Allied Healthcare Products (NASDAQ:AHPI) and Avanos Medical (NYSE:AVNS) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Avanos Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allied Healthcare Products||-8.03%||-19.03%||-14.89%|
Volatility and Risk
Allied Healthcare Products has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avanos Medical has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for Allied Healthcare Products and Avanos Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allied Healthcare Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Avanos Medical has a consensus price target of $66.00, suggesting a potential upside of 47.72%. Given Avanos Medical’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Avanos Medical is more favorable than Allied Healthcare Products.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
11.8% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.1% of Avanos Medical shares are held by institutional investors. 45.0% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Avanos Medical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Avanos Medical’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allied Healthcare Products||$33.76 million||0.23||-$2.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|Avanos Medical||$611.60 million||3.46||$79.30 million||$2.35||19.01|
Avanos Medical has higher revenue and earnings than Allied Healthcare Products.
Avanos Medical beats Allied Healthcare Products on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Allied Healthcare Products Company Profile
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.
Avanos Medical Company Profile
Avanos Medical, Inc. operates as a medical technology company that focuses on eliminating pain, speeding recovery, and preventing infection for healthcare providers and patients worldwide. Its Medical Devices segment provides a portfolio of products that focuses on respiratory and digestive health, along with surgical and interventional pain management. Its products include post-operative pain management solutions, minimally invasive interventional pain therapies, closed airway suction systems, and enteral feeding tubes. This segment sells its products under the ON-Q, COOLIEF, MICROCUFF, MIC-KEY, HOMEPUMP, CORTRAK, and other brand names. The company markets its products directly to hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as through third-party distribution channels. The company was formerly known as Halyard Health, Inc. and changed its name to Avanos Medical, Inc. in June 2018. Avanos Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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