Contrasting Hansen Medical (HNSN) and The Competition

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 businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 -316.68% -23.94% -10.20%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hansen Medical and its competitors 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 -99.96

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hansen Medical Competitors 328 1967 3476 111 2.57

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 3.69%. Given Hansen Medical’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hansen Medical has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Hansen Medical competitors 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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