Head-To-Head Review: HeartWare International (HTWR) and Its Competitors
HeartWare International (NASDAQ: HTWR) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HeartWare International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
54.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HeartWare International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HeartWare International Competitors||127||739||1041||10||2.49|
As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 42.86%. Given HeartWare International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HeartWare International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HeartWare International Competitors||$1.67 billion||$207.76 million||73.24|
HeartWare International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HeartWare International. HeartWare International 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.
This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HeartWare International Competitors||-100.14%||-92.44%||-29.75%|
HeartWare International competitors beat HeartWare International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
HeartWare International Company Profile
Heartware International, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The Company operates in the segment of design and manufacture of medical devices. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD System), which includes a ventricular assist device (VAD) or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, provides circulatory support for patients in the advanced stage of heart failure. The HVAD System is designed to be implanted adjacent to the heart, avoiding abdominal surgery. The HVAD System features the centrifugal pump designed to be implanted in the chest, directly adjacent to the heart. It develops MVAD System, a miniaturized device. The CircuLite Surgical System is designed to be implanted through a right, mini-thoracotomy procedure and does not require a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass.
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