Reviewing Pulse Biosciences (PLSE) and The Competition

Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ: PLSE) is one of 76 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Pulse Biosciences to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.3% of Pulse Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of Pulse Biosciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pulse Biosciences and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pulse Biosciences N/A -$9.51 million -16.74
Pulse Biosciences Competitors $2.22 billion $243.86 million -91.91

Pulse Biosciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pulse Biosciences. Pulse Biosciences 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 Pulse Biosciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pulse Biosciences N/A -62.10% -57.47%
Pulse Biosciences Competitors -335.33% -26.33% -11.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Pulse Biosciences and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pulse Biosciences 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pulse Biosciences Competitors 329 1966 3482 112 2.57

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 3.39%. Given Pulse Biosciences’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pulse Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Pulse Biosciences peers beat Pulse Biosciences on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Pulse Biosciences Company Profile

Pulse Biosciences, Inc., formerly Electroblate, Inc., is a development-stage medical device company using a platform technology called Nano-Pulse Electro-Signaling (NPES). NPES is a local and drug-free technology that utilizes nanosecond pulsed electric fields to induce cell signaling and the activation of cellular pathways in tissue. NPES provides treatment in a range of dermatology and aesthetic applications. It offers treatment for minimally invasive applications, such as cardiac ablation, lung disease, Barret’s esophagus, thyroid nodules, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) papillomas. The Company is developing a system for the delivery of NPES treatments, identified as the PulseTx system (PulseTx). The PulseTx system delivers NPES pulses through its tunable pulse generator and its planned suite of electrodes. The PulseTx system pulses are applied directly to tissue through electrodes, creating transient nanometer pores in cell and organelle membranes.

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