Glaukos (NYSE: GKOS) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Glaukos to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.6% of Glaukos shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Glaukos shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Glaukos and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Glaukos $114.40 million $4.52 million -910.00
Glaukos Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 57.08

Glaukos’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Glaukos. Glaukos 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glaukos -0.64% 3.50% 3.05%
Glaukos Competitors -101.23% -92.70% -30.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Glaukos and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glaukos 0 0 6 0 3.00
Glaukos Competitors 109 728 1025 10 2.50

Glaukos currently has a consensus target price of $47.50, indicating a potential upside of 73.99%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 35.95%. Given Glaukos’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Glaukos is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Glaukos beats its competitors on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Glaukos Company Profile

Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of products and procedures for the treatment of glaucoma. It offers iStent, a micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device. The iStent is a micro-bypass stent inserted through the small corneal incision made during cataract surgery and placed into Schlemm’s canal, a circular channel in the eye that collects aqueous humor and delivers it back into the bloodstream. It is developing three additional pipeline products: the iStent Inject, the iStent Supra and iDose. The iStent Inject includes two stents pre-loaded in an auto-injection inserter. The iStent Supra is designed to access an alternative drainage space within the eye. iDose is a drug delivery system that is designed to be implanted in the eye to continuously deliver therapeutic levels of medication for extended periods of time to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.

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