Contrasting CAS Medical Systems (CASM) & ICU Medical (ICUI)

CAS Medical Systems (NASDAQ:CASM) and ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.9% of CAS Medical Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.0% of ICU Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.6% of CAS Medical Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of ICU Medical 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.

Profitability

This table compares CAS Medical Systems and ICU Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAS Medical Systems -27.75% N/A -48.71%
ICU Medical 6.00% 15.20% 12.40%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CAS Medical Systems and ICU Medical’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAS Medical Systems $18.76 million 2.65 -$2.33 million ($0.27) -6.37
ICU Medical $1.29 billion 3.51 $68.64 million $5.52 40.12

ICU Medical has higher revenue and earnings than CAS Medical Systems. CAS Medical Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ICU Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CAS Medical Systems and ICU Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAS Medical Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
ICU Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

CAS Medical Systems has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ICU Medical has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ICU Medical beats CAS Medical Systems on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

CAS Medical Systems Company Profile

CAS Medical Systems, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive patient monitoring products worldwide. The company provides FORE-SIGHT tissue oximeter monitors, sensors, and accessories, as well as offers FORE-SIGHT ELITE monitors. Its FORE-SIGHT absolute tissue oximeter provides non-invasive and quantitative measurement of oxygenation for cerebral tissue during surgery or critical care situations. The company also offers repair services for parts. It markets products through its own sales force, distributors, and manufacturers' representatives, as well as through hospitals, surgery centers, and outpatient facilities. CAS Medical Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Branford, Connecticut.

ICU Medical Company Profile

ICU Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices used in vascular therapy, critical care, and oncology applications worldwide. It offers infusion therapy products comprising a tube running from a bottle or plastic bag containing a solution to a catheter inserted in a patient's vein. The company's infusion therapy products include needlefree connector products under the MicroClave, MicroClave, and NanoClave brands; Neutron catheter patency connectors; SwabCap disinfecting caps; Tego hemodialysis connectors; NovaCath and SuperCath peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters; and ChemoLock and ChemoClave closed system transfer devices, as well as Diana hazardous drug compounding system for the preparation of hazardous drugs. It also provides IV solutions, such as normal salines, ringers, etc., which are used to replenish fluids and electrolytes; irrigation solutions to hydrate the wound, remove deep debris, assist with visual examination, to prevent infection, and improve healing; and nutritional solutions that feed vitamins, minerals, and other natural therapeutic substances directly into the blood stream. In addition, the company offers infusion pumps under the Plum 360, LifeCare PCA, SapphirePlus, and Sapphire names; Cogent 2-in-1 and LiDCO LX1 hemodynamic monitoring systems; CardioFlo hemodynamic monitoring sensors; TriOx PICC invasive venous oximetry sensors; SafeSet closed blood sampling and conservation systems; Transpac consumable blood pressure transducers; and Q2 Plus continuous cardiac output/oximetry systems. The company sells its products primarily to acute care hospitals, wholesalers, ambulatory clinics, and alternate site facilities, such as clinics, home health care providers, and long-term care facilities. ICU Medical, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Clemente, California.

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