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

Profitability

This table compares HeartWare International and its peers’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HeartWare International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 47.58

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.4% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Devices & Implants” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for HeartWare International and its peers, as provided 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 126 739 1041 10 2.49

As a group, “Medical Devices & Implants” companies have a potential upside of 42.34%. Given HeartWare International’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HeartWare International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

HeartWare International peers 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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