Vascular Solutions (NASDAQ: VASC) and WaferGen Bio-systems (NASDAQ:WGBS) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Vascular Solutions and WaferGen Bio-systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Vascular Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $55.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.89%. Given Vascular Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Vascular Solutions is more favorable than WaferGen Bio-systems.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.2% of Vascular Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of WaferGen Bio-systems shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Vascular Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of WaferGen Bio-systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Vascular Solutions and WaferGen Bio-systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Vascular Solutions has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WaferGen Bio-systems has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Vascular Solutions and WaferGen Bio-systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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WaferGen Bio-systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vascular Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Vascular Solutions beats WaferGen Bio-systems on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Vascular Solutions Company Profile
Vascular Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company focused on bringing clinically advanced solutions to the market for treating coronary and peripheral vascular disease. The Company’s product line consists of devices and services that are sold to interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, electrophysiologists and vein practices around the world. Its products include GuideLiner catheters, Pronto catheters, Vein catheter reprocessing, Micro-introducer kits, Hemostatic patches, Radial access products, Langston catheters and D-Stat Flowable hemostat. The Company’s product portfolio includes a spectrum of over 90 products consisting of approximately 900 stock keeping units (SKUs) covering an array of blood clotting devices, extraction catheters, access catheters, guide extension catheters, micro-introducer kits, guidewires, snare and retrieval devices, a reprocessing service for radiofrequency catheters and a laser and procedure kits for the treatment of varicose veins.
WaferGen Bio-systems Company Profile
WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (WaferGen) is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of genomic technology solutions for single-cell analysis (SCA) and clinical research. The Company focuses on marketing an open format genetic analysis system, the WaferGen SmartChip System. The Company’s ICELL8 Single-Cell System is a platform that can isolate a range of single cells and process specific cells for analysis, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). ICELL8 is based upon the Company’s SmartChip platform, which is also used for profiling and validating molecular biomarkers. The Company’s SmartChip is a micro-fabricated chip comprising a range of massively-parallel micro wells that are physically separated from each other. It offers SmartChip System Capabilities, SmartChip Single-Cell Isolation System, SmartChip Target Enrichment (TE) System and Apollo 324 Library Preparation.
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