Financial Contrast: Magna-Lab (MAGAA) versus Cutera (CUTR)

Magna-Lab (OTCMKTS:MAGAA) and Cutera (NASDAQ:CUTR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.4% of Cutera shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Magna-Lab shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Cutera shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Magna-Lab has a beta of 17.24, indicating that its stock price is 1,624% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cutera has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Magna-Lab and Cutera’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Magna-Lab N/A N/A -$140,000.00 N/A N/A
Cutera $151.49 million 1.87 $29.99 million $0.77 26.43

Cutera has higher revenue and earnings than Magna-Lab.


This table compares Magna-Lab and Cutera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Magna-Lab N/A N/A -2,947.37%
Cutera 11.16% -0.50% -0.30%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Magna-Lab and Cutera, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Magna-Lab 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cutera 1 1 2 0 2.25

Cutera has a consensus price target of $34.65, indicating a potential upside of 70.25%. Given Cutera’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cutera is more favorable than Magna-Lab.


Cutera beats Magna-Lab on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Magna-Lab Company Profile

Magna-Lab Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to identify and merge with an operating company. Previously, the company was engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of disposable medical devices to enhance the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging in detection and diagnosis of heart disease. Magna-Lab Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Plainview, New York. Magna-Lab Inc. is a subsidiary of Magna Acquisition LLC.

Cutera Company Profile

Cutera, Inc., a medical device company, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services laser and other energy based aesthetics systems worldwide. The company offers enlighten platform, a laser system that is used for tattoo removal, as well as for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions; excel HR platform, a hair removal solution for various skin types; and truSculpt, a high-powered radio frequency platform designed for deep tissue heating. It also provides excel V, a vascular and benign pigmented lesion treatment platform; xeo platform, a multi-application platform on which a customer purchases hand piece applications for the removal of unwanted hair, treatment of vascular lesions, and skin rejuvenation by treating discoloration, fine lines, and laxity; Juliet, a laser system for vaginal health; and Secret RF, a fractional radio frequency microneedling device for skin rejuvenation. In addition, the company offers GenesisPlus system, a laser product for use in the temporary increase of clear nails in patients with onychomycosis, as well as for the treatment of fine wrinkles, diffuse redness, and rosacea; and CoolGlide, as well as myQ, a third-party sourced system for the Japanese market. Further, it provides pulsed light hand pieces for the treatment of discoloration, hair removal, and vascular treatments; Pearl and Pearl Fractional hand pieces; and post-warranty services through extended service contracts or direct billing, as well as offers Titan hand piece refills and marketing brochures through the Internet. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force to plastic surgeons, dermatologists, gynecologists, family practitioners, primary care physicians, physicians performing aesthetic treatments in non-medical offices, and other qualified practitioners, as well as for physicians offering aesthetic treatments in non-medical offices. Cutera, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Brisbane, California.

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