Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) and Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ:SIRO) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Presbia PLC and Sirona Dental Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Presbia PLC 0 0 3 0 3.00
Sirona Dental Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Presbia PLC currently has a consensus target price of $11.33, indicating a potential upside of 239.32%. Given Presbia PLC’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Presbia PLC is more favorable than Sirona Dental Systems.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Presbia PLC and Sirona Dental Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Presbia PLC $10,000.00 5,718.08 -$15.75 million ($1.20) -2.78
Sirona Dental Systems N/A N/A N/A $3.39 32.44

Sirona Dental Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Presbia PLC. Presbia PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sirona Dental Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Presbia PLC has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sirona Dental Systems has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Presbia PLC and Sirona Dental Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Presbia PLC N/A -173.64% -137.41%
Sirona Dental Systems 17.03% 15.23% 11.01%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.5% of Presbia PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 74.7% of Presbia PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Presbia PLC

Presbia PLC is an ophthalmic device company. The Company develops and markets an optical lens implant for treating presbyopia, the age-related loss of the ability to focus on near objects. The Company’s segment is the restoration of clear vision caused by presbyopia. The Company provides the refractive lens for patient surgeries and accessories for procedures performed exclusively outside the United States. The Company’s lens, referred to as the microlens, is a miniature lens designed to be surgically implanted in a patient’s eye to improve that patient’s ability to see objects at close distances. The microlens is a disc shaped lens that has a refractive zone in the periphery designed to improve near vision problems associated with presbyopia and a central zone that is designed to improve distance vision. The Company’s solution is a standalone solution for plano presbyopes, or those individuals suffering from presbyopia but do not have any other visual disorders.

About Sirona Dental Systems

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of dental equipment. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for dentists around the world. It operates through four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers and Instruments. Its Dental CAD/CAM Systems includes several types of restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, copings and bridge frameworks made from ceramic metal or composite blocks. Its Imaging Systems segment consists of a range of systems for diagnostic imaging in the dental practice. Its Treatment Centers consist of a range of products from basic dentist chairs to chair-based units with integrated diagnostic hygiene and ergonomic functionalities, as well as specialist centers used in preventative treatment and for training purposes. It offers a range of instruments, including handheld and power-operated handpieces for cavity preparation, endodontics, periodontology and prophylaxis.

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