Invacare Corporation (IVC) & The Competition Head to Head Review

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Invacare Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Invacare Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Invacare Corporation pays out -2.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 35.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Invacare Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Invacare Corporation $980.12 million -$13.64 million -7.80
Invacare Corporation Competitors $827.05 million $159.48 million 32.96

Invacare Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Invacare Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Invacare Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invacare Corporation -6.42% -12.79% -5.88%
Invacare Corporation Competitors -128.72% -37.35% -10.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Invacare Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned 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.

Risk and Volatility

Invacare Corporation has a beta of 2.36, indicating that its stock price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invacare Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Invacare Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invacare Corporation 0 1 2 0 2.67
Invacare Corporation Competitors 321 1474 2581 105 2.55

Invacare Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.65%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 5.38%. Given Invacare Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Invacare Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Invacare Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Invacare Corporation

Invacare Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor for medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. The Company’s geographical segments are Europe; North America, which includes North America/Home Medical Equipment (North America/HME) and Institutional Products Group (IPG) segments, and Asia/Pacific. The Company manufactures and distributes three product categories: mobility and seating, lifestyle and respiratory therapy. It provides medical device solutions for congenital (cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida), acquired (stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, post-acute recovery and pressure ulcers) and degenerative (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), elderly and bariatric) ailments. The Company sells its products to home medical equipment providers with retail and e-commerce channels, residential living operators, distributors and government health services.

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