Cutera (NASDAQ: CUTR) and Lumenis (NASDAQ:LMNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitabiliy, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cutera and Lumenis, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Cutera currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.12%. Given Cutera’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cutera is more favorable than Lumenis.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.3% of Cutera shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of Cutera shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Cutera and Lumenis’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cutera and Lumenis’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cutera||$124.93 million||2.72||$4.14 million||$0.26||94.23|
Cutera has higher revenue and earnings than Lumenis.
Cutera beats Lumenis on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cutera, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and servicing of laser and other energy-based aesthetics systems for practitioners across the world. The Company offers products based on product platforms, such as enlighten, excel HR, truSculpt, excel V and xeo, each of which enables physicians and other practitioners to perform aesthetic procedures for customers. Each of its laser and other energy-based platforms consists of one or more hand pieces and a console that incorporates a universal graphical user interface, a laser or other energy-based module, control system software and high voltage electronics. The Company also offers products, such as CoolGlide that includes CV, Excel and Vantage; Solera that includes Titan S, ProWave 770, OPS 600, LP560, AcuTip 500, Titan V/XL and LimeLight, and a third-party sourced system, myQ for the Japanese market.
Lumenis Ltd. (Lumenis) is a provider of energy-based, minimally invasive clinical solutions. The Company operates through three segments: surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic. The Company offers energy-based solutions for medically necessary and elective procedures, primarily for the aging population. Its solutions include the holmium laser, the Lumenis Pulse 120H, used for urologic applications; the VersaPulse PowerSuite platform which uses holmium lasers for urologic applications; the M22 multi-energy, a multi-application platform for the treatment of various skin conditions, and the Selecta multi-modality platform for retinal, secondary cataract and glaucoma therapies. It offers products to hospitals, outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians’ offices, private clinics and aesthetic chains. Its locations include Yokneam, Israel, where surgical and aesthetic products are manufactured, and Salt Lake City, Utah, where ophthalmic products are manufactured.
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