Financial Review: Fuse Medical (FZMD) and Henry Schein (HSIC)

Fuse Medical (OTCMKTS:FZMD) and Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Fuse Medical and Henry Schein’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fuse Medical -6.94% N/A -12.82%
Henry Schein 3.15% 20.40% 7.68%

Volatility & Risk

Fuse Medical has a beta of -0.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Henry Schein has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Fuse Medical and Henry Schein, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fuse Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Henry Schein 2 10 8 0 2.30

Henry Schein has a consensus price target of $82.72, suggesting a potential downside of 0.74%. Given Henry Schein’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Henry Schein is more favorable than Fuse Medical.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fuse Medical and Henry Schein’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fuse Medical $26.40 million 1.44 $690,000.00 N/A N/A
Henry Schein $12.46 billion 1.02 $406.29 million $3.60 23.15

Henry Schein has higher revenue and earnings than Fuse Medical.

Summary

Henry Schein beats Fuse Medical on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fuse Medical

Fuse Medical, Inc. distributes medical devices in the United States. It offers orthopedic implants, including internal and external fixation products; upper and lower extremity plating and total joint reconstruction implants; soft tissue fixation and augmentation for sports medicine procedures; full spinal implants for trauma, degenerative disc disease, and deformity indications; and osteo-biologics and regenerative tissue which include human allografts, substitute bone materials, tendons, and regenerative tissues and fluids. The company serves hospitals, medical facilities, and sub-distributors. Fuse Medical, Inc. is based in Richardson, Texas.

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. provides health care products and services to dental practitioners and laboratories, animal health clinics, physician practices, government, institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care clinics worldwide. It operates through two segments, Health Care Distribution, and Technology and Value-Added Services. The Health Care Distribution segment offers dental products, including infection-control products, handpieces, preventatives, impression materials, composites, anesthetics, teeth, dental implants, gypsum, acrylics, articulators, abrasives, dental chairs, delivery units and lights, X-ray supplies and equipment, and high-tech and digital restoration equipment, as well as equipment repair services. This segment also provides animal health products, such as branded and generic pharmaceuticals, surgical and consumable products and services, and equipment; and medical products comprising branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical products, diagnostic tests, infection-control products, X-ray products, equipment, and vitamins. The Technology and Value-Added Services segment offers software, technology, and other value-added services that include practice management software systems for dental and medical practitioners, and animal health clinics. This segment also provides value-added practice solutions, which comprise financial services on a non-recourse basis, e-services, practice technology, network, and hardware services, as well as continuing education services for practitioners. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

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