Zeltiq Aesthetics (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) is one of 81 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zeltiq Aesthetics to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.6% of Zeltiq Aesthetics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zeltiq Aesthetics 9.78% 31.74% 20.11%
Zeltiq Aesthetics Competitors -311.23% -29.41% -9.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Zeltiq Aesthetics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zeltiq Aesthetics 0 8 1 0 2.11
Zeltiq Aesthetics Competitors 266 1865 3346 108 2.59

Zeltiq Aesthetics presently has a consensus target price of $56.83, indicating a potential upside of 0.63%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 7.42%. Given Zeltiq Aesthetics’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Zeltiq Aesthetics is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Zeltiq Aesthetics N/A N/A -1,882.67
Zeltiq Aesthetics Competitors $2.13 billion $229.91 million -32.51

Zeltiq Aesthetics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Zeltiq Aesthetics. Zeltiq Aesthetics 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

Zeltiq Aesthetics rivals beat Zeltiq Aesthetics on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Zeltiq Aesthetics

ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing products utilizing its controlled-cooling technology platform. The Company’s product, the CoolSculpting System, is designed to reduce stubborn fat bulges. The Company sells its CoolSculpting system primarily to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aesthetic specialists and obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) physicians. It also offers consumables, which are CoolSculpting procedure packs that are needed to perform procedures using its CoolSculpting system. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting utilizes its controlled cooling technology to selectively reduce stubborn fat bulges. The CoolSculpting system includes CoolSculpting control unit and CoolSculpting applicators. The CoolSculpting Applicator delivers vacuum suction and cooling to the fat bulge being treated.

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