Allied Healthcare Products (NASDAQ:AHPI) and Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
11.2% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Edwards Lifesciences shares are held by institutional investors. 45.0% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Edwards Lifesciences shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Allied Healthcare Products and Edwards Lifesciences, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allied Healthcare Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Edwards Lifesciences has a consensus price target of $178.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.12%. Given Edwards Lifesciences’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Edwards Lifesciences is more favorable than Allied Healthcare Products.
Risk and Volatility
Allied Healthcare Products has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edwards Lifesciences has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Edwards Lifesciences’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allied Healthcare Products||$33.76 million||0.21||-$2.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|Edwards Lifesciences||$3.72 billion||10.51||$722.20 million||$4.70||40.05|
Edwards Lifesciences has higher revenue and earnings than Allied Healthcare Products.
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Edwards Lifesciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allied Healthcare Products||-9.38%||-23.07%||-17.49%|
Edwards Lifesciences beats Allied Healthcare Products on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Allied Healthcare Products
Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. manufactures and markets respiratory products for use in the health care industry in a range of hospitals and alternate site settings worldwide. The company's respiratory care/anesthesia products comprise air compressors, calibration equipment, humidifiers, croup tents, and equipment dryers, as well as respiratory disposable products, such as oxygen tubing products, facemasks, cannulas, and ventilator circuits; and home respiratory care products include aluminum oxygen cylinders, oxygen regulators, pneumatic nebulizers, and portable suction equipment. It also provides medical gas equipment, which comprise construction products consisting of in-wall medical system components, central station pumps and compressors, and headwalls; regulation devices and suction equipment comprising flowmeters, vacuum regulators, and pressure regulators, as well as related adapters, fittings, and hoses that measure, regulate, monitor, and transfer medical gases from walled piping or equipment to patients; and disposable oxygen cylinders to provide oxygen for short periods. In addition, the company offers medical products that include respiratory/resuscitation products comprising demand resuscitation valves, portable resuscitation systems, bag masks and related products, emergency transport ventilators, precision oxygen regulators, minilators, multilators, and humidifiers; and trauma and patient handling products, such as spine immobilization products, pneumatic anti-shock garments, and trauma burn kits. It serves hospitals, hospital equipment dealers, hospital construction contractors, home health care dealers, emergency medical products dealers, and others. Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring in the United States and internationally. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The company also provides surgical heart valve therapy products, such as pericardial valves for aortic and mitral surgical valve replacement; aortic heart valves; annuloplasty rings; and cardiac cannula devices, as well as various procedure-enabling platforms to advance minimally invasive surgery. In addition, it offers critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patient's heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; pulmonary artery catheters; Oximetry Central Venous catheters, as well as clinical monitoring platforms that display a patient's physiological status; Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index, an advanced algorithm that indicates the likelihood of a patient developing hypotension; and disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to protect patients and clinicians from infection. The company distributes its products through direct sales force and independent distributors. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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