ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:LFWD) and Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) Critical Contrast

Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGNGet Free Report) and ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:LFWDGet Free Report) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Align Technology and ReWalk Robotics, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Align Technology 1 3 5 0 2.44
ReWalk Robotics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Align Technology currently has a consensus price target of $334.45, indicating a potential upside of 1.99%. ReWalk Robotics has a consensus price target of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 301.53%. Given ReWalk Robotics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ReWalk Robotics is more favorable than Align Technology.


This table compares Align Technology and ReWalk Robotics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Align Technology 11.52% 13.88% 8.26%
ReWalk Robotics -159.76% -28.19% -23.29%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Align Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.8% of ReWalk Robotics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Align Technology shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of ReWalk Robotics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Align Technology and ReWalk Robotics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Align Technology $3.86 billion 6.38 $445.05 million $5.82 56.34
ReWalk Robotics $13.85 million 3.21 -$22.13 million ($2.87) -1.82

Align Technology has higher revenue and earnings than ReWalk Robotics. ReWalk Robotics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Align Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Align Technology has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ReWalk Robotics has a beta of 2.02, suggesting that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Align Technology beats ReWalk Robotics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Align Technology

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Align Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets Invisalign clear aligners, and iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontists and general practitioner dentists in the United States, Switzerland, and internationally. The company's Clear Aligner segment offers comprehensive products, including Invisalign comprehensive package that addresses the orthodontic needs of younger patients, such as mandibular advancement, compliance indicators, and compensation for tooth eruption; and Invisalign First Phase I and Invisalign First Comprehensive Phase 2 package for younger patients generally between the ages of six and ten years, which is a mixture of primary/baby and permanent teeth. The segment also provides Invisalign moderate, lite and express packages, and Invisalign go and Invisalign Go Plus; retention products, Invisalign training, and adjusting tools used by dental professionals during the course of treatment; and Invisalign Palatal Expander, a 3D printed orthodontic device; and 3D printing solutions. Its Imaging Systems and CAD/CAM Services segment offers iTero intraoral scanning system, a single hardware platform for restorative or orthodontic procedures; restorative software for general practitioner dentists, prosthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons; and orthodontists software for digital records storage, orthodontic diagnosis, and fabrication of printed models and retainers. This segment also provides Invisalign outcome simulator, a chair-side and cloud-based application for the iTero scanner; Invisalign progress assessment tool; Align Oral Health Suite, a digital interface designed to enhance dental consultations; and TimeLapse technology, which allows doctors or practitioners to compare a patient's historic 3D scans to the present-day scan, as well as subscription software, disposables, rentals, leases, pay per scan, and CAD/CAM software solutions. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

About ReWalk Robotics

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ReWalk Robotics Ltd., a medical device company, designs, develops, and commercializes robotic exoskeletons for individuals with mobility impairments or other medical conditions in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Africa. The company offers ReWalk Personal and ReWalk Rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries and everyday use by paraplegic individuals at home and in communities; ReStore, a soft exo-suit intended for use in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb disability due to stroke in the clinical rehabilitation environment; and MyoCycle and MediTouch tutor movement biofeedback devices for use at home or in clinic. It markets and sells its products directly to third party payers; institutions, including rehabilitation centers; and individuals, as well as through third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Argo Medical Technologies Ltd. ReWalk Robotics Ltd. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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