Restoration Robotics (NASDAQ:HAIR) vs. SANUWAVE Health (NASDAQ:SNWV) Critical Survey

Restoration Robotics (NASDAQ:HAIR) and SANUWAVE Health (OTCMKTS:SNWV) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.0% of Restoration Robotics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of SANUWAVE Health shares are held by institutional investors. 37.8% of Restoration Robotics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.4% of SANUWAVE Health shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Restoration Robotics and SANUWAVE Health’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Restoration Robotics $21.96 million 1.43 -$28.73 million ($0.86) -0.89
SANUWAVE Health $1.85 million 14.23 -$11.63 million ($0.08) -1.74

SANUWAVE Health has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Restoration Robotics. SANUWAVE Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Restoration Robotics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Restoration Robotics has a beta of 4.36, meaning that its stock price is 336% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SANUWAVE Health has a beta of -1.46, meaning that its stock price is 246% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Restoration Robotics and SANUWAVE Health, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Restoration Robotics 0 3 0 0 2.00
SANUWAVE Health 0 0 0 0 N/A

Restoration Robotics currently has a consensus price target of $2.62, indicating a potential upside of 240.92%. Given Restoration Robotics’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Restoration Robotics is more favorable than SANUWAVE Health.


This table compares Restoration Robotics and SANUWAVE Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Restoration Robotics -128.59% -1,909.87% -90.10%
SANUWAVE Health -473.34% N/A -707.43%


Restoration Robotics beats SANUWAVE Health on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Restoration Robotics Company Profile

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a medical device company, develops and commercializes image-guided robotic systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers ARTAS System, a physician-assisted robotic system that identifies and dissects hair follicular units directly from the scalp and creates recipient implant sites. Its system includes the ARTAS Hair Studio application, an interactive three-dimensional patient consultation tool that enables a physician to create a simulated hair transplant model for use in patient consultations. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

SANUWAVE Health Company Profile

SANUWAVE Health, Inc., a shock wave technology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, high-energy, and acoustic shock waves for regenerative medicine and other applications worldwide. Its shockwaves are used to produce a biological response resulting in the body healing itself through the repair and regeneration of tissue, and musculoskeletal and vascular structures. The company's lead product candidate is the dermaPACE device, which has completed its initial Phase III, IDE clinical trial for treating diabetic foot ulcers. Its portfolio of healthcare products and product candidates activate biologic signaling and angiogenic responses, including new vascularization and microcirculatory improvement, which helps to restore the body's normal healing processes and regeneration. The company also focuses on applying its Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression technology in wound healing, orthopedic, plastic/cosmetic, and cardiac conditions. It markets and sells its devices and accessories. SANUWAVE Health, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

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