LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ: LIVN) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare LivaNova PLC to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for LivaNova PLC and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LivaNova PLC 1 2 4 0 2.43
LivaNova PLC Competitors 327 1501 2625 105 2.55

LivaNova PLC presently has a consensus price target of $71.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.47%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 7.61%. Given LivaNova PLC’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LivaNova PLC has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.3% of LivaNova PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of LivaNova PLC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares LivaNova PLC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LivaNova PLC 2.26% 9.08% 6.61%
LivaNova PLC Competitors -130.13% -39.29% -11.11%

Volatility and Risk

LivaNova PLC has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LivaNova PLC’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LivaNova PLC and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
LivaNova PLC $1.21 billion $191.69 million 127.32
LivaNova PLC Competitors $827.23 million $159.49 million 36.33

LivaNova PLC has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. LivaNova PLC 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.

Summary

LivaNova PLC rivals beat LivaNova PLC on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

LivaNova PLC Company Profile

LivaNova PLC is a medical device company focused on the development and delivery of therapeutic solutions. The Company’s segments include Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Neuromodulation and Other. The Cardiac Surgery segment is engaged in the development, production and sale of cardiovascular surgery products. Cardiac Surgery products include oxygenators, heart-lung machines, autotransfusion, mechanical heart valves and tissue heart valves. The Cardiac Rhythm Management segment is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Cardiac Rhythm Management products include high-voltage defibrillators Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy device (CRT-D) and low-voltage pacemakers. The Neuromodulation segment is engaged in the design, development and marketing of neuromodulation therapy for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy and treatment resistant depression.

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