Head to Head Comparison: Hansen Medical (HNSN) and Cogentix Medical (CGNT)

Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) and Cogentix Medical (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hansen Medical and Cogentix Medical’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hansen Medical N/A N/A N/A ($31.62) N/A
Cogentix Medical $51.85 million 3.29 -$22.09 million ($0.41) -6.83

Hansen Medical has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cogentix Medical. Cogentix Medical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hansen Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Hansen Medical and Cogentix Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cogentix Medical 0 0 3 0 3.00

Cogentix Medical has a consensus target price of $4.58, indicating a potential upside of 63.69%.

Profitability

This table compares Hansen Medical and Cogentix Medical’s 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%
Cogentix Medical -36.14% -11.52% -10.04%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.3% of Cogentix Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.7% of Cogentix Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cogentix Medical beats Hansen Medical on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Cogentix Medical Company Profile

Cogentix Medical, Inc. is a global medical device company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a line of fiber-optic and video endoscopy products under the PrimeSight brand that are used across various surgical specialties in diagnostic and treatment procedures. The Company also offers the Urgent PC Neuromodulation System (Urgent PC Systems), a device that delivers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), for the office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). The Company also offers Macroplastique Implants, an injectable urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence that is primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. The PrimeSight flexible endoscopes are used in conjunction with the sterile, single-use microbial barrier known as the EndoSheath Protective Barrier. The PrimeSight endoscopy line also includes rigid endoscopes and portable peripherals, such as the video system and stroboscopy unit.

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