Head to Head Contrast: LeMaitre Vascular (LMAT) & Hansen Medical (NASDAQ:HNSN)

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

Dividends

LeMaitre Vascular pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Hansen Medical does not pay a dividend. LeMaitre Vascular pays out 32.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares LeMaitre Vascular and Hansen Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LeMaitre Vascular 17.03% 16.93% 14.74%
Hansen Medical -317.95% N/A -96.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LeMaitre Vascular and Hansen Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LeMaitre Vascular $100.87 million 6.85 $17.17 million $0.85 42.16
Hansen Medical N/A N/A N/A ($31.62) -0.13

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for LeMaitre Vascular and Hansen Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LeMaitre Vascular 0 4 1 0 2.20
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A

LeMaitre Vascular currently has a consensus price target of $32.50, suggesting a potential downside of 9.32%. Given LeMaitre Vascular’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LeMaitre Vascular is more favorable than Hansen Medical.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.8% of LeMaitre Vascular shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.7% of LeMaitre Vascular shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

LeMaitre Vascular beats Hansen Medical on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LeMaitre Vascular

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. is a provider of medical devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. The Company develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and implants used primarily in the field of vascular surgery. It is engaged in the design, marketing, sales and technical support of medical devices and implants for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease industry segment. The Company’s product lines include valvulotomes, balloon catheters, carotid shunts, biologic vascular patches, radiopaque marking tape, anastomotic clips, remote endarterectomy devices, laparoscopic cholecystectomy devices, prosthetic vascular grafts, biologic vascular grafts and powered phlebectomy devices. Its portfolio of peripheral vascular devices consists of brand name products that are used in arteries and veins outside of the heart, including the Expandable LeMaitre Valvulotome, the Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunt, VascuTape Radiopaque Tape and the XenoSure biologic patch.

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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