Mindray Medical International (NYSE: MR) and ViewRay (NASDAQ:VRAY) are both advanced medical equipment & technology – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Mindray Medical International and ViewRay’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mindray Medical International 15.93% 12.70% 8.37%
ViewRay -333.93% N/A -69.60%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.7% of ViewRay shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.8% of ViewRay shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Mindray Medical International and ViewRay, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mindray Medical International 0 0 0 0 N/A
ViewRay 0 0 5 0 3.00

ViewRay has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.34%. Given ViewRay’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ViewRay is more favorable than Mindray Medical International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mindray Medical International and ViewRay’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mindray Medical International N/A N/A N/A $1.49 18.75
ViewRay $22.24 million 22.07 -$50.63 million ($1.29) -6.44

Mindray Medical International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than ViewRay. ViewRay is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mindray Medical International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

ViewRay beats Mindray Medical International on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mindray Medical International Company Profile

Mindray Medical International Limited is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices across the world. The Company operates in three segments: patient monitoring and life support products, in-vitro diagnostic products and medical imaging systems. Its patient monitoring devices track the physiological parameters of patients, such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and temperature. It offers patient monitoring devices that are suitable for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients and are used principally in hospital intensive care units, operating rooms and emergency rooms. Its life support products provide operation room or intensive care unit solutions for the end users in the operating room. Its in-vitro diagnostic products provide data and analysis on blood, urine and other bodily fluid samples for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Its medical imaging systems segment includes ultrasound systems, digital radiography systems and a magnetic resonance imaging system.

ViewRay Company Profile

ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets MRIdian, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients simultaneously. The Company offers radiation therapy technology combined with magnetic resonance imaging. MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery and the Company’s software to locate, target and track the position and shape of soft-tissue tumors while radiation is delivered. MRIdian delivers radiation to the tumor accurately while delivering less radiation to healthy tissue. MRIdian provides real-time imaging that defines the targeted tumor from the surrounding soft tissue and other critical organs during radiation treatment. MRIdian allows physicians to record the level of radiation exposure that the tumor has received and adapt the prescription between fractions as needed.

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