Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) & Stryker (NASDAQ:SYK) Financial Comparison

Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) and Stryker (NYSE:SYK) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Utah Medical Products pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Stryker pays an annual dividend of $2.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Stryker pays out 27.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Utah Medical Products has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Stryker has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Utah Medical Products and Stryker’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Utah Medical Products $46.90 million 6.94 $14.73 million N/A N/A
Stryker $14.88 billion 4.64 $2.08 billion $8.26 22.29

Stryker has higher revenue and earnings than Utah Medical Products.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Utah Medical Products and Stryker, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Utah Medical Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Stryker 2 7 17 1 2.63

Stryker has a consensus price target of $215.20, indicating a potential upside of 16.87%. Given Stryker’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Stryker is more favorable than Utah Medical Products.

Profitability

This table compares Utah Medical Products and Stryker’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Utah Medical Products 31.29% 14.72% 13.46%
Stryker 14.47% 24.90% 11.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.8% of Utah Medical Products shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Stryker shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Utah Medical Products shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Stryker shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Utah Medical Products has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stryker has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Stryker beats Utah Medical Products on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Utah Medical Products

Utah Medical Products, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the healthcare industry in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers fetal monitoring accessories, vacuum-assisted delivery systems, and other labor and delivery tools; DISPOSA-HOOD, an infant respiratory hood; and DELTRAN PLUS, a blood pressure monitoring system. It also provides umbilical vessel catheters; DIALY-NATE, a disposable peritoneal dialysis set; PALA-NATE, a silicone oral protection device; URI-CATH, a urinary drainage system; MYELO-NATE, a lumbar sampling kit; and HEMO-NATE, a disposable filter. In addition, the company offers LETZ system to excise cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; FINESSE+ generators; loop, ball, and needle electrodes; FILTRESSE evacuators; other specialty electrodes and supplies, and gynecologic tools; Femcare trocars and cannulae; Femcare laparoscopic instruments and accessories; and EPITOME, an electrosurgical scalpel. Further, it provides FILSHIE CLIP system, a female surgical contraception; PATHFINDER PLUS, an endoscopic irrigation device; suprapubic catheterization; LIBERTY system to treat and control urinary incontinence in women; ENDOCURETTE, a curette for uterine endometrial tissue sampling; TVUS/HSG-Cath to assess abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding and other suspected abnormalities of the uterus; and LUMIN to manipulate the uterus in laparoscopic procedures. Additionally, the company offers DELTRAN, a disposable pressure transducer; and pressure monitoring accessories, components, and other molded parts. It markets its products to neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery department, women's health center in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician's offices. The company sells its products through customer service and sales force, independent consultants, and independent manufacturer representatives. Utah Medical Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Midvale, Utah.

About Stryker

Stryker Corporation operates as a medical technology company. The company operates through three segments: Orthopaedics, MedSurg, and Neurotechnology and Spine. The Orthopaedics segment provides implants for use in hip and knee joint replacements, and trauma and extremities surgeries. The MedSurg segment offers surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems, endoscopic and communications systems, patient handling, emergency medical equipment and intensive care disposable products, reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices, and other medical devices for use in various medical specialties. The Neurotechnology and Spine segment provides neurotechnology products that include products used for minimally invasive endovascular techniques; products for brain and open skull based surgical procedures; orthobiologic and biosurgery products, such as synthetic bone grafts and vertebral augmentation products; and minimally invasive products for the treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. It also provides spinal implant products comprising cervical, thoracolumbar, and interbody systems for use in spinal injury, deformity, and degenerative therapies. The company sells its products to doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities through company-owned subsidiaries and branches, as well as third-party dealers and distributors in approximately 80 countries. Stryker Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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