Establishment Labs (NASDAQ: ESTA) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Establishment Labs to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Establishment Labs and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Establishment Labs -34.47% -90.07% -35.01%
Establishment Labs Competitors -132.11% -34.94% -20.85%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.1% of Establishment Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Establishment Labs and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Establishment Labs 0 0 3 0 3.00
Establishment Labs Competitors 227 914 1572 81 2.54

Establishment Labs presently has a consensus target price of $36.67, suggesting a potential upside of 66.59%. As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 9.89%. Given Establishment Labs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Establishment Labs is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Establishment Labs and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Establishment Labs $61.21 million -$21.10 million -19.65
Establishment Labs Competitors $1.38 billion $141.70 million 18.89

Establishment Labs’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Establishment Labs. Establishment Labs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Establishment Labs competitors beat Establishment Labs on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Establishment Labs Company Profile

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc., a medical technology company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for aesthetic plastic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, and aesthetic dermatology. The company primarily offers silicone gel-filled breast implants under Motiva Implants brand name. It also provides Divina 3D simulation systems to plastic surgeons for use in pre-surgical patient consultations and planning; and distributes Puregraft line of products that is used to remove blood, lipids, and other components from adipose tissue. The company sells its products through exclusive distributors and direct sales force in 60 countries worldwide. Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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