Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ: SIRO) and Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sirona Dental Systems and Luminex Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sirona Dental Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Luminex Corporation 1 3 0 0 1.75

Luminex Corporation has a consensus price target of $19.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.95%. Given Luminex Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Luminex Corporation is more favorable than Sirona Dental Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and Luminex Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sirona Dental Systems 17.03% 15.23% 11.01%
Luminex Corporation 4.72% 4.81% 4.37%

Dividends

Luminex Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Sirona Dental Systems does not pay a dividend. Luminex Corporation pays out 75.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.9% of Luminex Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Luminex Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and Luminex Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sirona Dental Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Luminex Corporation $297.73 million 3.01 $49.82 million $0.32 63.56

Luminex Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Sirona Dental Systems.

Summary

Luminex Corporation beats Sirona Dental Systems on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sirona Dental Systems Company Profile

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of dental equipment. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for dentists around the world. It operates through four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers and Instruments. Its Dental CAD/CAM Systems includes several types of restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, copings and bridge frameworks made from ceramic metal or composite blocks. Its Imaging Systems segment consists of a range of systems for diagnostic imaging in the dental practice. Its Treatment Centers consist of a range of products from basic dentist chairs to chair-based units with integrated diagnostic hygiene and ergonomic functionalities, as well as specialist centers used in preventative treatment and for training purposes. It offers a range of instruments, including handheld and power-operated handpieces for cavity preparation, endodontics, periodontology and prophylaxis.

Luminex Corporation Company Profile

Luminex Corporation develops, manufactures and sells biological testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostics, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The Company’s products are focused on the molecular diagnostic testing market, which includes human genetics, personalized medicine and infectious disease segments. The Company has a range of instruments using its xMAP technology, which includes its LUMINEX 100/200 systems offer 100-plex testing; the Company’s FLEXMAP 3D system is its high-throughput, 500-plex testing system, and its MAGPIX system provides 50-plex testing using imaging rather than flow cytometry. By using its xMAP technology, the end users are able to generate multiple simultaneous results per sample. The Company primarily serves the diagnostics, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries by marketing products, including its testing equipment and assays, to a range of testing laboratories.

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