Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO) is one of 120 public companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Vapotherm to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.5% of Vapotherm shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.7% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vapotherm and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vapotherm N/A N/A N/A
Vapotherm Competitors -30.00% -41.48% -13.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Vapotherm and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vapotherm 0 0 4 0 3.00
Vapotherm Competitors 799 2804 4974 252 2.53

Vapotherm currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.47%. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 21.95%. Given Vapotherm’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Vapotherm is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vapotherm and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vapotherm $42.38 million -$42.47 million -1.37
Vapotherm Competitors $1.48 billion $146.48 million 43.94

Vapotherm’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vapotherm. Vapotherm is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

About Vapotherm

Vapotherm, Inc., a medical technology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary Hi-VNI technology products used to treat patients of various ages suffering from respiratory distress worldwide. The company offers precision flow systems, such as Precision Flow Plus, Precision Flow Classic, and Precision Flow Heliox that use Hi-VNI technology to deliver heated, humidified, and oxygenated air at a high velocity to patients through a small-bore nasal interface. It also provides companion products, including Vapotherm Transfer Unit and Q50 compressor; and disposable products comprising single-use disposables and nasal interfaces. The company sells its products to hospitals through a direct sales force in the United States; and through distributors in various countries internationally. Vapotherm, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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