Transenterix (TRXC) & Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL) Head to Head Review

Transenterix (NYSE: TRXC) and Ocular Therapeutix (NASDAQ:OCUL) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.3% of Ocular Therapeutix shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of Ocular Therapeutix shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Transenterix $5.05 million 69.71 -$47.82 million N/A N/A
Ocular Therapeutix $1.90 million 88.24 -$54.64 million ($2.13) -2.71

Transenterix has higher revenue and earnings than Ocular Therapeutix.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Transenterix and Ocular Therapeutix, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transenterix 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ocular Therapeutix 0 2 5 0 2.71

Transenterix presently has a consensus price target of $2.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.03%. Ocular Therapeutix has a consensus price target of $22.29, suggesting a potential upside of 286.23%. Given Ocular Therapeutix’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ocular Therapeutix is more favorable than Transenterix.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transenterix -928.85% -49.16% -33.51%
Ocular Therapeutix -3,005.52% -101.03% -69.76%

Summary

Transenterix beats Ocular Therapeutix on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Transenterix Company Profile

TransEnterix, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of ALF-X Surgical Robotic System (the ALF-X System), and SurgiBot System. The Company’s ALF-X System is a multi-port robotic surgery system, which allows multiple robotic arms to control instruments and a camera. The system features advanced technology to enable surgeons with haptic feedback and the ability to move the camera through eye movement. The system replicates laparoscopic motion and integrates three-dimensional high definition (3DHD) vision technology. The ALF-X System also offers responsible economics to hospitals by offering robotic technology with reusable instruments. The SurgiBot System is designed as a single-incision, patient-side robotic-assisted surgery system. The Company also develops and manufactures laparoscopic surgical instruments that are used in abdominal surgery, such as scissors, graspers, clip appliers, and suction and irrigation instruments.

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.

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