Financial Analysis: Venus Concept (VERO) and Its Competitors

Venus Concept (NASDAQ: VERO) is one of 132 public companies in the “Surgical & medical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Venus Concept to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Venus Concept -77.97% N/A -122.05%
Venus Concept Competitors -573.49% -106.21% -22.30%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Venus Concept shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.8% of Venus Concept shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Surgical & medical instruments” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Venus Concept and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Venus Concept $21.96 million -$28.73 million -0.48
Venus Concept Competitors $1.41 billion $149.66 million -3.14

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Venus Concept and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Venus Concept 0 0 2 0 3.00
Venus Concept Competitors 1080 3496 5780 324 2.50

Venus Concept presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 61.81%. As a group, “Surgical & medical instruments” companies have a potential upside of 10.59%. Given Venus Concept’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Venus Concept is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Venus Concept has a beta of 4.14, indicating that its share price is 314% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Venus Concept’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Venus Concept beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Venus Concept Company Profile

Venus Concept Inc. operates as a medical aesthetic technology company worldwide. Its product portfolio includes aesthetic device platforms, including Venus Versa, a multi-treatment platform to address the aesthetic procedures without surgery or downtime; Venus Legacy, an advanced device that resolves challenging face and body aesthetic needs; Venus Velocity, a diode laser for hair removal; Venus Fiore, which addresses internal vaginal health restoration, labia skin tightening, and mons pubis reduction; Venus Viva, a customizable skin resurfacing device that allows operator control of ablation and coagulation for resolving the appearance of mild to severe skin damage for various skin types; Venus Freeze Plus, an anti-aging system for non-invasive skin tightening; and Venus Bliss, a solution for the fat reduction category. The company also offers NeoGraft, an automated hair restoration system that facilitates the harvesting of follicles during a FUE process; and ARTAS and ARTAS iX robotic hair restoration systems, which harvest follicular units directly from the scalp and create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms. Venus Concept Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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