Venus Concept (NASDAQ: VERO) is one of 132 public companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Venus Concept to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.7% of Venus Concept shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.8% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.8% of Venus Concept shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Venus Concept and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Venus Concept 0 0 2 0 3.00
Venus Concept Competitors 1087 3515 5810 325 2.50

Venus Concept presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 63.93%. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 10.65%. Given Venus Concept’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Venus Concept is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Venus Concept has a beta of 4.14, indicating that its stock price is 314% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Venus Concept’s peers have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Venus Concept and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Venus Concept $21.96 million -$28.73 million -0.47
Venus Concept Competitors $1.41 billion $149.66 million -0.82

Venus Concept’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Venus Concept. Venus Concept 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 Venus Concept and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Venus Concept -77.97% N/A -122.05%
Venus Concept Competitors -573.49% -106.21% -22.30%

Summary

Venus Concept beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Venus Concept

Venus Concept Inc. operates as a medical aesthetic technology company worldwide. Its product portfolio includes aesthetic device platforms, including Venus Versa, a multi-treatment platform to address the aesthetic procedures without surgery or downtime; Venus Legacy, an advanced device that resolves challenging face and body aesthetic needs; Venus Velocity, a diode laser for hair removal; Venus Fiore, which addresses internal vaginal health restoration, labia skin tightening, and mons pubis reduction; Venus Viva, a customizable skin resurfacing device that allows operator control of ablation and coagulation for resolving the appearance of mild to severe skin damage for various skin types; Venus Freeze Plus, an anti-aging system for non-invasive skin tightening; and Venus Bliss, a solution for the fat reduction category. The company also offers NeoGraft, an automated hair restoration system that facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a FUE process; and ARTAS and ARTAS iX robotic hair restoration systems, which harvest follicular units directly from the scalp and create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms. Venus Concept Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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