HeartWare International (NASDAQ: HTWR) is one of 19 public companies in the “Medical Devices & Implants” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare HeartWare International to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for HeartWare International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HeartWare International 0 0 0 0 N/A
HeartWare International Competitors 130 742 1046 10 2.49

As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 37.87%. Given HeartWare International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HeartWare International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.3% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HeartWare International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HeartWare International N/A N/A -17.12
HeartWare International Competitors $1.67 billion $207.76 million 58.66

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.

Profitability

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 -15.84% -25.32% -10.14%
HeartWare International Competitors -100.14% -92.44% -29.75%

Summary

HeartWare International competitors beat HeartWare International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About HeartWare International

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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