Reshape Lifesciences (OTCMKTS: TMED) and Trimedyne (OTCMKTS:TMED) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Reshape Lifesciences and Trimedyne’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reshape Lifesciences $1.29 million 0.35 -$33.81 million ($47.68) 0.00
Trimedyne $4.70 million 0.18 -$40,000.00 N/A N/A

Trimedyne has higher revenue and earnings than Reshape Lifesciences.

Risk & Volatility

Reshape Lifesciences has a beta of 1.87, indicating that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trimedyne has a beta of -1.24, indicating that its share price is 224% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Reshape Lifesciences and Trimedyne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reshape Lifesciences -2,397.35% -70.96% -60.41%
Trimedyne N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.6% of Reshape Lifesciences shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Reshape Lifesciences shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Trimedyne shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Reshape Lifesciences and Trimedyne, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reshape Lifesciences 0 1 0 0 2.00
Trimedyne 0 0 0 0 N/A


Trimedyne beats Reshape Lifesciences on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Reshape Lifesciences

ReShape Lifesciences Inc., a medical device company, focuses on the design and development of devices that use neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders. Its proprietary neuroblocking technology, vBloc Therapy is designed to intermittently block the vagus nerve using electrical impulses. The company's product portfolio includes ReShape vBloc, a therapy that enables patients to feel full and eat less by intermittently blocking hunger signals on the vagus nerve; and ReShape Balloon system that uses balloon technology designed to take up room in the stomach to enable people lose weight. Its product portfolio also comprises ReShape Vest system, an investigational, minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted medical device that wraps around the stomach to enable weight loss in obese and morbidly obese patients without permanently changing patient anatomy. The company was formerly known as EnteroMedics Inc. and changed its name to ReShape Lifesciences Inc. in October 2017. ReShape Lifesciences Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Clemente, California.

About Trimedyne

Trimedyne, Inc. manufactures and sells lasers, and disposable and reusable fiber-optic laser devices for use in the medical field. It offers lasers, fibers, needles, and switch tips for use in orthopedics, urology, ear and nose surgery, throat surgery, gynecology, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, and other medical specialties. The company also provides 80 watt and 30 watt holmium lasers, and side firing laser needles to treat herniated or ruptured spinal discs. In addition, it engages in the provision of services, and rental of lasers and other medical equipment to hospitals and surgery centers on a fee-per-case basis. The company operates in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia, and internationally. It markets its products through commission sales representatives in the United States and independent distributors internationally. Trimedyne, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Irvine, California.

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