Contrasting RxSight (NASDAQ:RXST) and National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE)

RxSight (NASDAQ:RXST) and National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for RxSight and National Vision, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RxSight 0 0 5 0 3.00
National Vision 1 3 5 0 2.44

RxSight currently has a consensus target price of $20.20, suggesting a potential upside of 51.20%. National Vision has a consensus target price of $59.75, suggesting a potential upside of 21.22%. Given RxSight’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RxSight is more favorable than National Vision.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RxSight and National Vision’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RxSight N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
National Vision $1.71 billion 2.38 $36.28 million $1.77 27.85

National Vision has higher revenue and earnings than RxSight.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.4% of RxSight shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of National Vision shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares RxSight and National Vision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RxSight N/A N/A N/A
National Vision 7.49% 15.80% 6.17%

Summary

National Vision beats RxSight on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

RxSight Company Profile

RxSight Inc. is a commercial-stage medical technology company focuses on patients following cataract surgery. The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens system, comprised of the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens(R), RxSight Light Delivery Device and accessories. RxSight Inc. is based in ALISO VIEJO, Calif.

National Vision Company Profile

National Vision Holdings, Inc. engages in the retail of optical products. It operates through the following segments: Owned and Host, Legacy, and Corporate/Other. The Owned and Host segment consists of America’s Best and Eyeglass World brands. The Legacy segment involves operations of, and supplies inventory and lab processing services. The Corporate/Other segment comprises of the results of operations of the other operating segments and corporate overhead support. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.

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