Analyzing Utah Medical Products (UTMD) and Restoration Robotics (HAIR)

Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) and Restoration Robotics (NASDAQ:HAIR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Utah Medical Products pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Restoration Robotics does not pay a dividend. Utah Medical Products has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Utah Medical Products and Restoration Robotics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Utah Medical Products $42.00 million 7.56 $18.55 million N/A N/A
Restoration Robotics $21.30 million 1.59 -$17.84 million ($2.50) -0.33

Utah Medical Products has higher revenue and earnings than Restoration Robotics.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.8% of Utah Medical Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.8% of Restoration Robotics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of Utah Medical Products shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.8% of Restoration Robotics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Utah Medical Products and Restoration Robotics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Utah Medical Products 44.18% 18.25% 15.85%
Restoration Robotics -103.09% -324.32% -75.33%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Utah Medical Products and Restoration Robotics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Utah Medical Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Restoration Robotics 0 0 3 0 3.00

Restoration Robotics has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 924.10%. Given Restoration Robotics’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Restoration Robotics is more favorable than Utah Medical Products.

Risk and Volatility

Utah Medical Products has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Restoration Robotics has a beta of 4.91, indicating that its share price is 391% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Utah Medical Products beats Restoration Robotics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Utah Medical Products Company Profile

Utah Medical Products, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the healthcare industry worldwide. The company offers fetal monitoring accessories, vacuum-assisted delivery systems, and other labor and delivery tools; DISPOSA-HOOD, an infant respiratory hood; and DELTRAN PLUS, a blood pressure monitoring system. It also provides umbilical vessel catheters; DIALY-NATE, a disposable peritoneal dialysis set; PALA-NATE, a silicone oral protection device; URI-CATH, a urinary drainage system; MYELO-NATE, a lumbar sampling kit; and HEMO-NATE, a disposable filter. In addition, the company offers LETZ system to excise cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; FINESSE+ generators; loop, ball, and needle electrodes; FILTRESSE evacuators; other specialty electrodes and UTMD supplies, and gynecologic tools; Femcare trocars and cannulae; Femcare laparoscopic instruments and accessories; and EPITOME, an electrosurgical scalpel. Further, it provides FILSHIE CLIP system, a female surgical contraception; PATHFINDER PLUS, an endoscopic irrigation device; suprapubic catheterization; LIBERTY system to treat and control urinary incontinence in women; ENDOCURETTE, a curette for uterine endometrial tissue sampling; TVUS/HSG-Cath to assess abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding and other suspected abnormalities of the uterus; and LUMIN to manipulate the uterus in laparoscopic procedures. Additionally, the company offers DELTRAN, a disposable pressure transducer; and pressure monitoring accessories, components, and other molded parts. It markets its products to neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery department, women's health center in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician's offices. The company sells its products through customer service and sales force, independent consultants, and independent manufacturer representatives. Utah Medical Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Midvale, Utah.

Restoration Robotics Company Profile

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a medical device company, develops and commercializes image-guided robotic systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers ARTAS System, a physician-assisted robotic system that identifies and dissects hair follicular units directly from the scalp and creates recipient implant sites. Its system includes the ARTAS Hair Studio application, an interactive three-dimensional patient consultation tool that enables a physician to create a simulated hair transplant model for use in patient consultations. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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