Contrasting Lakeland Industries (LAKE) & RTI Surgical (RTIX)

RTI Surgical (NASDAQ: RTIX) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares RTI Surgical and Lakeland Industries’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RTI Surgical $279.56 million 1.00 $6.27 million $0.05 91.00
Lakeland Industries $95.99 million 1.13 $3.89 million $0.72 18.54

RTI Surgical has higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Lakeland Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RTI Surgical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.8% of RTI Surgical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of RTI Surgical shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

RTI Surgical has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares RTI Surgical and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RTI Surgical 2.24% 2.88% 1.39%
Lakeland Industries 0.46% 6.96% 6.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for RTI Surgical and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RTI Surgical 0 0 1 0 3.00
Lakeland Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Lakeland Industries has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.83%. Given Lakeland Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lakeland Industries is more favorable than RTI Surgical.

About RTI Surgical

RTI Surgical, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes biologic, metal, and synthetic implants worldwide. It processes donated human musculoskeletal and other tissues, as well as bovine and porcine animal tissues to produce allograft and xenograft implants by using its proprietary BIOCLEANSE, TUTOPLAST, and CANCELLE SP sterilization processes. The company's implants are used in the fields of sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma, and cardiothoracic procedures to repair and promote the natural healing of human bone and other human tissues; and to enhance surgical outcomes. It markets its products through its direct distribution force, as well as through a network of independent distributors. The company was formerly known as RTI Biologics, Inc. and changed its name to RTI Surgical, Inc. in July 2013. RTI Surgical, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Alachua, Florida.

About Lakeland Industries

Lakeland Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells a range of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market in the United States and internationally. The company offers limited use/disposable protective clothing, such as coveralls, laboratory coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, arm guards, caps, and smocks; high-end chemical protective suits to provide protection from highly concentrated, and hazardous chemical and biological toxins; and fire fighting and heat protective apparel, which protects against fire, burns, and excessive heat. It also provides reusable woven garments, including electrostatic dissipative apparel for electric and gas utilities; flame resistant Nomex/FR and FR cotton coveralls/pants/jackets used in petrochemical and refining operations; and cotton and polycotton coveralls, lab coats, pants, and shirts. In addition, the company provides high visibility clothing comprising reflective apparel, including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, raingear, jumpsuits, hats, and gloves, which are primarily used in rescue operations; and gloves and sleeves protective products that are used in the automotive, glass, and metal fabrication industries. The company sells its products to North American safety and mill supply distributors through a customer service group, regional sales managers, and independent sales representatives. Its products are used by industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries, and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories; and federal, state, and local governmental agencies and departments. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York.

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