Viveve Medical (NASDAQ: VIVE) is one of 87 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Viveve Medical to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.6% of Viveve Medical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of Viveve Medical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Viveve Medical and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Viveve Medical $7.14 million -$20.11 million -2.66
Viveve Medical Competitors $2.13 billion $221.25 million -11.17

Viveve Medical’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Viveve Medical. Viveve Medical is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Viveve Medical has a beta of -0.59, meaning that its share price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viveve Medical’s rivals have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Viveve Medical and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viveve Medical -266.93% -244.96% -97.99%
Viveve Medical Competitors -299.67% -35.92% -12.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Viveve Medical and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viveve Medical 0 0 4 0 3.00
Viveve Medical Competitors 268 1869 3362 108 2.59

Viveve Medical presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 86.50%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 8.12%. Given Viveve Medical’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Viveve Medical is more favorable than its rivals.

Viveve Medical Company Profile

Viveve Medical, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a medical device, Geneveve, for the non-invasive treatment of vaginal laxity, for improved sexual function, and for vaginal rejuvenation. The Company’s, Geneveve, is a non-invasive solution for vaginal laxity, which includes three components: the Viveve System (a radio frequency (RF), generator housed in a table-top console), a reusable handpiece and a single-use treatment tip, as well as several other consumable accessories. Physicians attach the single-use treatment tip to the handpiece, which is connected to the console. The generator authenticates the treatment tip and programs the system for the desired treatment without further physician intervention. The treatment is performed in a physician’s office, in less than 30 minutes, and does not require the use of anesthesia. Geneveve is indicated for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis in the United States.

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