Ocular Therapeutix (NASDAQ: OCUL) and C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Ocular Therapeutix and C.R. Bard, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ocular Therapeutix 0 2 4 0 2.67
C.R. Bard 0 7 0 0 2.00

Ocular Therapeutix presently has a consensus price target of $20.67, indicating a potential upside of 414.10%. C.R. Bard has a consensus price target of $295.43, indicating a potential downside of 12.09%. Given Ocular Therapeutix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ocular Therapeutix is more favorable than C.R. Bard.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.9% of Ocular Therapeutix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of C.R. Bard shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of Ocular Therapeutix shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of C.R. Bard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

C.R. Bard pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Ocular Therapeutix does not pay a dividend. C.R. Bard pays out 13.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. C.R. Bard has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ocular Therapeutix and C.R. Bard’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ocular Therapeutix $1.89 million 62.62 -$44.70 million ($2.28) -1.76
C.R. Bard $3.71 billion 6.60 $531.40 million $7.59 44.28

C.R. Bard has higher revenue and earnings than Ocular Therapeutix. Ocular Therapeutix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than C.R. Bard, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ocular Therapeutix and C.R. Bard’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ocular Therapeutix -3,241.19% -126.31% -81.51%
C.R. Bard 14.75% 48.28% 16.23%

Volatility and Risk

Ocular Therapeutix has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C.R. Bard has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

C.R. Bard beats Ocular Therapeutix on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ocular Therapeutix Company Profile

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology. Its lead product candidate, DEXTENZA (dexamethasone insert) for intracanalicular use, has completed Phase III clinical development for the treatment of ocular pain and inflammation following ophthalmic surgery. OTX-TP (travoprost insert) is in Phase III clinical development for glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Its earlier stage assets include OTX-TIC, a sustained release travoprost intracameral injection for the treatment of moderate to severe glaucoma and ocular hypertension, as well as sustained release intravitreal injections for the treatment of retinal diseases. These injections include the development of OTX-TKI, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and, in collaboration with Regeneron an extended release protein-based anti-vascular endothelial growth factor trap.

C.R. Bard Company Profile

C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) is engaged in designing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices. The Company operates through the manufacture and sale of medical devices segment. It sells a range of products to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities on a global basis. Its vascular products cover a range of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and end-stage renal disease. Its urology products include basic urology drainage products, fecal and urinary continence products, urological specialty products and Targeted Temperature Management products. Its oncology products cover a range of devices used in the treatment and management of various cancers, and other diseases and disorders. Its surgical specialty products include implanted patches and fixation devices for hernia and soft tissue repairs.

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