Cutera (NASDAQ: CUTR) and Lumenis (NASDAQ:LMNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
81.3% of Cutera shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of Cutera shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cutera and Lumenis’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cutera||$124.93 million||2.98||$4.14 million||$0.26||103.27|
Cutera has higher revenue and earnings than Lumenis.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cutera and Lumenis, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cutera presently has a consensus target price of $28.67, indicating a potential upside of 6.77%. Given Cutera’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Cutera is more favorable than Lumenis.
This table compares Cutera and Lumenis’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cutera beats Lumenis on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cutera Company Profile
Cutera, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and servicing of laser and other energy-based aesthetics systems for practitioners across the world. The Company offers products based on product platforms, such as enlighten, excel HR, truSculpt, excel V and xeo, each of which enables physicians and other practitioners to perform aesthetic procedures for customers. Each of its laser and other energy-based platforms consists of one or more hand pieces and a console that incorporates a universal graphical user interface, a laser or other energy-based module, control system software and high voltage electronics. The Company also offers products, such as CoolGlide that includes CV, Excel and Vantage; Solera that includes Titan S, ProWave 770, OPS 600, LP560, AcuTip 500, Titan V/XL and LimeLight, and a third-party sourced system, myQ for the Japanese market.
Lumenis Company Profile
Lumenis Ltd. (Lumenis) is a provider of energy-based, minimally invasive clinical solutions. The Company operates through three segments: surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic. The Company offers energy-based solutions for medically necessary and elective procedures, primarily for the aging population. Its solutions include the holmium laser, the Lumenis Pulse 120H, used for urologic applications; the VersaPulse PowerSuite platform which uses holmium lasers for urologic applications; the M22 multi-energy, a multi-application platform for the treatment of various skin conditions, and the Selecta multi-modality platform for retinal, secondary cataract and glaucoma therapies. It offers products to hospitals, outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians’ offices, private clinics and aesthetic chains. Its locations include Yokneam, Israel, where surgical and aesthetic products are manufactured, and Salt Lake City, Utah, where ophthalmic products are manufactured.
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