Uroplasty (NASDAQ: UPI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Uroplasty to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Uroplasty and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uroplasty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Uroplasty Competitors 109 725 1020 10 2.50

As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 41.61%. Given Uroplasty’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Uroplasty has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Uroplasty and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uroplasty -31.58% -87.33% -60.82%
Uroplasty Competitors -101.83% -91.99% -29.94%

Volatility and Risk

Uroplasty has a beta of -1.26, indicating that its share price is 226% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uroplasty’s competitors have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Uroplasty and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Uroplasty N/A N/A -4.07
Uroplasty Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 67.47

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

Summary

Uroplasty competitors beat Uroplasty on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Uroplasty Company Profile

Cogentix Medical, Inc. (Cogentix Medical) is a medical device company. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for endoscopy with its product lines featuring a visualization system and sterile disposable microbial barrier, known as EndoSheath technology, providing users with endoscope turnover. The Company’s products include Urgent PC Neuromodulation System, Macroplastique Bulking Agent, Endoscopy Systems and EndoSheath Technology. The Company is also engaged in the commercialization of the Urgent PC Neuromodulation System, a device which delivers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). Its Macroplastique is an injectable soft-tissue bulking agent used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). The Company offers 5000 and 7000 series of endoscopes, which are video endoscopy systems.

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