Integer (NYSE: ITGR) and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:SPB) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
97.1% of Integer shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Integer shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Integer and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock||0||2||10||0||2.83|
Integer presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.87%. Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock has a consensus price target of $128.09, suggesting a potential upside of 61.24%. Given Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock is more favorable than Integer.
This table compares Integer and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock||8.25%||12.68%||3.10%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Integer and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Integer||$1.46 billion||1.41||$66.67 million||$2.81||22.94|
|Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock||$5.01 billion||0.88||$295.80 million||$5.46||14.55|
Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock has higher revenue and earnings than Integer. Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integer, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Integer does not pay a dividend. Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock pays out 30.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Integer has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock beats Integer on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Integer Holdings Corporation operates as a medical device outsource manufacturer worldwide. It operates through two segments, Medical and Non-Medical. The company offers arthroscopic devices and components, such as shaver blades and burrs, ablation probes, and suture anchors; laparoscopic and general surgery products, including trocars, endoscopes and laparoscopes, closure devices, harmonic scalpels, bipolar energy delivery devices, radio frequency probes, thermal tumor ablation devices, and ophthalmic surgery devices; and biopsy and drug delivery products. It also provides orthopedic products, including hip and shoulder joint reconstruction implants, plates, screws, and spinal devices, as well as instruments and delivery systems. In addition, the company provides products for vascular, cardiac surgery, and structural heart diseases; peripheral vascular, neurovascular, urology, and oncology products; and electrophysiology, infusion therapy, and hemodialysis products. Further, it offers cardiac and neuromodulation products, such as batteries, capacitors, filtered and unfiltered feedthroughs, engineered components, implantable stimulation leads, and enclosures; pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, implantable cardiac monitors, and other implantable devices; and neuromodulation medical devices. Additionally, it offers customized battery power and management systems, charging and docking stations, and power supplies for energy, military, and environmental markets. It serves multi-national original equipment manufacturers and their affiliated subsidiaries in the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, and advanced surgical markets. The company was formerly known as Greatbatch, Inc. and changed its name to Integer Holdings Corporation in July 2016. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
About Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes branded consumer products. Its Global Batteries & Appliances segment offers consumer batteries; personal care products, including electric shaving and grooming products, and hair care appliances and accessories; and small appliances, such as small kitchen and home appliances. The company's Hardware & Home Improvement segment provides hinges, security hardware products, screens and storm doors, garage doors, window hardware and floor protection products; knobs, levers, deadbolts, handle sets, and electronics; commercial doors, locks, and hardware products; and kitchen, bath, and shower faucets, as well as other plumbing products. Its Global Pet Supplies segment offers dog, cat, and small animal food and treats; clean-up and training aid products and accessories; pet health and grooming products; and aquariums and aquatic health supplies. The company's Home and Garden segment provides outdoor insect and weed control solutions, and animal repellents; household insecticides and pest controls; and personal use pesticides and insect repellent products. Its Global Auto Care segment offers protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products, and air fresheners and washes; automotive fuel and oil additives, and functional fluids; and do-it-yourself air conditioner recharge products, refrigerant and oil recharge kits, and sealants and accessories. The company sells its products through various trade channels, including retailers, wholesalers and distributors, hearing aid professionals, construction companies, and original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of HRG Group, Inc.
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