Critical Analysis: Semler Scientific (SMLR) versus Its Competitors

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Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS: SMLR) is one of 47 public companies in the “Electromedical equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Semler Scientific to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.9% of Semler Scientific shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.7% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Semler Scientific shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Semler Scientific and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Semler Scientific 19.66% -299.31% 84.43%
Semler Scientific Competitors -126.11% -67.73% -20.10%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Semler Scientific and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Semler Scientific $12.45 million -$1.51 million -123.21
Semler Scientific Competitors $1.16 billion $92.96 million -32.99

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

Volatility & Risk

Semler Scientific has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semler Scientific’s rivals have a beta of 1.54, meaning that their average share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Semler Scientific and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Semler Scientific 0 0 2 0 3.00
Semler Scientific Competitors 186 536 1110 45 2.54

Semler Scientific currently has a consensus price target of $44.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.54%. As a group, “Electromedical equipment” companies have a potential upside of 15.33%. Given Semler Scientific’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Semler Scientific is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Semler Scientific rivals beat Semler Scientific on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Semler Scientific Company Profile

Semler Scientific, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets patented 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; and WellChec, a multi-test service platform to evaluate patients with various chronic diseases. The company's products serve cardiologists, internists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, and family practitioners, as well as organizations, including healthcare insurance plans, integrated delivery networks, independent physician groups, and companies contracting with the healthcare industry; and other healthcare organizations, such as risk assessment groups and other home healthcare providers. It offers its products through salespersons and distributors. Semler Scientific, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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