Contrasting Integra Lifesciences (IART) and Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO)

Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) and Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Integra Lifesciences and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integra Lifesciences 1 9 4 0 2.21
Inovio Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00

Integra Lifesciences presently has a consensus target price of $60.75, indicating a potential downside of 5.78%. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a consensus target price of $11.25, indicating a potential upside of 114.29%. Given Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inovio Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Integra Lifesciences.

Profitability

This table compares Integra Lifesciences and Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integra Lifesciences 5.10% 17.43% 6.09%
Inovio Pharmaceuticals -252.95% -71.53% -53.05%

Volatility and Risk

Integra Lifesciences has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Integra Lifesciences and Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Integra Lifesciences $1.19 billion 4.62 $64.74 million $1.94 33.24
Inovio Pharmaceuticals $42.22 million 11.38 -$88.20 million ($1.09) -4.82

Integra Lifesciences has higher revenue and earnings than Inovio Pharmaceuticals. Inovio Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integra Lifesciences, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.4% of Integra Lifesciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.5% of Inovio Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Integra Lifesciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Inovio Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Integra Lifesciences beats Inovio Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Integra Lifesciences

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets surgical implants and medical instruments for use in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery. The company operates in two segments, Codman Specialty Surgical, and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies. It offers neurosurgery and neuro critical care products, including tissue ablation equipment, dural repair products, cerebral spinal fluid management devices, intracranial monitoring equipment, and cranial stabilization equipment. The company also sells approximately 60,000 instrument patterns, and surgical and lighting products to hospitals and surgery centers, as well as dental, podiatry, and veterinary offices. In addition, it provides regenerative technology products for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds; and surgical tissue repair products for hernia repair, peripheral nerve repair and protection, and tendon repair. Further, the company sells hardware products, such as bone and joint fixation, and joint replacement devices; implants; and instruments, which provide for the orthopedic reconstruction of bone in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, as well as the foot, ankle, and leg below the knee in the extremity bone and joint reconstruction procedures. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation offers its products directly through various sales forces and other distribution channels in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops active DNA immunotherapies and vaccines to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases. Its SynCon immunotherapy design has the ability to break the immune system's tolerance of cancerous cells, as well as is intended to facilitate cross-strain protection against known, as well as new unmatched strains of pathogens, such as influenza. The company is involved in conducting and planning clinical programs of its proprietary SynCon immunotherapies for HPV-caused pre-cancers and cancers; prostate, breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers; hepatitis C virus; hepatitis B virus; human immunodeficiency virus; Ebola virus; middle east respiratory syndrome; and Zika virus. Its partners and collaborators include MedImmune, LLC, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, GeneOne Life Science Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Plumbline Life Sciences, Inc., the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Drexel University, National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States Military HIV Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

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