Cooper Companies (COO) versus SPY (XSPY) Financial Analysis

Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) and SPY (OTCMKTS:XSPY) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cooper Companies and SPY, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cooper Companies 0 4 5 0 2.56
SPY 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cooper Companies presently has a consensus price target of $275.13, suggesting a potential downside of 0.69%. Given Cooper Companies’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cooper Companies is more favorable than SPY.

Volatility and Risk

Cooper Companies has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SPY has a beta of -4.05, meaning that its stock price is 505% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cooper Companies and SPY’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cooper Companies $2.14 billion 6.36 $372.90 million $9.70 28.56
SPY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cooper Companies has higher revenue and earnings than SPY.

Profitability

This table compares Cooper Companies and SPY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cooper Companies 5.23% 17.53% 9.39%
SPY N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Cooper Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. SPY does not pay a dividend. Cooper Companies pays out 0.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cooper Companies beats SPY on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cooper Companies Company Profile

The Cooper Companies, Inc. operates as a medical device company worldwide. It operates through CooperVision and CooperSurgical business units. The company develops, manufactures, and markets a range of contact lenses, including spherical lenses, and toric and multifocal lenses that correct near- and farsightedness, as well as addresses various complex visual defects, such as astigmatism and presbyopia. It also provides range of products and services focusing on women's health, including medical devices, fertility, genomics, and diagnostics and contraception for hospitals and surgical centers, obstetricians' and gynecologists' (ob/gyns) medical offices, and fertility clinics. In addition, the company offers carrier screening, preimplantation genetic screening, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis used in IVF process; IVF medical devices, systems, and equipment; and PARAGARD, a non-hormonal, copper intrauterine device for birth control. Further, The Cooper Companies, Inc. offers its products under Biofinity, clarity 1day, MyDay, and Proclear 1 Day brand name. The company markets its products through a network of field sales representatives, independent agents, and distributors. The Cooper Companies, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

SPY Company Profile

SPY Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and distributes sunglasses, goggles, prescription frames, and branded apparel and accessories for the action sports, snow sports, and lifestyle markets. The company offers various product categories, including Happy Lens, fashion sunglasses, women-specific sunglasses, performance sport sunglasses, unisex prescription eyewear frames, snow sport goggles, and motocross goggles. It also provides a selection of accessory lens replacement kits for motocross, performance sports, and snow sports; and branded apparel and accessories, such as Tee-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, cycling apparel, hats, head sets, speakers, and other electronic accessories. The company markets its products under the SPY and Spy Optic brands. It sells its products directly to retail locations in North America; through distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific, Central America, and South America; and directly to consumers primarily through its ecommerce Website, spyoptic.com, as well as through various other online channels. The company was formerly known as Orange 21 Inc. and changed its name to SPY Inc. in February 2012. SPY Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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