Mazor Robotics (MZOR) and Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ:AIQ) Head-To-Head Survey

Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ: MZOR) and Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ:AIQ) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Mazor Robotics has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance HealthCare Services has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mazor Robotics and Alliance HealthCare Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mazor Robotics -37.66% -28.51% -22.75%
Alliance HealthCare Services 3.63% N/A 3.07%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.8% of Mazor Robotics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.0% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.8% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Mazor Robotics and Alliance HealthCare Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mazor Robotics 2 5 1 0 1.88
Alliance HealthCare Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mazor Robotics presently has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 32.72%. Given Mazor Robotics’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mazor Robotics is more favorable than Alliance HealthCare Services.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mazor Robotics and Alliance HealthCare Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mazor Robotics $48.85 million 27.14 -$18.28 million ($0.79) -69.61
Alliance HealthCare Services N/A N/A N/A ($0.17) -76.47

Alliance HealthCare Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Mazor Robotics. Alliance HealthCare Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mazor Robotics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Alliance HealthCare Services beats Mazor Robotics on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mazor Robotics Company Profile

Mazor Robotics Ltd is an Israel-based medical device company that develops and markets surgical guidance systems and complementary products. It develops computerized and imaging-based systems in the field of spine surgery. Its products include: Renaissance Surgical Guidance System, which enables surgeons to advance from freehand surgical procedures to guided procedures, as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and European Conformity (CE)-marked Renaissance System, used in spine surgeries, whether open or minimally invasive, for a number of clinical indications. Its Renaissance System and its predecessor are used in a number of spine surgeries, including fusion, correction of spinal deformities, biopsy collection, tumor excision and cement augmentations. Furthermore the Company developed the Renaissance Brain Module, an application of its Renaissance System that provides control over the insertion of surgical instruments during brain surgery.

Alliance HealthCare Services Company Profile

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (Alliance) is a provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. The Company operates through three segments: Radiology Division, Oncology Division and Interventional Healthcare Services Division. The radiology segment comprises diagnostic imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and other imaging services. The radiology segment also comprises radiation oncology services. The interventional healthcare services segment provides interventional healthcare through therapeutic minimally invasive pain management procedures medical management, laboratory testing and other services. The Company operates freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) that are not owned by hospitals or providers. It operates over 560 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems.

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