Comparing Danaher (DHR) and Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF)

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Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and Elbit Vision Systems (OTCMKTS:EVSNF) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Danaher and Elbit Vision Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Danaher 0 0 14 0 3.00
Elbit Vision Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Danaher presently has a consensus target price of $111.61, suggesting a potential upside of 6.92%. Given Danaher’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Danaher is more favorable than Elbit Vision Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Danaher and Elbit Vision Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Danaher $18.33 billion 3.99 $2.49 billion $4.03 25.90
Elbit Vision Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Danaher has higher revenue and earnings than Elbit Vision Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Danaher and Elbit Vision Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Danaher 14.07% 11.59% 6.63%
Elbit Vision Systems N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.8% of Danaher shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of Danaher shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.8% of Elbit Vision Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Danaher pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Elbit Vision Systems does not pay a dividend. Danaher pays out 15.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Danaher beats Elbit Vision Systems on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Danaher Company Profile

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. The company's Life Sciences segment provides laser scanning, compound, surgical, and other stereo microscopes. This segment also offers filtration, separation, and purification technologies to the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical, aerospace, microelectronics, and general industrial sectors. Its Diagnostics segment provides chemistry, immunoassay, microbiology, and automation systems, as well as hematology and flow cytometry products. The company offers analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software, and services for hospitals, physicians' offices, reference laboratories, and other critical care settings. Its Dental segment provides consumables, equipment, and services to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and ailments of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. This segment offers implant systems, dental prosthetics, and associated treatment planning software; orthodontic bracket systems and lab products; endodontic systems and related consumables; restorative materials and instruments; infection prevention products; digital imaging systems and software; air and electric powered handpieces, and consumables; and treatment units. Its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment offers instrumentation, services, and disinfection systems to analyze, treat, and manage water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. This segment also provides equipment, software, services, and consumables for packaging, printing, marking, coding, and traceability applications for consumer, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. The company was formerly known as Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and changed its name to Danaher Corporation in 1984. Danaher Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

Elbit Vision Systems Company Profile

Elbit Vision Systems Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic vision inspection and quality monitoring systems worldwide. The company offers vision inspection systems, such as IQ-TEX for the visual inspection and quality monitoring of woven fabrics; and IQ-TEX Lite for the visual inspection and quality monitoring of knitted, non-woven, tire cord, film, metal, coated, and technical fabrics. Its vision inspection systems also include Broken Filaments Analyzer for the detection of broken filament defects in glass fabric; and On Loom Inspection, an automatic visual quality inspection system that monitors selected fabric types, such as carbon, tire cord, and other technical fabrics while weaving. The company also provides accessories comprising invisible ink or sticker marking units, alarm sets, IR ink for marking, and external connecting devices for marking and measuring, as well as services related to automatic vision inspection and quality monitoring systems. It sells its products through in-house sales personnel and independent sales representatives. Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel.

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