Head-To-Head Analysis: Trivascular Technologies (NASDAQ:TRIV) and Cerus Corporation (CERS)
Trivascular Technologies (NASDAQ: TRIV) and Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
65.1% of Cerus Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.4% of Cerus Corporation 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Trivascular Technologies and Cerus Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cerus Corporation||$36.56 million||7.28||-$62.24 million||($0.61)||-4.20|
Trivascular Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cerus Corporation.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Trivascular Technologies and Cerus Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cerus Corporation has a consensus target price of $7.25, suggesting a potential upside of 183.20%. Given Cerus Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cerus Corporation is more favorable than Trivascular Technologies.
This table compares Trivascular Technologies and Cerus Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cerus Corporation beats Trivascular Technologies on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Trivascular Technologies
Trivascular Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company developing and commercializing technologies to advance minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The Ovation System, the Company’s solution for the treatment of AAA through minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair, or EVAR, is a stent graft platform, providing an alternative to conventional devices. It is designed to specifically address many of the limitations associated with conventional EVAR devices and expand the pool of patients eligible for EVAR. The Company is developing Ovation iX iliac limbs for use with both its Ovation Prime and its Ovation iX and Alto aortic bodies, which are in development. Trivascular is developing Ovation iX aortic bodies for use with both its Ovation Prime and its Ovation iX iliac limbs. The Company is developing an aortic body that together with the iliac limbs makes up the Ovation Alto stent graft.
About Cerus Corporation
Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System for blood safety. The Company operates through blood safety segment. The Company’s INTERCEPT Blood System is based on its technology for controlling biological replication, and is designed to reduce blood-borne pathogens in donated blood components intended for transfusion. The Company’s INTERCEPT Blood System is designed to target and inactivate blood-borne pathogens, such as viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), West Nile, Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), hepatitis B and C; bacteria and parasites, as well as harmful white blood cells, while preserving the therapeutic properties of platelet, plasma and red blood cell transfusion products. The Company’s INTERCEPT Blood System is for use with blood components, including plasma, platelets, and red blood cells.
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