Comparing CareFusion (CFN) & Its Competitors

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is one of 81 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare CareFusion to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CareFusion and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CareFusion 0 0 0 0 N/A
CareFusion Competitors 231 1307 2783 100 2.62

As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 4.87%. Given CareFusion’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CareFusion has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares CareFusion and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CareFusion 16.18% 12.80% 7.62%
CareFusion Competitors -426.08% -25.93% -11.35%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CareFusion N/A N/A 25.51
CareFusion Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 232.26

CareFusion’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CareFusion. CareFusion 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 & Institutional Ownership

65.5% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CareFusion peers beat CareFusion on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About CareFusion

CareFusion Corporation is a global medical technology company. The Company operates in two business segments: Medical Systems and Procedural Solutions. The Company’s primary product brands include: Alaris intravenous (IV) infusion systems; Pyxis and Rowa automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; AVEA, Vela and LTV Series respiratory ventilators; ChloraPrep skin antiseptic products; MaxGuard, MaxPlus, MaxZero, SmartSite and Texium needle-free IV infusion valves, administration sets and accessories; V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer open surgical and laparoscopic instrumentation; PleurX, Achieve and Temno interventional specialty products; AirLife disposable ventilator circuits and oxygen masks used for providing respiratory therapy; Vital Signs single-use consumables for respiratory care and anesthesiology; Jaeger and SensorMedics cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment, and MedMined data mining surveillance software and analytics.

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