Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ: SIRO) is one of 87 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sirona Dental Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Sirona Dental Systems has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sirona Dental Systems’ peers have a beta of 1.56, suggesting that their average share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sirona Dental Systems N/A N/A 32.44
Sirona Dental Systems Competitors $2.13 billion $221.25 million 2.52

Sirona Dental Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sirona Dental Systems. Sirona Dental Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and its peers’ 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%
Sirona Dental Systems Competitors -299.57% -36.17% -12.71%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.7% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Sirona Dental Systems and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sirona Dental Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sirona Dental Systems Competitors 267 1867 3359 108 2.59

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 7.88%. Given Sirona Dental Systems’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sirona Dental Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Sirona Dental Systems peers beat Sirona Dental Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Sirona Dental Systems

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.

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