LDR Holding Corp (LDRH) vs. The Competition Critical Review

LDR Holding Corp (NASDAQ: LDRH) is one of 84 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare LDR Holding Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares LDR Holding Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LDR Holding Corp -18.02% -16.37% -13.65%
LDR Holding Corp Competitors -128.72% -37.35% -10.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for LDR Holding Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LDR Holding Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
LDR Holding Corp Competitors 322 1479 2593 105 2.55

As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 5.95%. Given LDR Holding Corp’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LDR Holding Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LDR Holding Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
LDR Holding Corp N/A N/A -52.08
LDR Holding Corp Competitors $827.05 million $159.46 million 34.86

LDR Holding Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than LDR Holding Corp. LDR Holding Corp 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.

Volatility & Risk

LDR Holding Corp has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LDR Holding Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.08, meaning that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

LDR Holding Corp peers beat LDR Holding Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

LDR Holding Corp Company Profile

LDR Holding Corporation is a medical device company. The Company focuses on designing and commercializing surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders. The Company’s primary products are based on its VerteBRIDGE fusion and Mobi non-fusion platforms, both of which are designed for applications in the cervical and lumbar spine. The Company’s VerteBRIDGE products are designed around its plating technology that enables surgeons to implant VerteBRIDGE devices with direct visualization of the disc and to affix the devices to the vertebrae from inside the spinal disc space. The Company’s Mobi non-fusion platform is underlined by Mobi-C, a cervical disc replacement device with a mobile bearing core that is designed to replicate the natural anatomical movement of the spine by facilitating independent bending and twisting similar to a healthy disc. The Company’s traditional fusion products include Easyspine, MC+, ROI, ROI-T, SpineTune and C-Plate.

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