Head-To-Head Review: Hansen Medical (HNSN) & Its Competitors

Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) is one of 77 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hansen Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Hansen Medical and its peers’ 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 -156.60% -23.44% -9.56%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hansen Medical and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hansen Medical Competitors 337 1914 3420 111 2.57

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 2.47%. Given Hansen Medical’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hansen Medical has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hansen Medical and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hansen Medical N/A N/A -0.13
Hansen Medical Competitors $2.04 billion $223.68 million -78.72

Hansen Medical’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hansen Medical. Hansen Medical is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.9% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Hansen Medical peers beat Hansen Medical on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Hansen Medical Company Profile

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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