Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG) and BIOLASE (NASDAQ:BLTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Koninklijke Philips N.V. and BIOLASE, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Koninklijke Philips N.V.||0||5||5||0||2.50|
Koninklijke Philips N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential downside of 11.66%. Given Koninklijke Philips N.V.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Koninklijke Philips N.V. is more favorable than BIOLASE.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. BIOLASE does not pay a dividend. Koninklijke Philips N.V. pays out 42.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BIOLASE has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This table compares Koninklijke Philips N.V. and BIOLASE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Koninklijke Philips N.V.||6.39%||8.92%||3.85%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.2% of Koninklijke Philips N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Koninklijke Philips N.V. and BIOLASE’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Koninklijke Philips N.V.||$28.94 billion||1.23||$3.69 billion||$1.74||21.79|
Koninklijke Philips N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than BIOLASE.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. beats BIOLASE on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. Company Profile
Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a health technology company. The Company’s segments include Personal Health businesses, Diagnosis & Treatment businesses, Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses, and Lighting. The Company’s Personal Health businesses segment is engaged in the health continuum, delivering integrated, connected solutions that support healthier lifestyles and those living with chronic disease. The Company’s Diagnosis & Treatment businesses segment delivers precision medicine and treatment, and therapy. The Company’s Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses segment provides consumers, care givers and clinicians with digital solutions that facilitate care by enabling precision medicine and population health management. The Company’s Philips Lighting is engaged in the development, manufacture and application of lighting products, systems and services. The Company is the parent company of the Philips Group (Philips).
BIOLASE Company Profile
BIOLASE, Inc. (BIOLASE) is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine. The Company markets, sells, and distributes dental imaging equipment, including cone beam digital x-rays and computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) intra-oral scanners, in-office, chair-side milling machines and three-dimensional (3-D) printers. It offers two categories of laser system products: WaterLase (all-tissue) systems and Diode (soft tissue) systems. Its brand, WaterLase, uses a combination of water and laser energy to perform procedures performed using drills, scalpels, and other traditional dental instruments for cutting soft and hard tissue. It also offers its Diode laser systems to perform soft tissue, pain therapy, and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. Its Waterlase and Diode systems use disposable laser tips of differing sizes and shapes depending on the procedures being performed.
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