National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) and RxSight (NASDAQ:RXST) Critical Contrast

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) and RxSight (NASDAQ:RXST) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.4% of RxSight shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of National Vision shares 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for National Vision and RxSight, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Vision 1 3 5 0 2.44
RxSight 0 0 5 0 3.00

National Vision currently has a consensus price target of $59.75, suggesting a potential upside of 21.22%. RxSight has a consensus price target of $20.20, suggesting a potential upside of 51.20%. Given RxSight’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RxSight is more favorable than National Vision.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares National Vision and RxSight’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Vision $1.71 billion 2.38 $36.28 million $1.77 27.85
RxSight N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

National Vision has higher revenue and earnings than RxSight.

Profitability

This table compares National Vision and RxSight’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Vision 7.49% 15.80% 6.17%
RxSight N/A N/A N/A

Summary

National Vision beats RxSight on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

National Vision Company Profile

National Vision Holdings, Inc. engages in the retail of optical products. It operates through the following segments: Owned and Host, Legacy, and Corporate/Other. The Owned and Host segment consists of America’s Best and Eyeglass World brands. The Legacy segment involves operations of, and supplies inventory and lab processing services. The Corporate/Other segment comprises of the results of operations of the other operating segments and corporate overhead support. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.

RxSight Company Profile

RxSight Inc. is a commercial-stage medical technology company focuses on patients following cataract surgery. The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens system, comprised of the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens(R), RxSight Light Delivery Device and accessories. RxSight Inc. is based in ALISO VIEJO, Calif.

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