted Delivery Systems (VAD), and other labor and delivery tools; neonatal intensive care, including DISPOSA-HOOD, DELTRAN PLUS and GESCO; gynecology/urology/electrosurgery, including LETZ System, FINESSE+ Generator, EPITOME, PATHFINDER PLUS, HOLMIUM LASER FIBRES, LIBERTY System, ENDOCURETTE, TVUS/HSG-Cath and LUMIN, and blood pressure monitoring, including DELTRAN Disposable Pressure Transducer (DPT), and pressure monitoring accessories, components and other molded parts. UTMD markets a range of medical devices used in critical care areas, especially the neonatal intensive care unit, the labor and delivery department and the women’s health center in hospitals, as well as products sold to outpatient clinics and physician’s offices.
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