CryoLife (NYSE: CRY) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CryoLife to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

CryoLife has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CryoLife’s peers have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.4% of CryoLife shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of CryoLife shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CryoLife and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CryoLife $183.16 million $23.56 million 70.61
CryoLife Competitors $827.23 million $159.49 million 36.42

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CryoLife and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CryoLife 0 0 3 0 3.00
CryoLife Competitors 168 1116 2455 89 2.64

CryoLife currently has a consensus price target of $22.83, indicating a potential downside of 2.00%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 9.46%. Given CryoLife’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CryoLife has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares CryoLife and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CryoLife 6.16% 7.41% 4.95%
CryoLife Competitors -127.08% -36.39% -10.24%


CryoLife beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About CryoLife

CryoLife, Inc. (CryoLife) is a medical device manufacturer and processor, and is engaged in the distribution of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac surgical procedures. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Preservation Services. The Medical Devices segment includes medical devices, such as BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, BioFoam Surgical Matrix, On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc. valves and surgical products, CardioGenesis cardiac laser therapy product line, PerClot and PhotoFix. PhotoFix is a pericardial patch stabilized using a dye-mediated photo-fixation process that requires no glutaraldehyde. The Preservation Services segment includes external services, such as preservation of cardiac and vascular tissues. The cardiac and vascular human tissues distributed by CryoLife include the CryoValve SG pulmonary heart valve and the CryoPatch SG pulmonary cardiac patch, both of which are processed using CryoLife’s SynerGraft technology.

Receive News & Ratings for CryoLife Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for CryoLife Inc. and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.