Zimmer Biomet Holdings (NYSE: ZBH) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Zimmer Biomet Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of Zimmer Biomet Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Zimmer Biomet Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Zimmer Biomet Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Zimmer Biomet Holdings pays out 27.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 37.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Zimmer Biomet Holdings has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zimmer Biomet Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Zimmer Biomet Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zimmer Biomet Holdings 9.12% 16.70% 6.18%
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Competitors -128.68% -37.29% -10.47%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Zimmer Biomet Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zimmer Biomet Holdings 1 6 12 1 2.65
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Competitors 324 1487 2603 105 2.55

Zimmer Biomet Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $138.61, suggesting a potential upside of 21.16%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.45%. Given Zimmer Biomet Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Zimmer Biomet Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zimmer Biomet Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Zimmer Biomet Holdings $7.78 billion $2.80 billion 32.87
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Competitors $827.23 million $159.49 million 34.43

Zimmer Biomet Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Zimmer Biomet Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Zimmer Biomet Holdings beats its peers on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Zimmer Biomet Holdings

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants, and related surgical products. The Company’s products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. The Company manages its operations through three geographic operating segments: the Americas, consisting principally of the United States and other North, Central and South American markets; EMEA, consisting principally of Europe and the Middle East and African markets, and Asia Pacific, consisting primarily of Japan and other Asian and Pacific markets. The Company’s product category segments include Americas Spine, Office Based Technologies, Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic (CMF), and Dental.

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