Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) is one of 80 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Hansen Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hansen Medical -317.95% N/A -96.52%
Hansen Medical Competitors -316.72% -24.33% -10.25%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by company 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 and Valuation

This table compares Hansen Medical and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hansen Medical N/A N/A -0.13
Hansen Medical Competitors $2.14 billion $234.27 million -87.69

Hansen Medical’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hansen Medical. Hansen Medical 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 recent ratings and target prices for Hansen Medical and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hansen Medical Competitors 327 1964 3477 111 2.57

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 3.49%. Given Hansen Medical’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hansen Medical has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Hansen Medical peers beat Hansen Medical on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Hansen Medical

Hansen Medical, Inc. is engaged in the development and marketing of medical devices. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a range of medical robotics designed for positioning, manipulation and stable control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. Its products include Sensei Robotic Catheter System (Sensei system), Artisan Extend Control Catheter, CoHesion 3D Visualization Module and Magellan System. Its Sensei system allows physicians to navigate catheters in interventional procedures within the atrial heart chambers. Its disposable Artisan Extend catheter assembly consists of a telescoping set of control catheters. Its CoHesion 3D Visualization Module is a software interface between its Sensei system and the St. Jude Medical EnSite System for Electro-Physiology procedures. The Magellan System controls the Magellan Robotic Catheter, which is a telescoping, steerable catheter designed to facilitate remote catheter navigation and vessel cannulation.

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