Exactech (NASDAQ: EXAC) and Asante Solutions (NASDAQ:PUMP) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
61.2% of Exactech shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.3% of Exactech shares are owned 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Exactech and Asante Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Exactech currently has a consensus target price of $49.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.51%. Asante Solutions has a consensus target price of $20.64, indicating a potential upside of 21.71%. Given Asante Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Asante Solutions is more favorable than Exactech.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Exactech and Asante Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Exactech has higher revenue and earnings than Asante Solutions.
This table compares Exactech and Asante Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Exactech beats Asante Solutions on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Exactech, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, distributes and sells orthopedic implant devices, related surgical instrumentation and biologic services to hospitals and physicians. The Company’s segments include knee, hip, biologics and spine, extremity and other products. Its other products segment includes miscellaneous sales categories, such as bone cement, instrument rental fees, shipping charges and other product lines. The Company distributes joint replacement systems, including knee, hip, spine and extremity implant systems, and biologic products and services and bone cement materials used in orthopedic surgery and dental procedures. The Exactech Knee System provides solutions for partial, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. Its hip solutions address the continuum of hip arthroplasty. It manufactures and distributes various products and services designed for the healing and regeneration of bone and soft tissue, including products, which contain human allograft.
About Asante Solutions
Asante Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is a manufacturer of Asante Snap Insulin Pump System (Snap system), which is a pump featuring a modular design with pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable pump bodies, utilized in combination with a controller. The Snap system comprises four components: the Snap system controller, a disposable pump body, disposable pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable infusion sets. The Snap system also incorporates a technology that allows for auto-priming, whereby, without user intervention, the infusion tubing is automatically filled with insulin every time a new cartridge is inserted. The disposable pump body, which contains a fresh battery, is designed to be used for a week. The Company markets the Snap system through distributors of medical equipment and supplies to individuals with diabetes.
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