Analyzing Invacare (IVCRQ) and Its Peers

Invacare (NYSE:IVCRQGet Rating) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Invacare to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Invacare has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invacare’s peers have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Invacare and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invacare -9.99% -37.76% -7.18%
Invacare Competitors -211.85% -89.24% -24.13%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.9% of Invacare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Invacare shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.5% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Invacare and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Invacare $872.46 million -$45.56 million -0.01
Invacare Competitors $1.24 billion $113.56 million 7.40

Invacare’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Invacare. Invacare 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Invacare and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invacare 0 0 0 0 N/A
Invacare Competitors 292 1074 2254 81 2.57

As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 27.31%. Given Invacare’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Invacare has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Invacare peers beat Invacare on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Invacare

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Invacare Corp. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. It focuses on medical device solutions for congenital, acquired, and degenerative ailments. The firm operates through the following segments: North America and Europe. The company was founded by Aaron Malachi Mixon III in 1979 and is headquartered in Elyria, OH.

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