Comparing of electroCore Inc. (ECOR) and Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR)

This is a contrast between electroCore Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOR) and Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE:VAR) based on their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations. The two companies are Medical Instruments & Supplies and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
electroCore Inc. 1.32M 118.77 39.07M -1.59 0.00
Varian Medical Systems Inc. 3.03B 3.91 380.80M 3.99 33.95

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of electroCore Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Inc.


Table 2 shows us electroCore Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
electroCore Inc. -2,959.85% 0% 0%
Varian Medical Systems Inc. 12.57% 23.5% 11.2%


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of electroCore Inc. are 17.8 and 17.6. Competitively, Varian Medical Systems Inc. has 1.7 and 1.4 for Current and Quick Ratio. electroCore Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Varian Medical Systems Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Recommendations and Ratings for electroCore Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
electroCore Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Varian Medical Systems Inc. 0 0 3 3.00

Varian Medical Systems Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $143.5 average target price and a 10.24% potential upside.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both electroCore Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 14.2% and 95.5% respectively. 25.8% are electroCore Inc.’s share held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.2% of Varian Medical Systems Inc.’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
electroCore Inc. -6.28% 27.25% 24.27% -39.8% 0% 35.78%
Varian Medical Systems Inc. 1.74% 2.64% 11.33% 20.19% 15.44% 19.59%

For the past year electroCore Inc. was more bullish than Varian Medical Systems Inc.


Varian Medical Systems Inc. beats on 9 of the 12 factors electroCore Inc.

electroCore, LLC, a bioelectronic medicine company, engages in developing a range of patient-administered non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapies for the treatment of various conditions in neurology, rheumatology, and other fields. It is developing gammaCore, a prescription-only vagus nerve stimulation therapy, for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine and episodic cluster headache in adults. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Oncology Systems and Imaging Components. The Oncology Systems segment provides hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, fixed field intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. Its products include linear accelerators, brachytherapy afterloaders, treatment simulation, verification equipment, and accessories; and information management, treatment planning, image processing, clinical knowledge exchange, patient care management, decision-making support, and practice management software. This segment serves university research and community hospitals, private and governmental institutions, healthcare agencies, physiciansÂ’ offices, oncology practices, radiotherapy centers, and cancer care clinics. The Imaging Components segment offers X-ray imaging components for use in radiographic or fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, special procedures, computed tomography, computer aided diagnostics, and industrial applications. It also provides Linatron X-ray accelerators, imaging processing software, and image detection products for security and inspection purposes. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers, independent service companies, and end-users. In addition, the company offers products and systems for delivering proton therapy; and develops technologies in the areas of digital X-ray imaging, volumetric and functional imaging, and improved X-ray sources. The company was formerly known as Varian Associates, Inc. and changed its name to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. in April 1999. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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