Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) and Zynex (OTCMKTS:ZYXI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.
This table compares Semler Scientific and Zynex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Semler Scientific has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zynex has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
12.0% of Semler Scientific shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Zynex shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Semler Scientific shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Semler Scientific and Zynex’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Semler Scientific||$21.49 million||14.53||$5.01 million||$0.66||73.26|
|Zynex||$23.43 million||10.69||$7.36 million||$0.22||35.14|
Zynex has higher revenue and earnings than Semler Scientific. Zynex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Semler Scientific, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Semler Scientific and Zynex, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Semler Scientific presently has a consensus target price of $44.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.00%. Zynex has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.44%. Given Semler Scientific’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Semler Scientific is more favorable than Zynex.
Semler Scientific beats Zynex on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Semler Scientific
Semler Scientific, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary products that assist healthcare providers to evaluate and treat patients with chronic diseases in the United States. Its products include QuantaFlo, a four-minute in-office blood flow test that enables healthcare providers to use blood flow measurements as part of their examinations of a patient's vascular condition. The company's products serve cardiologists, internists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, and family practitioners, as well as healthcare insurance plans, integrated delivery networks, independent physician groups, and companies contracting with the healthcare industry, such as risk assessment groups. It offers its products through salespersons and distributors. Semler Scientific, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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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