Allied Healthcare Products (NASDAQ:AHPI) and Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Sientra’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allied Healthcare Products||$33.76 million||0.23||-$2.19 million||N/A||N/A|
|Sientra||$36.54 million||8.09||-$64.02 million||($2.82)||-3.66|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Allied Healthcare Products and Sientra, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allied Healthcare Products||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Sientra has a consensus price target of $24.29, suggesting a potential upside of 135.10%. Given Sientra’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sientra is more favorable than Allied Healthcare Products.
Volatility and Risk
Allied Healthcare Products has a beta of 0.12, indicating that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sientra has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Allied Healthcare Products and Sientra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allied Healthcare Products||-9.38%||-23.07%||-17.49%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.8% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of Sientra shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.0% of Allied Healthcare Products shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.0% of Sientra shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Allied Healthcare Products beats Sientra on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Allied Healthcare Products
Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. manufactures and markets respiratory products for use in the health care industry in a range of hospitals and alternate site settings worldwide. The company's respiratory care/anesthesia products comprise air compressors, calibration equipment, humidifiers, croup tents, and equipment dryers, as well as respiratory disposable products, such as oxygen tubing products, facemasks, cannulas, and ventilator circuits; and home respiratory care products include aluminum oxygen cylinders, oxygen regulators, pneumatic nebulizers, and portable suction equipment. It also provides medical gas equipment, which comprise construction products consisting of in-wall medical system components, central station pumps and compressors, and headwalls; regulation devices and suction equipment comprising flowmeters, vacuum regulators, and pressure regulators, as well as related adapters, fittings, and hoses that measure, regulate, monitor, and transfer medical gases from walled piping or equipment to patients; and disposable oxygen cylinders to provide oxygen for short periods. In addition, the company offers medical products that include respiratory/resuscitation products comprising demand resuscitation valves, portable resuscitation systems, bag masks and related products, emergency transport ventilators, precision oxygen regulators, minilators, multilators, and humidifiers; and trauma and patient handling products, such as spine immobilization products, pneumatic anti-shock garments, and trauma burn kits. It serves hospitals, hospital equipment dealers, hospital construction contractors, home health care dealers, emergency medical products dealers, and others. Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sientra, Inc., a medical aesthetics company, develops and sells medical aesthetics products to plastic surgeons in the United States. It operates through two segments, Breast Products and miraDry. The company offers silicone gel breast implants for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures; breast tissue expanders; and scar management products under the Sientra, AlloX2, Dermaspan, Softspan, and BIOCORNEUM brand names. It also provides body contouring products; facial and nasal implants; saline-filled breast implant sizers to identify the correct style and size of implants; and non-breast tissue expanders for expanding tissue and skin surface area for burn care and other reconstructive use. The company was formerly known as Juliet Medical, Inc. and changed its name to Sientra, Inc. in April 2007. Sientra, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
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