Contrasting Atrion (ATRI) & Its Competitors

Atrion (NASDAQ: ATRI) is one of 77 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Atrion to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Atrion has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atrion’s rivals have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Atrion pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Atrion pays out 26.6% 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 36.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Atrion has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Atrion and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atrion 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atrion Competitors 267 1260 2690 91 2.60

As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.76%. Given Atrion’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atrion has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atrion $143.49 million $27.58 million 32.00
Atrion Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 110.26

Atrion’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Atrion. Atrion 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atrion 22.98% 18.34% 16.33%
Atrion Competitors -449.44% -28.47% -12.54%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.0% of Atrion shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.1% of Atrion shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atrion rivals beat Atrion on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Atrion Company Profile

Atrion Corporation (Atrion) is engaged in developing and manufacturing products, primarily for medical applications. The Company’s medical products range from fluid delivery devices to ophthalmic and cardiovascular products. Its fluid delivery products include valves that promote infection control and needle safety. It has developed a range of valves designed to fill, hold and release controlled amounts of fluids or gasses on demand for use in various intubation, intravenous, catheter and other applications in areas, such as anesthesia and oncology. Its cardiovascular product, MPS2 Myocardial Protection System (MPS2), is the system used in open-heart surgery that delivers fluids and medications, mixes critical drugs and controls temperature, pressure and other variables. The Company manufactures specialized medical devices that disinfect contact lenses. Its other medical and non-medical product lines consist of instrumentation and associated disposables.

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