Hansen Medical (HNSN) vs. Its Competitors Critical Review

Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hansen Medical to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Hansen Medical and its competitors’ 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 -321.35% -24.48% -10.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hansen Medical and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hansen Medical Competitors 329 1970 3488 112 2.57

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 3.31%. Given Hansen Medical’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hansen Medical has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.0% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.4% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hansen Medical and its competitors gross 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 -86.13

Hansen Medical’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hansen Medical. Hansen Medical is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hansen Medical competitors beat Hansen Medical on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Hansen Medical Company Profile

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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