Contrasting Hansen Medical (HNSN) and Natus Medical (BABY)

Hansen Medical (NASDAQ: HNSN) and Natus Medical (NASDAQ:BABY) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Hansen Medical and Natus Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hansen Medical 0 0 0 0 N/A
Natus Medical 1 1 1 0 2.00

Natus Medical has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.21%. Given Natus Medical’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Natus Medical is more favorable than Hansen Medical.

Risk and Volatility

Hansen Medical has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Natus Medical has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hansen Medical and Natus Medical’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hansen Medical N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natus Medical $445.49 million 3.10 $48.00 million ($0.09) -471.06

Natus Medical has higher revenue and earnings than Hansen Medical.

Profitability

This table compares Hansen Medical and Natus Medical’s 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%
Natus Medical -0.62% 12.06% 7.53%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.4% of Natus Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Natus Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Natus Medical beats Hansen Medical on 9 of the 9 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 Natus Medical

Natus Medical Incorporated is a provider of newborn care and neurology healthcare products and services used for the screening, diagnosis, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases and balance and mobility disorders. The Company’s product offerings include computerized neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatology, as well as newborn care products, such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, incubators to control the newborn’s environment, and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases for public health laboratories. The Company is organized into three strategic business units: Neurology, Newborn Care and Otometrics.

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