Financial Review: COLLPLANT HOLDI/S (CLGN) and MSA Safety (MSA)

COLLPLANT HOLDI/S (NASDAQ:CLGN) and MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.


This table compares COLLPLANT HOLDI/S and MSA Safety’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COLLPLANT HOLDI/S -435.47% -74.04% -39.88%
MSA Safety 9.14% 27.28% 10.53%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares COLLPLANT HOLDI/S and MSA Safety’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COLLPLANT HOLDI/S $480,000.00 39.90 -$6.02 million ($2.26) -2.48
MSA Safety $1.36 billion 2.95 $26.02 million $4.50 23.16

MSA Safety has higher revenue and earnings than COLLPLANT HOLDI/S. COLLPLANT HOLDI/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MSA Safety, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


MSA Safety pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. COLLPLANT HOLDI/S does not pay a dividend. MSA Safety pays out 33.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MSA Safety has increased its dividend for 47 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of COLLPLANT HOLDI/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of MSA Safety shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.9% of MSA Safety shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for COLLPLANT HOLDI/S and MSA Safety, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COLLPLANT HOLDI/S 0 0 1 0 3.00
MSA Safety 0 3 1 0 2.25

COLLPLANT HOLDI/S presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. MSA Safety has a consensus price target of $106.10, suggesting a potential upside of 1.80%. Given COLLPLANT HOLDI/S’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe COLLPLANT HOLDI/S is more favorable than MSA Safety.


MSA Safety beats COLLPLANT HOLDI/S on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


CollPlant Holdings Ltd., a regenerative medicine company, focuses on developing and commercializing tissue repair products for three-dimensional (3D) bio-printing of tissues and organs, orthobiologics, and advanced wound care markets in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its products are based on recombinant type I human collagen (rhCollagen) that is produced with its proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology. The company's products include Vergenix STR, a soft tissue repair matrix intended for treatment of tendinopathy; Vergenix FG, a wound-filling flowable gel for the treatment of deep surgical incisions and wounds, including diabetic ulcers, venous and pressure ulcers, burns, bedsores, and other chronic wounds; and BioInks for 3D printing of tissues and organs. CollPlant Holdings Ltd. has a license, development, and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation for 3D bioprinting of solid-organ scaffolds for human transplants. The company is headquartered in Ness Ziona, Israel.

MSA Safety Company Profile

MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, utilities, and mining industries worldwide. It operates through Americas and International segments. The company's core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as permanently installed gas detection monitoring systems, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, as well as replacement components and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air. Its core product offerings also consist of breathing apparatus products, such as self-contained breathing apparatus, face masks, and respirators; hand-held portable gas detection instruments; industrial head protection products; firefighter helmets and protective apparel; and fall protection equipment comprising confined space equipment, harnesses, fall arrest equipment, lanyards, and lifelines. In addition, the company offers respirators, eye and face protection products, ballistic helmets, and gas masks. It serves distributors, and industrial or military end-users through indirect and direct sales channels. The company was founded in 1914 and is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

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