Synergetics USA (NASDAQ: SURG) and Edap Tms (NASDAQ:EDAP) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Synergetics USA and Edap Tms, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Edap Tms has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 187.61%.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
9.4% of Edap Tms shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Synergetics USA and Edap Tms’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Synergetics USA and Edap Tms’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Edap Tms||$39.28 million||1.67||$4.25 million||($0.08)||-28.25|
Edap Tms has higher revenue and earnings than Synergetics USA. Edap Tms is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Synergetics USA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Synergetics USA beats Edap Tms on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Synergetics USA
Synergetics USA, Inc., formerly Valley Forge Scientific Corp., is a supplier of precision surgical devices. The Company focuses on the surgical disciplines of ophthalmology and neurosurgery. It offers precision engineered disposable and reusable devices, surgical equipment and surgical procedural kits. It also delivers energy modalities for the performance of surgery, including laser energy, ultrasonic energy, radio frequency energy for electro surgery and lesion generation, visible light energy for illumination and simultaneous infusion (irrigation) of fluids into the operative field. Its products include VersaVIT 2.0 Vitrectomy System, Directional II Laser Probe and Pinnacle 360�. It offers its products under the brand names: VersaPACK, Core Essentials, Photon, Solitaire, Volk’s and Labtician’s, among others. It offers approximately 1,000 separate catalogue items in the vitreoretinal surgical market. It sells its products in approximately 60 countries outside the United States.
About Edap Tms
EDAP TMS S.A. (EDAP) is a holding company engaged in developing and marketing the Ablatherm and Focal One devices. The Company operates two divisions: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Urology Devices and Services (UDS) (including lithotripsy activities). The Company is developing HIFU technology for the treatment of certain other types of tumors. The Company also produces and commercializes medical equipment for treatment of urinary tract stones using extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and distributes other types of urology devices in certain countries. The HIFU division is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical devices based on HIFU technology for the invasive treatment of urological and other clinical indications. The UDS division is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing and servicing of medical devices for the invasive diagnosis or treatment of urological disorders, urinary stones, and other clinical indications.
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