Reviewing AxoGen (AXGN) and The Competition

AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is one of 46 public companies in the “Electromedical equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AxoGen to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.8% of AxoGen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.7% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of AxoGen shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.



Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AxoGen and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AxoGen $60.43 million -$10.44 million -122.42
AxoGen Competitors $1.10 billion $121.87 million -38.42

AxoGen’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than AxoGen. AxoGen 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for AxoGen and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AxoGen 0 0 8 0 3.00
AxoGen Competitors 146 439 968 26 2.55

AxoGen presently has a consensus target price of $33.14, suggesting a potential downside of 12.67%. As a group, “Electromedical equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.23%. Given AxoGen’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AxoGen has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AxoGen -17.29% -70.63% -22.33%
AxoGen Competitors -136.44% 33.70% -12.43%

Risk and Volatility

AxoGen has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AxoGen’s peers have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AxoGen peers beat AxoGen on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About AxoGen

AxoGen, Inc. develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The company's surgical solutions include Avance Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site; AxoGuard Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix (ECM) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves; and AxoGuard Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product that is used to wrap and protect damaged peripheral nerves, as well as reinforces the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments. Its solutions also comprise Avive Soft Tissue Membrane, a minimally processed human umbilical cord membrane that can be used as a resorbable soft tissue covering to separate tissues and modulate inflammation in the surgical bed. In addition, the company offers AcroVal neurosensory and motor testing system, which consists of AcroGrip for use in hand grip strength measurement; AcroPinch for measuring pinch strength; and Pressure-Specified Sensory Device, a somatosensory evaluation and measurement device. Further, it provides AxoTouch two point discriminator, a tool that is used for measuring the innervation density of surface area of the skin. The company provides its products to hospitals, surgery centers, and military hospitals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other European countries, and internationally. AxoGen, Inc. is headquartered in Alachua, Florida.

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