Head to Head Review: HeartWare International (HTWR) and Its Competitors

HeartWare International (NASDAQ: HTWR) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare HeartWare International to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HeartWare International -15.84% -25.32% -10.14%
HeartWare International Competitors -101.23% -93.01% -30.32%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HeartWare International N/A N/A -17.12
HeartWare International Competitors $1.67 billion $207.58 million 79.41

HeartWare International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HeartWare International. HeartWare International 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for HeartWare International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HeartWare International 0 0 0 0 N/A
HeartWare International Competitors 115 736 1032 10 2.49

As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 41.27%. Given HeartWare International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe HeartWare International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

HeartWare International competitors beat HeartWare International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About HeartWare International

Heartware International, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The Company operates in the segment of design and manufacture of medical devices. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD System), which includes a ventricular assist device (VAD) or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, provides circulatory support for patients in the advanced stage of heart failure. The HVAD System is designed to be implanted adjacent to the heart, avoiding abdominal surgery. The HVAD System features the centrifugal pump designed to be implanted in the chest, directly adjacent to the heart. It develops MVAD System, a miniaturized device. The CircuLite Surgical System is designed to be implanted through a right, mini-thoracotomy procedure and does not require a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass.

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