Contrasting SeaSpine (NASDAQ:SPNE) and Encision (NASDAQ:ECIA)

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SeaSpine (NASDAQ:SPNE) and Encision (OTCMKTS:ECIA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

SeaSpine has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Encision has a beta of -0.72, meaning that its share price is 172% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SeaSpine and Encision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeaSpine -26.84% -28.49% -22.43%
Encision -2.69% -10.11% -6.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SeaSpine and Encision, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaSpine 0 0 6 0 3.00
Encision 0 0 0 0 N/A

SeaSpine currently has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 71.29%. Given SeaSpine’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe SeaSpine is more favorable than Encision.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SeaSpine and Encision’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaSpine $143.44 million 1.62 -$33.52 million ($2.18) -5.62
Encision $8.80 million 0.55 -$240,000.00 N/A N/A

Encision has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SeaSpine.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.0% of SeaSpine shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of SeaSpine shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.7% of Encision shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

SeaSpine beats Encision on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SeaSpine

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, a medical technology company, focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders in the United States and internationally. The company provides orthobiologics and spinal implant solutions for the neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons to perform fusion procedures in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. Its orthobiologics products include demineralized bone matrices (DBM), collagen ceramic matrices, demineralized cancellous allograft bone products, and synthetic bone void fillers to improve bone fusion rates in a range of orthopedic surgeries, including spine, hip, and extremities procedures. The company also offers orthobiologics products in various forms, such as fibers, putties, pastes, strips, and DBM. Its spinal implant portfolio comprises products for spinal decompression, alignment, and stabilization that are used to facilitate fusion in degenerative, minimally invasive, and complex spinal deformity procedures throughout the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical regions of the spine. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

About Encision

Encision Inc., a medical device company, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets patented surgical instruments in the United States. It provides active electrode monitoring (AEM) surgical instruments and monitors that enhance patient safety and patient outcomes in laparoscopic surgical procedures. The company's AEM instruments product line includes a range of endo-mechanical instruments, including scissors, graspers, and dissectors, as well as fixed-tip electrodes and suction-irrigation electrodes. It also provides various handles, which are used for advanced laparoscopic procedures that incorporate stiffer shafts and ergonomic features; AEM EndoShield 2 burn protection systems; and AEM Burn Protection Cable, as well as markets AEM monitor product line that is used in conjunction with AEM instruments. The company sells its products through a network of direct and independent sales representatives. Encision Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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