E-QURE Corp/SH (OTCMKTS:EQUR) and Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares E-QURE Corp/SH and Pool’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for E-QURE Corp/SH and Pool, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Pool has a consensus price target of $154.25, suggesting a potential upside of 4.26%. Given Pool’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pool is more favorable than E-QURE Corp/SH.
Pool pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. E-QURE Corp/SH does not pay a dividend. Pool pays out 45.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pool has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.7% of Pool shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.6% of E-QURE Corp/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Pool shares are owned by company 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares E-QURE Corp/SH and Pool’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pool||$2.79 billion||2.14||$191.63 million||$3.99||37.08|
Pool has higher revenue and earnings than E-QURE Corp/SH.
Volatility & Risk
E-QURE Corp/SH has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pool has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Pool beats E-QURE Corp/SH on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About E-QURE Corp/SH
E-Qure Corp. focuses on the development and commercialization of bioelectrical signal therapy (BST) devices. Its BST devices implement patented and proprietary electrical stimulation technologies to treat hard-to-cure wounds and ulcers up to complete closure and/or cure. E-Qure Corp. is based in New York, New York.
Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and landscape products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies. It also provides building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for use in pool installations and remodeling; and commercial products, such as ASME heaters, safety equipment, and commercial pumps and filters. In addition, the company offers discretionary recreational and related outdoor lifestyle products that enhance consumers' use and enjoyment of outdoor living spaces, such as spas, grills, and components for outdoor kitchens. It serves swimming pool remodelers and builders; specialty retailers that sell swimming pool supplies; swimming pool repair and service businesses; irrigation construction and landscape maintenance contractors; and golf course and other commercial customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 351 sales centers. Pool Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana.
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