Contrasting Integra Lifesciences (IART) and Coherent (COHR)

Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ: IART) and Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Integra Lifesciences has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coherent has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Integra Lifesciences and Coherent’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Integra Lifesciences $1.19 billion 4.86 $64.74 million $1.94 33.90
Coherent $1.72 billion 2.16 $207.12 million $12.57 11.94

Coherent has higher revenue and earnings than Integra Lifesciences. Coherent is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integra Lifesciences, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Integra Lifesciences and Coherent, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integra Lifesciences 0 10 4 0 2.29
Coherent 0 0 8 0 3.00

Integra Lifesciences presently has a consensus price target of $60.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.77%. Coherent has a consensus price target of $260.29, indicating a potential upside of 73.37%. Given Coherent’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Coherent is more favorable than Integra Lifesciences.


This table compares Integra Lifesciences and Coherent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integra Lifesciences 5.39% 17.90% 6.14%
Coherent 12.65% 29.28% 14.97%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.5% of Integra Lifesciences shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.4% of Coherent shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Integra Lifesciences shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Coherent shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Coherent beats Integra Lifesciences on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Integra Lifesciences Company Profile

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets surgical implants and medical instruments for use in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery. The company operates in two segments, Codman Specialty Surgical, and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies. It offers neurosurgery and neuro critical care products, including tissue ablation equipment, dural repair products, cerebral spinal fluid management devices, intracranial monitoring equipment, and cranial stabilization equipment. The company also sells approximately 60,000 instrument patterns, and surgical and lighting products to hospitals and surgery centers, as well as dental, podiatry, and veterinary offices. In addition, it provides regenerative technology products for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds; and surgical tissue repair products for hernia repair, peripheral nerve repair and protection, and tendon repair. Further, the company sells hardware products, such as bone and joint fixation, and joint replacement devices; implants; and instruments, which provide for the orthopedic reconstruction of bone in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, as well as the foot, ankle, and leg below the knee in the extremity bone and joint reconstruction procedures. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation offers its products directly through various sales forces and other distribution channels in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Coherent Company Profile

Coherent, Inc. provides lasers and laser-based technology in a range of scientific, commercial, and industrial applications worldwide. It operates through two segments, Specialty Lasers and Systems, and Commercial Lasers and Components. The company designs, manufactures, services, and markets lasers, laser tools, precision optics, and related accessories. Its products are used in markets, such as microelectronics, materials processing, original equipment manufacturer components and instrumentation, and scientific research and government programs. The company markets its products through a direct sales force in the United States, as well as through direct sales personnel and independent representatives internationally. Coherent Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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