Analyzing Orthopediatrics (KIDS) and St Jude Medical (STJ)

Orthopediatrics (NASDAQ: KIDS) and St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Orthopediatrics and St Jude Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orthopediatrics 0 0 4 0 3.00
St Jude Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Orthopediatrics presently has a consensus price target of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 27.24%. Given Orthopediatrics’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Orthopediatrics is more favorable than St Jude Medical.

Profitability

This table compares Orthopediatrics and St Jude Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orthopediatrics N/A N/A N/A
St Jude Medical 14.14% 19.40% 6.75%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Orthopediatrics and St Jude Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orthopediatrics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
St Jude Medical N/A N/A N/A $2.28 35.45

Dividends

St Jude Medical pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Orthopediatrics does not pay a dividend. St Jude Medical pays out 54.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. St Jude Medical has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.7% of St Jude Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of St Jude Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

St Jude Medical beats Orthopediatrics on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Orthopediatrics

OrthoPediatrics Corp. is a United States-based medical device company. The Company designs, develops and commercializes orthopedic implants and instruments to meet the specialized needs of pediatric surgeons and their patients. It operates through the OrthoPediatrics segment, which designs, develops and markets implants and devices for children with orthopedic problems. Its products include RESPONSE Spinal Deformity System, PediNail Intramedullary Nail System, PediLoc Plating Systems, ACL Reconstruction System, Locking Cannulated Blade (LCB) plate system, Locking Proximal Femur (LPF) plate system, PediFlex Flexible Nailing System, PediFrag, PediLoc Extension Osteotomy Plate (PLEO), PediLoc Femur Locking Plate System, PediLoc Tibia Locking Plate System, PediPlates system and Spica Table. It markets over 20 surgical systems that serve approximately three categories within pediatric orthopedic market, including trauma and deformity, complex spine and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruct

About St Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical, Inc. is focused on the development, manufacture and distribution of cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular and atrial fibrillation therapy areas, and interventional pain therapy and neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. The Company’s product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems; atrial fibrillation products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping, navigation and recording systems and ablation systems); bradycardia pacemaker systems; vascular products (vascular closure products, pressure measurement guidewires, optical coherence tomography imaging products, vascular plugs, heart failure monitoring devices and other vascular accessories); structural heart products (heart valve replacement and repair products and structural heart defect devices); neuromodulation products, and Thoratec products.

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