Reviewing Second Sight Medical Products (EYES) & The Competition

Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Second Sight Medical Products to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.7% of Second Sight Medical Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.7% of Second Sight Medical Products shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Second Sight Medical Products and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Second Sight Medical Products $3.98 million -$33.17 million -3.00
Second Sight Medical Products Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 68.03

Second Sight Medical Products’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Second Sight Medical Products. Second Sight Medical Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Second Sight Medical Products and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Second Sight Medical Products -565.12% -184.87% -137.77%
Second Sight Medical Products Competitors -101.23% -92.70% -30.32%

Risk and Volatility

Second Sight Medical Products has a beta of 3.67, meaning that its share price is 267% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Second Sight Medical Products’ peers have a beta of 0.47, meaning that their average share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Second Sight Medical Products and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Second Sight Medical Products 0 0 1 0 3.00
Second Sight Medical Products Competitors 112 734 1029 10 2.50

Second Sight Medical Products presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 160.42%. As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 39.86%. Given Second Sight Medical Products’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Second Sight Medical Products is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Second Sight Medical Products peers beat Second Sight Medical Products on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing prosthetic devices that restore vision to blind individuals. The Company’s product, the Argus II System, treats outer retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The Argus II System provides an artificial form of vision that differs from the vision of people with normal sight. It does not restore normal vision and it does not slow or reverse the progression of the disease. The Company’s Argus II System employs electrical stimulation to bypass degenerated photoreceptor cells and to stimulate remaining viable retinal cells thereby inducing visual perception in blind individuals. The Argus II System works by converting video images captured by a miniature camera housed in a patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses that are transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes that are implanted on the surface of the retina.

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