Contrasting Invacare (IVCRQ) and Its Competitors

Invacare (NYSE:IVCRQGet Rating) is one of 49 public companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Invacare to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Invacare has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invacare’s peers have a beta of 0.90, indicating that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Invacare and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invacare 0 0 0 0 N/A
Invacare Competitors 292 1074 2254 81 2.57

As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 27.31%. Given Invacare’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Invacare has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Invacare and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Invacare $872.46 million -$45.56 million -0.01
Invacare Competitors $1.24 billion $113.56 million 7.40

Invacare’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Invacare. Invacare 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.9% of Invacare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Invacare shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.5% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Invacare and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invacare -9.99% -37.76% -7.18%
Invacare Competitors -211.85% -89.24% -24.13%


Invacare peers beat Invacare on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Invacare

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Invacare Corp. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. It focuses on medical device solutions for congenital, acquired, and degenerative ailments. The firm operates through the following segments: North America and Europe. The company was founded by Aaron Malachi Mixon III in 1979 and is headquartered in Elyria, OH.

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