Cytosorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cytosorbents Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Cytosorbents Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cytosorbents Corporation -80.56% -529.95% -75.38%
Cytosorbents Corporation Competitors -330.24% -33.51% -12.50%

Risk and Volatility

Cytosorbents Corporation has a beta of -0.56, indicating that its stock price is 156% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cytosorbents Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, indicating that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cytosorbents Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cytosorbents Corporation 0 0 6 0 3.00
Cytosorbents Corporation Competitors 416 2180 3386 122 2.53

Cytosorbents Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $12.71, indicating a potential upside of 140.92%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 21.26%. Given Cytosorbents Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cytosorbents Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.9% of Cytosorbents Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Cytosorbents Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cytosorbents Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cytosorbents Corporation $12.18 million -$10.41 million -14.65
Cytosorbents Corporation Competitors $2.02 billion $430.37 million -57.15

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

Summary

Cytosorbents Corporation competitors beat Cytosorbents Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Cytosorbents Corporation

CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused immunotherapy company. The Company is engaged in commercializing its product, CytoSorb, which is a blood purification technology with focus in preventing or treating multiple organ failure. The Company’s purification technologies are based on biocompatible, porous polymer beads that remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. The Company’s CytoSorb is an extracorporeal cytokine filter and is designed to reduce the cytokine storm that causes inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses, such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury and pancreatitis. In addition, CytoSorb is used in other inflammatory conditions, such as cardiac surgery and autoimmune disease flares and cancer cachexia. It also has other products under development based upon its blood purification technology, including HemoDefend, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, BetaSorb and others.

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