Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) and Dextera Surgical (NASDAQ:DXTR) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
4.5% of Dextera Surgical shares are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Dextera Surgical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hansen Medical and Dextera Surgical, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dextera Surgical has a consensus target price of $0.75, suggesting a potential upside of 3,051.26%.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Hansen Medical and Dextera Surgical’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dextera Surgical||$3.42 million||0.34||-$17.22 million||($1.77)||-0.01|
Hansen Medical has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dextera Surgical. Dextera Surgical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hansen Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Hansen Medical and Dextera Surgical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Dextera Surgical beats Hansen Medical on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Dextera Surgical
Dextera Surgical Inc., formerly Cardica, Inc., designs and manufactures stapling devices that enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Company is engaged in commercializing and developing its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler based on its staple-on-a-strip technology for use by thoracic, pediatric, bariatric, colorectal and general surgeons. Its MicroCutter 5/80 is a commercially available cartridge-based microcutter device with approximately five millimeter shaft diameter, over 80 degrees of articulation, and an approximately 30 millimeter staple line cleared for specified indications for use in the United States, and in the European Union (EU) for a range of indications for use. It designs, manufactures and markets automated anastomotic systems used by surgeons to perform anastomoses during on- or off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedures and these products include the C-Port xA system, the C-Port Flex A system and the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System.
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