Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ: PLSE) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pulse Biosciences to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pulse Biosciences and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pulse Biosciences Competitors||327||1962||3466||111||2.57|
As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 4.29%. Given Pulse Biosciences’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pulse Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Pulse Biosciences has a beta of 2.4, indicating that its stock price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pulse Biosciences’ peers have a beta of 1.49, indicating that their average stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pulse Biosciences and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pulse Biosciences||N/A||-$9.51 million||-16.60|
|Pulse Biosciences Competitors||$2.14 billion||$234.27 million||-96.30|
Pulse Biosciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pulse Biosciences. Pulse Biosciences is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Pulse Biosciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pulse Biosciences Competitors||-153.41%||-23.38%||-9.49%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
9.3% of Pulse Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of Pulse Biosciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Pulse Biosciences peers beat Pulse Biosciences on 7 of the 10 factors compared.
Pulse Biosciences Company Profile
Pulse Biosciences, Inc., formerly Electroblate, Inc., is a development-stage medical device company using a platform technology called Nano-Pulse Electro-Signaling (NPES). NPES is a local and drug-free technology that utilizes nanosecond pulsed electric fields to induce cell signaling and the activation of cellular pathways in tissue. NPES provides treatment in a range of dermatology and aesthetic applications. It offers treatment for minimally invasive applications, such as cardiac ablation, lung disease, Barret’s esophagus, thyroid nodules, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) papillomas. The Company is developing a system for the delivery of NPES treatments, identified as the PulseTx system (PulseTx). The PulseTx system delivers NPES pulses through its tunable pulse generator and its planned suite of electrodes. The PulseTx system pulses are applied directly to tissue through electrodes, creating transient nanometer pores in cell and organelle membranes.
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