Analyzing Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) & LDR (LDRH)

Cardiovascular Systems (NASDAQ: CSII) and LDR (NASDAQ:LDRH) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cardiovascular Systems and LDR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cardiovascular Systems $204.91 million 3.98 -$1.79 million ($0.06) -398.50
LDR N/A N/A N/A ($0.71) -52.08

LDR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cardiovascular Systems. Cardiovascular Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LDR, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Cardiovascular Systems and LDR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardiovascular Systems -0.93% 0.74% 0.47%
LDR -18.02% -16.37% -13.65%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Cardiovascular Systems and LDR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cardiovascular Systems 1 4 1 0 2.00
LDR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cardiovascular Systems presently has a consensus target price of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 31.74%. Given Cardiovascular Systems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cardiovascular Systems is more favorable than LDR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.9% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held 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.


Cardiovascular Systems beats LDR on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cardiovascular Systems Company Profile

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in treating patients suffering from peripheral and coronary artery diseases, including those with arterial calcium. The Company develops an orbital atherectomy technology for both peripheral and coronary commercial applications. Its peripheral artery disease (PAD) systems are catheter-based platforms capable of treating a range of plaque types in leg arteries both above and below the knee. Its products include Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Diamondback 360 Peripheral), the Stealth 360 OAS (Stealth 360), Diamondback 360 Peripheral, Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral, Diamondback 360 Low Profile Peripheral, Diamondback 360 1.50 Peripheral and Diamondback 360 2.00 Peripheral. The Company’s coronary arterial disease (CAD) product, Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS (Coronary OAS), is marketed as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries.

LDR Company Profile

LDR Holding Corporation is a medical device company. The Company focuses on designing and commercializing surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders. The Company’s primary products are based on its VerteBRIDGE fusion and Mobi non-fusion platforms, both of which are designed for applications in the cervical and lumbar spine. The Company’s VerteBRIDGE products are designed around its plating technology that enables surgeons to implant VerteBRIDGE devices with direct visualization of the disc and to affix the devices to the vertebrae from inside the spinal disc space. The Company’s Mobi non-fusion platform is underlined by Mobi-C, a cervical disc replacement device with a mobile bearing core that is designed to replicate the natural anatomical movement of the spine by facilitating independent bending and twisting similar to a healthy disc. The Company’s traditional fusion products include Easyspine, MC+, ROI, ROI-T, SpineTune and C-Plate.

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