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

Volatility & Risk

Cardiovascular Systems has a beta of 2.55, suggesting that its stock price is 155% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardiovascular Systems’ competitors have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cardiovascular Systems and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cardiovascular Systems $204.91 million $5.43 million -429.76
Cardiovascular Systems Competitors $827.23 million $159.50 million 41.55

Cardiovascular Systems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cardiovascular Systems. Cardiovascular Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cardiovascular Systems and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cardiovascular Systems 1 2 3 1 2.57
Cardiovascular Systems Competitors 175 1138 2486 89 2.64

Cardiovascular Systems currently has a consensus target price of $34.25, indicating a potential upside of 32.80%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 7.89%. Given Cardiovascular Systems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cardiovascular Systems is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Cardiovascular Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardiovascular Systems -0.87% 0.88% 0.58%
Cardiovascular Systems Competitors -127.18% -36.38% -10.25%


Cardiovascular Systems beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cardiovascular Systems

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in treating patients suffering from peripheral and coronary artery diseases, including those with arterial calcium. The Company develops an orbital atherectomy technology for both peripheral and coronary commercial applications. Its peripheral artery disease (PAD) systems are catheter-based platforms capable of treating a range of plaque types in leg arteries both above and below the knee. Its products include Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Diamondback 360 Peripheral), the Stealth 360 OAS (Stealth 360), Diamondback 360 Peripheral, Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral, Diamondback 360 Low Profile Peripheral, Diamondback 360 1.50 Peripheral and Diamondback 360 2.00 Peripheral. The Company’s coronary arterial disease (CAD) product, Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS (Coronary OAS), is marketed as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries.

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