STAAR Surgical (STAA) & The Competition Head to Head Review

STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ: STAA) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare STAAR Surgical to related businesses based off the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares STAAR Surgical and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
STAAR Surgical -6.06% -8.69% -5.03%
STAAR Surgical Competitors -129.89% -38.19% -11.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for STAAR Surgical and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
STAAR Surgical 0 1 1 0 2.50
STAAR Surgical Competitors 321 1470 2573 105 2.55

STAAR Surgical currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.27%. All “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 4.22%. Given STAAR Surgical’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe STAAR Surgical has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares STAAR Surgical and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
STAAR Surgical $84.48 million -$672,999.00 -107.73
STAAR Surgical Competitors $827.05 million $159.48 million 33.73

STAAR Surgical’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than STAAR Surgical. STAAR Surgical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.5% of STAAR Surgical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of STAAR Surgical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by company 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.

Risk and Volatility

STAAR Surgical has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, STAAR Surgical’s peers have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

STAAR Surgical peers beat STAAR Surgical on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

STAAR Surgical Company Profile

STAAR Surgical Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems used to deliver the lenses into the eye. It operates in the ophthalmic surgical market segment. Its principal products are intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery and implantable collamer lenses used in refractive surgery. It makes lenses used across the world in corrective or refractive surgery, and makes lenses for use in surgery that treats cataracts. Its refractive surgery corrects the types of visual disorders that glasses or contact lenses have treated (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia). Its refractive surgery corrects the types of visual disorders that glasses or contact lenses have treated (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia). As of December 30, 2016, it sold its products in more than 60 countries, with direct distribution in the United States, Canada, Japan and Spain, and independent distribution in the remainder of the world.

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