Critical Review: Lombard Medical (EVARF) vs. Westaim (WEDXF)

Lombard Medical (OTCMKTS:EVARF) and Westaim (OTCMKTS:WEDXF) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lombard Medical and Westaim, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lombard Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Westaim 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Westaim pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Lombard Medical does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Lombard Medical has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westaim has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lombard Medical and Westaim’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lombard Medical $12.17 million 0.01 -$31.03 million N/A N/A
Westaim $3.70 million 81.57 $5.57 million N/A N/A

Westaim has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lombard Medical.

Profitability

This table compares Lombard Medical and Westaim’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lombard Medical N/A N/A N/A
Westaim 372.23% 5.15% 4.38%

Summary

Westaim beats Lombard Medical on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lombard Medical Company Profile

Lombard Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets endovascular stent-grafts for the repair of aortic aneurysms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and internationally. The company's principal product is Aorfix, which is an endovascular stent-graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with angulation at the neck of the aneurysm of up to 90 degrees. Its products also include Altura endovascular stent graft system for the treatment of standard AAA anatomies; Aorflex delivery system for accurate placement of Aorfix in the abdominal aorta; and IntelliFlex LP delivery system that enhances the precision and control of Aorfix deployment and placement. Lombard Medical, Inc. sells its products directly through its direct sales force and distributors to state-or-government-owned hospitals. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Didcot, the United Kingdom.

Westaim Company Profile

The Westaim Corporation is a private equity firm specializing in direct and indirect investments through acquisitions, joint ventures, secondary investments both direct and indirect, fund of fund investments, and other arrangements. For direct investments, the firm invests in early venture, mid venture, late venture, middle market, later stage, mature, emerging growth, PIPEs, and buyout transactions. For fund of fund investments, it seeks to invest in private equity funds, venture capital funds, and hedge funds. The firm seeks to provide long term capital to businesses operating in the global financial services industry. It typically acquires controlling interests in businesses. The firm seeks to acquire debt, equity, or derivative securities of both public and private companies. It invests with the objective of providing its shareholders with capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. The firm seeks to provide its portfolio companies with advisory services including, but not limited to, advice on capital allocation, financing strategy, performance measurement and merger and acquisition support. It also seeks to partner with like-minded providers of third party capital to help supplement the firm's own capital, when completing acquisitions. The firm generally seeks to hold its investments for seven to 15 years. The Westaim Corporation was founded in 1996 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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