Inogen (NASDAQ:INGN) and Pathfinder Cell Therapy (OTCMKTS:PFND) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares Inogen and Pathfinder Cell Therapy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pathfinder Cell Therapy||N/A||N/A||N/A|
98.0% of Inogen shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Inogen shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.1% of Pathfinder Cell Therapy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Inogen and Pathfinder Cell Therapy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Inogen||$361.94 million||2.85||$20.95 million||$1.07||43.55|
|Pathfinder Cell Therapy||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Inogen has higher revenue and earnings than Pathfinder Cell Therapy.
Volatility and Risk
Inogen has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pathfinder Cell Therapy has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Inogen and Pathfinder Cell Therapy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pathfinder Cell Therapy||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Inogen presently has a consensus price target of $53.75, indicating a potential upside of 15.34%. Given Inogen’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Inogen is more favorable than Pathfinder Cell Therapy.
Inogen beats Pathfinder Cell Therapy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Inogen Company Profile
Inogen, Inc., a medical technology company, primarily develops, manufactures, and markets portable oxygen concentrators for patients, physicians and other clinicians, and third-party payors in the United States and internationally. Its oxygen concentrators are used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions. The company offers Inogen One, a portable device that concentrate the air around the patient to provide a single source of supplemental oxygen; Inogen At Home stationary oxygen concentrators; Inogen Tidal Assist Ventilators, as well as related accessories. The company also rents its products directly to patients. Inogen, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.
Pathfinder Cell Therapy Company Profile
Pathfinder Cell Therapy, Inc., a development stage regenerative medicine company, focuses on developing novel cell-derived and related therapies for the treatment of various diseases and medical conditions characterized by organ-specific cell damage. It identifies diabetes, renal disease, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and other diseases as potential indications for therapies based on its technology. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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