Critical Contrast: Owens & Minor (OMI) vs. Merit Medical Systems (MMSI)

Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI) and Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Owens & Minor and Merit Medical Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Owens & Minor 1 2 0 0 1.67
Merit Medical Systems 0 1 9 0 2.90

Owens & Minor presently has a consensus price target of $30.67, suggesting a potential upside of 6.33%. Merit Medical Systems has a consensus price target of $41.27, suggesting a potential downside of 0.79%. Given Owens & Minor’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Owens & Minor is more favorable than Merit Medical Systems.

Dividends

Owens & Minor pays an annual dividend of $1.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Merit Medical Systems does not pay a dividend. Owens & Minor pays out 65.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Merit Medical Systems has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.8% of Owens & Minor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of Merit Medical Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Owens & Minor shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Merit Medical Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Owens & Minor and Merit Medical Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Owens & Minor 1.02% 11.64% 4.13%
Merit Medical Systems 4.87% 9.78% 5.72%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Owens & Minor and Merit Medical Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Owens & Minor $9.38 billion 0.19 $229.96 million $1.58 18.25
Merit Medical Systems $672.31 million 3.10 $101.84 million $0.70 59.43

Owens & Minor has higher revenue and earnings than Merit Medical Systems. Owens & Minor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Merit Medical Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Owens & Minor has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Merit Medical Systems has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Merit Medical Systems beats Owens & Minor on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Owens & Minor Company Profile

Owens & Minor, Inc. is a healthcare services company that connects the world of medical products to the point of care. The Company provides supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies and devices. The Company’s segments include Domestic, International and Clinical & Procedural Solutions (CPS). The Domestic Segment offers a portfolio of products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers in the United States. The Company also offers additional services to healthcare providers, including supplier management, analytics, inventory management, outsourced resource management, clinical supply management and business process consulting. The International segment includes its European distribution and logistics business. The CPS segment provides product-related solutions, helping manufacturers and healthcare providers source, assemble and deliver procedure kits to the point-of-care.

Merit Medical Systems Company Profile

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices used in a range of interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures. The Company operates in two segments: cardiovascular and endoscopy. The cardiovascular segment consists of cardiology and radiology devices, which assist in diagnosing and treating coronary arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease and other non-vascular diseases, and includes embolotherapeutic, cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology (EP), and interventional oncology and spine devices. Its endoscopy segment consists of gastroenterology and pulmonology medical devices, which assist in the palliative treatment of expanding esophageal, tracheobronchial and biliary strictures caused by malignant tumors. Within its segments, the Company offers products focused in four product groups: peripheral intervention, cardiac intervention, interventional oncology and spine, and endoscopy.

Receive News & Ratings for Owens & Minor Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Owens & Minor Inc. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Latest News

How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back


Leave a Reply

© 2006-2017 Ticker Report. Google+.