MediWound (MDWD) vs. USANA Health Sciences (USNA) Financial Comparison

MediWound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares MediWound and USANA Health Sciences’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MediWound $2.50 million 58.43 -$22.14 million ($0.62) -8.71
USANA Health Sciences $1.05 billion 2.14 $62.53 million $4.06 22.98

USANA Health Sciences has higher revenue and earnings than MediWound. MediWound is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than USANA Health Sciences, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.9% of MediWound shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.2% of USANA Health Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. 53.2% of USANA Health Sciences shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

MediWound has a beta of -0.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USANA Health Sciences has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MediWound and USANA Health Sciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MediWound -887.38% -234.12% -38.22%
USANA Health Sciences 5.97% 27.08% 19.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for MediWound and USANA Health Sciences, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MediWound 0 0 6 0 3.00
USANA Health Sciences 0 1 1 0 2.50

MediWound currently has a consensus target price of $9.83, indicating a potential upside of 82.10%. USANA Health Sciences has a consensus target price of $95.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.82%. Given MediWound’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MediWound is more favorable than USANA Health Sciences.

Summary

USANA Health Sciences beats MediWound on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

MediWound Company Profile

MediWound Ltd., an integrated biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing novel therapeutics products to address unmet needs. It markets NexoBrid, a biopharmaceutical product for the removal of eschar, a dead or damaged tissue in adults with deep partial- and full-thickness thermal burns in the European Union, Israel, and Argentina. The company also develops EscharEx, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds. MediWound Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Yavne, Israel.

USANA Health Sciences Company Profile

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops and manufactures science-based nutritional and personal care products. The Company operates as a direct selling company in two geographic regions: Americas and Europe, and Asia Pacific, which includes three sub-regions: Southeast Asia Pacific, Greater China and North Asia. Its product lines include USANA Nutritionals Essentials, Optimizers, Foods, Sense-beautiful science and All Other. Its USANA Nutritionals Essentials product line includes vitamin and mineral supplements that provide a foundation of total body nutrition for every age group beginning with children of approximately one year. Its Optimizers product line consists of targeted supplements designed to meet individual health and nutritional needs. Its Sense-beautiful science product line includes science-based, personal care products that support skin and hair by providing topical nourishment, moisturization and protection.

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