IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) and Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ:SIRO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IRIDEX Corporation and Sirona Dental Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRIDEX Corporation $42.80 million 2.65 -$5.81 million ($1.51) -6.50
Sirona Dental Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sirona Dental Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than IRIDEX Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IRIDEX Corporation and Sirona Dental Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRIDEX Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sirona Dental Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

IRIDEX Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 103.87%. Given IRIDEX Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe IRIDEX Corporation is more favorable than Sirona Dental Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.5% of IRIDEX Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of IRIDEX Corporation shares are held by company 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 IRIDEX Corporation and Sirona Dental Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRIDEX Corporation -37.62% -16.87% -13.86%
Sirona Dental Systems 17.03% 15.23% 11.01%

Summary

IRIDEX Corporation beats Sirona Dental Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

IRIDEX Corporation Company Profile

IRIDEX Corporation is a provider of therapeutic based laser consoles, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation used to treat sight-threatening eye diseases in ophthalmology. The Company operates through ophthalmology segment. Its ophthalmology products consist of laser consoles, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation, including laser probes, and are used in the treatment of serious eye diseases, including the over three causes of irreversible blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition, the Company’s ophthalmology products are often used in vitrectomy procedures (used to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, retinal tears and detachments), which are generally performed in the operating room and require a consumable single use intraocular laser probe (EndoProbe) to deliver light to the back of the eye together with other instrumentation.

Sirona Dental Systems Company Profile

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of dental equipment. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for dentists around the world. It operates through four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers and Instruments. Its Dental CAD/CAM Systems includes several types of restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, copings and bridge frameworks made from ceramic metal or composite blocks. Its Imaging Systems segment consists of a range of systems for diagnostic imaging in the dental practice. Its Treatment Centers consist of a range of products from basic dentist chairs to chair-based units with integrated diagnostic hygiene and ergonomic functionalities, as well as specialist centers used in preventative treatment and for training purposes. It offers a range of instruments, including handheld and power-operated handpieces for cavity preparation, endodontics, periodontology and prophylaxis.

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