Comparing Endologix (ELGX) and Its Peers

Endologix (NASDAQ: ELGX) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Endologix to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endologix and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Endologix $192.93 million -$154.67 million -5.66
Endologix Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 77.51

Endologix’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Endologix. Endologix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.0% of Endologix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of Endologix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Endologix and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endologix -41.60% -52.18% -13.70%
Endologix Competitors -101.23% -91.82% -29.87%

Risk and Volatility

Endologix has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endologix’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Endologix and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endologix 0 9 0 0 2.00
Endologix Competitors 109 727 1024 10 2.50

Endologix currently has a consensus target price of $6.17, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 35.77%. Given Endologix’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Endologix has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Endologix competitors beat Endologix on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Endologix Company Profile

Endologix, Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices for the treatment of aortic disorders. The Company’s products are intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The AAA products are built on one of two platforms, including traditional minimally invasive endovascular repair (EVAR) or endovascular sealing (EVAS), its solution for sealing the aneurysm sac while maintaining blood flow through two blood flow lumens. The EVAR products include the Endologix AFX Endovascular AAA System (AFX), the VELA Proximal Endograft (VELA) and the Endologix Powerlink with Intuitrak Delivery System (Intuitrak). The EVAS product is the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System (Nellix EVAS System). It offers accessories to facilitate the optimal delivery of its EVAR products, including compatible guidewires, snares, and catheter introducer sheaths.

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