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Here's Why You Should Hold On to Inogen (INGN) Stock for Now

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Inogen, Inc. (INGN - Free Report) is likely to gain from a solid product portfolio and a strong revenue guidance. However, the company is currently facing global headwinds.
 
Shares of the company have lost 44.9% compared with the industry's 20.8% decline in a year’s time. The current level also compares unfavorably with the S&P 500 index’s 30.2% decline over the same time frame.
 
 
This $1.07-billion medical technology company currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Inogen’s earnings are expected to grow 11.1% in the next five years. However, the company has a trailing four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 7.2%, on average.
 
Let’s take a closer look at the factors working in favor of the company right now.
 
Product Portfolio & Guidance
 
Inogen’s expanding product portfolio is a key catalyst. The company provides oxygen concentrator solutions for portable and stationary use. Inogen’s flagship product, One G4, is a single-solution portable oxygen concentrator. Recently, the company launched the Inogen One G5 in the domestic business-to-business arm. In fact, the company applied for CE marking for the same and has begun shipments to international customers.

Inogen, Inc Price and Consensus

Inogen, Inc Price and Consensus

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Management also confirmed plans of incorporating the Tidal Assist Ventilator directly into the Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrators and making the SideKick TAV product compatible with the Inogen At-Home Stationary Concentrator.
 
Furthermore, despite a recent decline in revenues, Inogen has kept its revenue guidance intact.
 
For 2020, Inogen continues to expect revenues of $385-$400 million, calling for 6.4-10.5% year-over-year growth, with modest growth in rental revenues for 2020 compared with that in 2019.
 
Deterrents
 
Inogen has been facing global headwinds of late. The company’s international business-to-business revenues fell 7.7% year over year and 5.1% at constant currency in recent times, primarily due to tender uncertainty in certain European regions and currency headwinds.
 
Resultantly, the company now expects to report a loss per share for the first quarter of 2020. Additionally, Inogen expects 2020 EBITDA of $44-$50 million, down from the earlier projected $56-$58 million.
 
Estimates Picture
 
For 2020, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $83.35 million. For adjusted earnings per share, the same stands at a loss of 10 cents.
 
Key Picks
 
Some better-ranked companies in the broader medical sector include Stryker Corporation (SYK - Free Report) , Accuray Incorporated (ARAY - Free Report) and The Cooper Companies (COO - Free Report) , each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
 
Stryker’s long-term earnings growth is expected at 10.1%.
 
Accuray’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings are expected to skyrocket 150%.
 
Cooper Companies' long-term earnings growth is projected at 10.7%.
 
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