Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) versus Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC) Head-To-Head Review

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) and Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Orthofix International N.V. has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill-Rom Holdings has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Orthofix International N.V. and Hill-Rom Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orthofix International N.V. 0 0 5 0 3.00
Hill-Rom Holdings 0 1 5 0 2.83

Orthofix International N.V. presently has a consensus price target of $53.30, indicating a potential upside of 3.62%. Hill-Rom Holdings has a consensus price target of C$88.33, indicating a potential upside of 15.95%. Given Hill-Rom Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hill-Rom Holdings is more favorable than Orthofix International N.V..

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Orthofix International N.V. and Hill-Rom Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orthofix International N.V. $409.79 million 2.29 $3.05 million $0.07 734.96
Hill-Rom Holdings $2.74 billion 1.83 $133.60 million C$1.99 38.28

Hill-Rom Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Orthofix International N.V.. Hill-Rom Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Orthofix International N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.8% of Orthofix International N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.9% of Hill-Rom Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Orthofix International N.V. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Hill-Rom Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Hill-Rom Holdings pays an annual dividend of C$0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Orthofix International N.V. does not pay a dividend. Hill-Rom Holdings pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hill-Rom Holdings has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Orthofix International N.V. and Hill-Rom Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orthofix International N.V. 0.33% 10.26% 7.57%
Hill-Rom Holdings 4.87% 20.27% 5.87%

Summary

Hill-Rom Holdings beats Orthofix International N.V. on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orthofix International N.V. Company Profile

Orthofix International N.V. (Orthofix) is a global medical device company. The Company is focused on providing reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians. The company operates in four segments: BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation and Spine Fixation. Its BioStim solutions products include Cervical-Stim, Spinal-Stim and Physio-Stim. The Biologics products include AlloQuent Structural Allografts, Trinity ELITE, Trinity Evolution and VersaShield. The Extremity Fixation products include Fixator, Eight-Plate Guided Growth System and Contours VPS Volar Plating System III. The Spine Fixation products include Hallmark Anterior Cervical Plate System, Ascent LE Posterior Occipital Cervico-Thoracic (POCT) System, Firebird Deformity Correction System, Phoenix Minimally Invasive Spinal Fixation System, Samba-Screw System, LONESTAR Cervical Stand Alone (CSA), SKYHAWK Lateral Interbody Fusion System & Lateral Plate System and CENTURION POCT System.

Hill-Rom Holdings Company Profile

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company sells and rents its specialty frames and surfaces, and mobility solutions, as well as its clinical workflow solutions, in the United States and Canada through its North America Patient Support Systems segment, and in regions outside of the United States and Canada through its International Patient Support Systems segment. Its Front Line Care segment globally sells and rents respiratory care products, and sells medical diagnostic equipment and a diversified portfolio of devices that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a range of illnesses and diseases. Under its Surgical Solutions segment, the Company sells its surgical products globally.

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