Viveve Medical (VIVE) and Zynex (ZYXI) Head-To-Head Analysis

Viveve Medical (NASDAQ: VIVE) and Zynex (OTCMKTS:ZYXI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Viveve Medical has a beta of -0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 144% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zynex has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.6% of Viveve Medical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Zynex shares are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of Viveve Medical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Viveve Medical and Zynex’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Viveve Medical $15.29 million 3.91 -$36.95 million ($2.11) -0.91
Zynex $23.43 million 4.59 $7.36 million $0.22 14.77

Zynex has higher revenue and earnings than Viveve Medical. Viveve Medical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Zynex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Viveve Medical and Zynex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viveve Medical -269.24% -437.98% -103.63%
Zynex 33.24% 356.96% 128.90%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Viveve Medical and Zynex, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viveve Medical 0 1 7 0 2.88
Zynex 0 1 0 0 2.00

Viveve Medical currently has a consensus price target of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 388.66%. Given Viveve Medical’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Viveve Medical is more favorable than Zynex.

Summary

Zynex beats Viveve Medical on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Viveve Medical

Viveve Medical, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for the non-invasive treatment of various post-partum conditions. The company offers Viveve System, a radio frequency generator, a reusable hand piece, and single-use treatment tip, as well as other consumable accessories. It markets its products through sales employees and distributors in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Canada. Viveve Medical, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

About Zynex

Zynex, Inc., a medical technology company, designs, manufactures, and markets electrotherapy medical devices used for pain management and rehabilitation. Its products include NexWave, a dual channel, multi-modality interferential current, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation device; NeuroMove, an electromyography triggered electrical stimulation device; and InWave, an electrical stimulation product for the treatment of female urinary incontinence. The company also distributes private labeled products, such as electrodes for the delivery of electrical current to the body; batteries for use in electrotherapy products; Comfortrac for cervical traction; JetStream for hot/cold therapy; and LSO Back Braces for lumbar support. In addition, it develops non-invasive blood volume monitors for use in hospitals and surgery centers. The company offers its products for pain management and control; and stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. It sells its products through direct and independent sales representatives primarily in the United States. Zynex, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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