Inogen (NASDAQ: INGN) and Cardiovascular Systems (NASDAQ:CSII) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
This table compares Inogen and Cardiovascular Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Inogen and Cardiovascular Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Inogen currently has a consensus price target of $102.67, suggesting a potential downside of 17.90%. Cardiovascular Systems has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.80%. Given Cardiovascular Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cardiovascular Systems is more favorable than Inogen.
Volatility and Risk
Inogen has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardiovascular Systems has a beta of 2.26, meaning that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
99.5% of Inogen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.6% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Inogen shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Inogen and Cardiovascular Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Inogen||$249.44 million||10.57||$21.00 million||$1.32||94.73|
|Cardiovascular Systems||$204.91 million||4.26||-$1.79 million||($0.10)||-262.87|
Inogen has higher revenue and earnings than Cardiovascular Systems. Cardiovascular Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Inogen, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Inogen beats Cardiovascular Systems on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Inogen, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets portable oxygen concentrators used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions. The Company’s Inogen One systems concentrate the air around the patient to offer a single source of supplemental oxygen anytime, anywhere with a portable device. Its three portable product offerings, the Inogen One G4, Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G2, at approximately 2.8, 4.8 and 7.0 pounds with a single battery, respectively. Its Inogen One G4, Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G2 are sub-3, sub-5 and sub-10 pound portable oxygen concentrators, respectively. All of its Inogen One systems are equipped with Intelligent Delivery Technology. The Inogen At Home stationary oxygen concentrator allows it to access the non-ambulatory oxygen patient market and serves as a backup to its Inogen One system for ambulatory patients on its rental service.
About Cardiovascular Systems
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in treating patients suffering from peripheral and coronary artery diseases, including those with arterial calcium. The Company develops an orbital atherectomy technology for both peripheral and coronary commercial applications. Its peripheral artery disease (PAD) systems are catheter-based platforms capable of treating a range of plaque types in leg arteries both above and below the knee. Its products include Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Diamondback 360 Peripheral), the Stealth 360 OAS (Stealth 360), Diamondback 360 Peripheral, Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral, Diamondback 360 Low Profile Peripheral, Diamondback 360 1.50 Peripheral and Diamondback 360 2.00 Peripheral. The Company’s coronary arterial disease (CAD) product, Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS (Coronary OAS), is marketed as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries.
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