Contrasting Precision Optics (POCI) and Its Rivals

Precision Optics (NASDAQ:POCIGet Rating) is one of 71 publicly-traded companies in the “Electromedical equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Precision Optics to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.4% of Precision Optics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.6% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of Precision Optics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Electromedical equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Precision Optics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precision Optics 3.50% 1.27% 0.67%
Precision Optics Competitors -660.28% -49.42% -23.88%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Precision Optics and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Precision Optics $15.68 million -$930,000.00 51.36
Precision Optics Competitors $1.05 billion $117.04 million 4.39

Precision Optics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Precision Optics. Precision Optics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Precision Optics has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Precision Optics’ rivals have a beta of 13.27, indicating that their average share price is 1,227% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Precision Optics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precision Optics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Precision Optics Competitors 110 636 1775 79 2.70

As a group, “Electromedical equipment” companies have a potential upside of 65.52%. Given Precision Optics’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Precision Optics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

About Precision Optics

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Precision Optics Corp., engages in the design, development, manufacture, and selling of optical instruments. Its products include microprecision lenses and micro medical camera, 3D endoscope, and robotic surgery systems. The company was founded by Richard E. Forkey in December 1982 and is headquartered in Gardner, MA.

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