HeartWare International (HTWR) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 82.53

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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations 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 116 736 1032 10 2.49

As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 40.54%. Given HeartWare International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HeartWare International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

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%

Insider and Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

HeartWare International Company Profile

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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