Analyzing Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) and COLOPLAST A/S/ADR (CLPBY)

COLOPLAST A/S/ADR (OTCMKTS: CLPBY) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

COLOPLAST A/S/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Intuitive Surgical does not pay a dividend. COLOPLAST A/S/ADR pays out 37.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of COLOPLAST A/S/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.5% of Intuitive Surgical shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Intuitive Surgical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for COLOPLAST A/S/ADR and Intuitive Surgical, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Intuitive Surgical 0 3 13 0 2.81

Intuitive Surgical has a consensus price target of $460.36, indicating a potential downside of 3.79%. Given Intuitive Surgical’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intuitive Surgical is more favorable than COLOPLAST A/S/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares COLOPLAST A/S/ADR and Intuitive Surgical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR 23.78% 75.48% 32.25%
Intuitive Surgical 23.25% 20.72% 17.70%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares COLOPLAST A/S/ADR and Intuitive Surgical’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COLOPLAST A/S/ADR $2.31 billion 8.51 $564.23 million $0.27 36.74
Intuitive Surgical $3.13 billion 17.32 $660.00 million $7.19 66.55

Intuitive Surgical has higher revenue and earnings than COLOPLAST A/S/ADR. COLOPLAST A/S/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intuitive Surgical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

COLOPLAST A/S/ADR has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuitive Surgical has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Intuitive Surgical beats COLOPLAST A/S/ADR on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

COLOPLAST A/S/ADR Company Profile

Coloplast A/S develops and markets intimate healthcare products and services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Chronic Care, Urology Care, and Wound & Skin Care. It provides ostomy care products for intestinal dysfunction resulting from disease, accident, and congenital disorder. The company's ostomy care products include colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy bags under the SenSura brand; and SenSura Mio, a colostomy product with elastic adhesive that fits individual body shapes, as well as ostomy accessories under the Brava brand. It also offers urology care products for people suffering from diseases and symptoms of the urinary system, pelvic floor prolapse, and the male reproductive system, such as urinary incontinence, kidney stones, enlarged prostate, and impotence. The company's disposable surgical devices include prostate catheters and stents used for urological and gynecological applications before, during, and after surgery under the Porgès brand; vaginal slings to restore continence; synthetic mesh products to treat weak pelvic floor; and penile implants for men. In addition, it provides continence care products, such as SpeediCath catheters that offer catherisation for both genders; Peristeen, an anal irrigation system for controlled emptying of the bowels; and Conveen Active urine bags. Further, the company offers wound care products, such as foam dressings under the Biatain brand and hydrocolloid dressing under the Comfeel brand, as well as skin care products, such as disinfectant liquids or creams used to protect and treat the skin and to clean wounds. Additionally, it offers Interdry, a textile placed in a skin fold to absorb moisture for treatment and prevention of skin fold problems, such as fungal infections, damaged skin, or odour nuisance. The company supplies its products to hospitals, institutions, wholesalers, and pharmacies; and directly to users. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Humlebæk, Denmark.

Intuitive Surgical Company Profile

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. The company's da Vinci surgical System translates a surgeon's natural hand movements, which are performed on instrument controls at a console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small incisions or ports. Its da Vinci surgical system include surgeon's consoles, patient-side carts, 3-D vision systems, da Vinci skills simulators, da Vinci Xi integrated table motions, and Firefly fluorescence imaging products that enable surgeons to perform various surgical procedures, including gynecologic, urologic, general, cardiothoracic, and head and neck surgical procedures. The company also manufactures EndoWrist instruments that include forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. In addition, it offers da Vinci Single-Site instruments and accessories that allow surgical systems to work through a single incision; and EndoWrist One vessel sealers that are wristed single-use instruments intended for bipolar coagulation and mechanical transection of vessels up to 7 mm in diameter and tissue bundles that fit in the jaws of the instrument. Further, the company provides EndoWrist stapler, a wristed stapling instrument intended for resection, transection, and/or creation of anastomoses, as well as sells various accessories, including replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items that facilitate use of the da Vinci system, as well as sterile drapes for ensuring a sterile field during surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. markets its products directly and through distributors in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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