Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Teleflex to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Volatility and Risk
Teleflex has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teleflex’s peers have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
90.9% of Teleflex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Teleflex shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned by company 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Teleflex and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Teleflex||$2.15 billion||$152.53 million||32.27|
|Teleflex Competitors||$1.54 billion||$111.80 million||-144.82|
Teleflex has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Teleflex is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Teleflex pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Teleflex pays out 16.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.2% and pay out 32.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Teleflex and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Teleflex and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Teleflex presently has a consensus price target of $280.67, indicating a potential upside of 3.56%. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 14.08%. Given Teleflex’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Teleflex has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Teleflex beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. It offers vascular access products that comprise Arrow branded catheters and related devices, including catheter positioning systems for use in the administration of intravenous medications and other therapies, the measurement of blood pressure, and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site; and devices for treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The company also provides interventional access products that are used in dialysis, oncology, and critical care therapies; and cardiac care products, such as diagnostic and intra-aortic balloon catheters, and capital equipment. In addition, it offers anesthesia products, such as pain management products for use in surgical and obstetric procedures; airway management products and related devices for use in pre-hospital emergency and hospital settings; and other pre-hospital emergency products. Further, the company offers surgical products, including Weck Ligation Systems, Weck EFx Fascial Closure Systems, Percutaneous Surgical Systems, Weck Vista bladeless access ports, Deknatel sutures, and Pilling and Kmedic surgical instruments; products for use in acute care settings for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and in general and specialty surgical applications; and single-use respiratory, urology, and interventional urology products. Additionally, it provides devices and instruments for other medical device manufacturers, such as custom-engineered extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, balloon sheath/dilator sets and kits, sutures, performance fibers, and bioresorbable resins and fibers. The company serves hospitals and healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and home care markets. Teleflex Incorporated was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
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