Transenterix (NYSE: TRXC) is one of 83 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Transenterix to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Transenterix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transenterix -928.85% -49.16% -33.51%
Transenterix Competitors -136.24% -39.61% -10.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Transenterix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transenterix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Transenterix Competitors 198 1208 2657 93 2.64

Transenterix currently has a consensus target price of $3.38, indicating a potential upside of 25.46%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.33%. Given Transenterix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Transenterix is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Transenterix has a beta of 2.14, suggesting that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transenterix’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Transenterix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Transenterix N/A N/A -5.72
Transenterix Competitors $1.03 billion $132.14 million 216.34

Transenterix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Transenterix. Transenterix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Transenterix rivals beat Transenterix on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Transenterix Company Profile

TransEnterix, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of ALF-X Surgical Robotic System (the ALF-X System), and SurgiBot System. The Company’s ALF-X System is a multi-port robotic surgery system, which allows multiple robotic arms to control instruments and a camera. The system features advanced technology to enable surgeons with haptic feedback and the ability to move the camera through eye movement. The system replicates laparoscopic motion and integrates three-dimensional high definition (3DHD) vision technology. The ALF-X System also offers responsible economics to hospitals by offering robotic technology with reusable instruments. The SurgiBot System is designed as a single-incision, patient-side robotic-assisted surgery system. The Company also develops and manufactures laparoscopic surgical instruments that are used in abdominal surgery, such as scissors, graspers, clip appliers, and suction and irrigation instruments.

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