Analyzing Varian Medical Systems (VAR) and Mindray Medical International (MR)

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Mindray Medical International (NYSE:MR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Varian Medical Systems and Mindray Medical International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Varian Medical Systems 3 5 3 0 2.00
Mindray Medical International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Varian Medical Systems currently has a consensus price target of $108.44, indicating a potential downside of 14.31%. Given Varian Medical Systems’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Varian Medical Systems is more favorable than Mindray Medical International.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Varian Medical Systems $2.67 billion 4.33 $249.60 million $1.25 101.24
Mindray Medical International N/A N/A N/A $1.49 18.75

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Varian Medical Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Varian Medical Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Mindray Medical International pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Varian Medical Systems does not pay a dividend. Mindray Medical International pays out 24.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Varian Medical Systems 4.27% 27.13% 11.95%
Mindray Medical International 15.93% 12.70% 8.37%


Varian Medical Systems beats Mindray Medical International on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Varian Medical Systems Company Profile

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The Company also has Varian Particle Therapy (VPT) and the operations of the Ginzton Technology Center (GTC). Its VPT business develops, designs, manufactures, sells and services products and systems for delivering proton therapy, another form of external beam radiotherapy using proton beams for the treatment of cancer. Its ProBeam system is capable of delivering intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) using pencil beam scanning technology. Its ProBeam Compact is a single room proton therapy product.

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.

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