CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is one of 75 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare CareFusion to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CareFusion 16.18% 12.80% 7.62%
CareFusion Competitors -456.27% -18.87% -9.67%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CareFusion and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CareFusion N/A N/A 25.51
CareFusion Competitors $981.04 million $125.30 million 302.11

CareFusion’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CareFusion. CareFusion 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 and price targets for CareFusion and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CareFusion 0 0 0 0 N/A
CareFusion Competitors 250 1247 2624 100 2.61

As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 4.74%. Given CareFusion’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CareFusion has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.3% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CareFusion competitors beat CareFusion on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

CareFusion Company Profile

CareFusion Corporation is a global medical technology company. The Company operates in two business segments: Medical Systems and Procedural Solutions. The Company’s primary product brands include: Alaris intravenous (IV) infusion systems; Pyxis and Rowa automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; AVEA, Vela and LTV Series respiratory ventilators; ChloraPrep skin antiseptic products; MaxGuard, MaxPlus, MaxZero, SmartSite and Texium needle-free IV infusion valves, administration sets and accessories; V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer open surgical and laparoscopic instrumentation; PleurX, Achieve and Temno interventional specialty products; AirLife disposable ventilator circuits and oxygen masks used for providing respiratory therapy; Vital Signs single-use consumables for respiratory care and anesthesiology; Jaeger and SensorMedics cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment, and MedMined data mining surveillance software and analytics.

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