Viatar CTC Solutions (OTCMKTS:VRTT) and Restoration Robotics (NASDAQ:HAIR) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Viatar CTC Solutions has a beta of -1.41, indicating that its share price is 241% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Restoration Robotics has a beta of 4.65, indicating that its share price is 365% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Viatar CTC Solutions and Restoration Robotics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Viatar CTC Solutions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Restoration Robotics $21.96 million 1.12 -$28.73 million ($0.86) -0.70

Viatar CTC Solutions has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Restoration Robotics.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.1% of Restoration Robotics shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.8% of Restoration Robotics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Viatar CTC Solutions and Restoration Robotics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viatar CTC Solutions N/A N/A N/A
Restoration Robotics -128.59% -1,909.87% -90.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Viatar CTC Solutions and Restoration Robotics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viatar CTC Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Restoration Robotics 0 3 0 0 2.00

Restoration Robotics has a consensus target price of $2.62, indicating a potential upside of 336.67%. Given Restoration Robotics’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Restoration Robotics is more favorable than Viatar CTC Solutions.

Summary

Restoration Robotics beats Viatar CTC Solutions on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Viatar CTC Solutions

Viatar CTC Solutions Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing and marketing cancer molecular diagnostics and cancer therapy products in the United States. Its products include Viatar collection system for molecular analysis that collects and purifies circulating tumor cells (CTCs) for DNA sequencing and other genetic analysis technologies used primarily for research; and Viatar therapeutic oncopheresis system to remove CTCs from a patient's blood as a new cancer therapy for metastatic disease. The company was formerly known as Vizio Medical Devices LLC and changed its name to Viatar CTC Solutions Inc. in February 2014. Viatar CTC Solutions Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

About Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a medical device company, develops and commercializes image-guided robotic systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers ARTAS System, a physician-assisted robotic system that identifies and dissects hair follicular units directly from the scalp and creates recipient implant sites. Its system includes the ARTAS Hair Studio application, an interactive three-dimensional patient consultation tool that enables a physician to create a simulated hair transplant model for use in patient consultations. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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