Reviewing Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) & Transenterix (TRXC)

Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) and Transenterix (NASDAQ:TRXC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cytori Therapeutics and Transenterix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cytori Therapeutics 0 1 1 0 2.50
Transenterix 0 1 0 0 2.00

Cytori Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $3.65, indicating a potential upside of 551.67%. Transenterix has a consensus target price of $0.70, indicating a potential downside of 53.02%. Given Cytori Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cytori Therapeutics is more favorable than Transenterix.

Profitability

This table compares Cytori Therapeutics and Transenterix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cytori Therapeutics -450.34% -202.62% -65.54%
Transenterix -928.85% -49.16% -33.51%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cytori Therapeutics and Transenterix’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cytori Therapeutics $8.75 million 2.22 -$17.75 million ($1.02) -0.55
Transenterix $5.05 million 43.83 -$47.82 million N/A N/A

Cytori Therapeutics has higher revenue and earnings than Transenterix.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.8% of Cytori Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Cytori Therapeutics shares are owned 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.

Summary

Cytori Therapeutics beats Transenterix on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cytori Therapeutics

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (Cytori) is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of treatments and devices for a range of disorders using cells as a key part of the therapy. The Company develops cellular therapeutics formulated and optimized for specific diseases and medical conditions and related products. It is focused on developing primary product, Cytori Cell Therapy, for patients with scleroderma hand dysfunction, orthopedic disorders, cardiovascular disease, urinary incontinence and thermal burns, including those complicated by radiation. Its cellular therapeutics are collectively known by the name, Cytori Cell Therapy, which consists of a heterogeneous population of specialized cells, including stem cells that are involved in response to injury, repair and healing. These cells are extracted from an adult patient’s own adipose tissue using its automated, enzymatic, sterile Celution System devices and consumable sets at the place where the patient is receiving their care.

About Transenterix

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.

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