Ed Snyder

Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst

Ed joined Northcoast Research in April 2009 as a Principal, Managing Director, and Equity Research Analyst covering the Dental, Veterinary and Medical Waste sectors. Prior to joining Northcoast Research, Ed was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at FTN Midwest Securities from 2000-2009, and Roulston & Company from 1995-2000, and has more than 22 years of experience in dental equity research. Ed has been ranked a 5-star analyst by Zacks and is known for conducting extensive due diligence on the companies in his coverage universe. In addition to traditional public company contacts, he has developed an extensive network of non-traditional industry contacts at more than 300 privately-held dental companies in North America and internationally. He also tracks industry pricing for essentially every dental consumable product, or more than 80,000 SKUs, on a monthly basis. While there is no publicly reported data for the dental laboratory market, Ed tracks industry trends through his wide array of privately-held company contacts, and has published real-time growth trends every quarter since 1Q07. He also tracks the orthodontic market closely and has extensive data on orthodontic case volume and price for nearly every manufacturer in the industry. He has a contact network of more than 40,000 individual dental practices, and over 5,000 veterinary practices. Ed has visited an extensive number of manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, regional sales offices and veterinary reference laboratories. Ed also maintains personal relationships with product specialists, marketing executives, research and development professionals, and merger and acquisition executives at an extensive number of companies. Also, in 2016 Ed was awarded the Thomson Reuters Analyst Award as the #1 Earnings Estimator in the industry category for Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and #4 Earnings Estimator in the overall category for Health Care Equipment & Supplies; Health Care Providers & Services industry. In addition to providing proprietary equity research and custom research data to institutional investors, Ed is often asked to work in a consulting capacity for industry contacts, and has presented his research findings to Dental Trade Alliance members and the American Dental Association.

Incisal Edge named Snyder to their 2017 list, The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry.

Dental Equipment & Consumables

Veterinary Product

Manufacturers & Distributors

Align Technology - ALGN

Abaxis, Inc. - ABAX


IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. - IDXX

Henry Schein - HSIC

PetMed Express, Inc. - PETS

Patterson Companies - PDCO

VCA Antech, Inc. - WOOF

Straumann Holding AG – STMN-SWX

Medical Waste

Diabetes Medical Device Manufacturers

Stericycle, Inc. – SRCL

DexCom, Inc. – DXCM

Insulet Corporation - PODD

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. – TNDM

Cardiovascular Medical Device Manufacturers

Cynosure, Inc. - CYNO

ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. - ZLTQ

Contact Information

phone    216.468.6903 (direct)
mobile   330.990.4579
email     ed.snyder@northcoastresearch.com