Transenterix (NYSE: TRXC) is one of 89 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Transenterix to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Transenterix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Transenterix N/A N/A -6.13
Transenterix Competitors $1.05 billion $131.13 million 227.67

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transenterix -928.85% -49.16% -33.51%
Transenterix Competitors -130.01% -38.62% -10.11%

Volatility and Risk

Transenterix has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transenterix’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Transenterix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transenterix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Transenterix Competitors 203 1226 2626 89 2.63

Transenterix presently has a consensus target price of $3.38, indicating a potential upside of 17.19%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 5.47%. Given Transenterix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Transenterix is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.6% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Transenterix rivals beat Transenterix on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Transenterix

TransEnterix, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of ALF-X Surgical Robotic System (the ALF-X System), and SurgiBot System. The Company’s ALF-X System is a multi-port robotic surgery system, which allows multiple robotic arms to control instruments and a camera. The system features advanced technology to enable surgeons with haptic feedback and the ability to move the camera through eye movement. The system replicates laparoscopic motion and integrates three-dimensional high definition (3DHD) vision technology. The ALF-X System also offers responsible economics to hospitals by offering robotic technology with reusable instruments. The SurgiBot System is designed as a single-incision, patient-side robotic-assisted surgery system. The Company also develops and manufactures laparoscopic surgical instruments that are used in abdominal surgery, such as scissors, graspers, clip appliers, and suction and irrigation instruments.

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