Comparing Establishment Labs (ESTA) and Its Competitors

Establishment Labs (NASDAQ: ESTA) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Establishment Labs to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Establishment Labs and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Establishment Labs -34.47% -90.07% -35.01%
Establishment Labs Competitors -131.99% -34.96% -20.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Establishment Labs and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Establishment Labs 0 0 3 0 3.00
Establishment Labs Competitors 231 922 1577 81 2.54

Establishment Labs currently has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 57.17%. As a group, “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 17.64%. Given Establishment Labs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Establishment Labs is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Establishment Labs and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Establishment Labs $61.21 million -$21.10 million -20.83
Establishment Labs Competitors $1.38 billion $141.70 million 18.49

Establishment Labs’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Establishment Labs. Establishment Labs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.1% of Establishment Labs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Surgical appliances & supplies” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Establishment Labs competitors beat Establishment Labs on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Establishment Labs Company Profile

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc., a medical technology company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for aesthetic plastic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, and aesthetic dermatology. The company primarily offers silicone gel-filled breast implants under Motiva Implants brand name. It also provides Divina 3D simulation systems to plastic surgeons for use in pre-surgical patient consultations and planning; and distributes Puregraft line of products that is used to remove blood, lipids, and other components from adipose tissue. The company sells its products through exclusive distributors and direct sales force in 60 countries worldwide. Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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