Critical Survey: Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ:NVCN) versus Its Competitors

Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) is one of 78 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Neovasc Inc (US) to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Neovasc Inc (US) and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Neovasc Inc (US) 0 0 3 0 3.00
Neovasc Inc (US) Competitors 327 1949 3445 111 2.57

Neovasc Inc (US) presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 742.85%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 4.44%. Given Neovasc Inc (US)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Neovasc Inc (US) is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Neovasc Inc (US) has a beta of -0.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neovasc Inc (US)’s competitors have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.0% of Neovasc Inc (US) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Neovasc Inc (US) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Neovasc Inc (US) $9.51 million -$86.49 million 2.22
Neovasc Inc (US) Competitors $2.14 billion $234.27 million -96.36

Neovasc Inc (US)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Neovasc Inc (US). Neovasc Inc (US) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Neovasc Inc (US) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Neovasc Inc (US) 268.35% -85.81% 23.39%
Neovasc Inc (US) Competitors -154.31% -19.90% -8.56%


Neovasc Inc (US) competitors beat Neovasc Inc (US) on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Neovasc Inc (US)

Neovasc Inc. (Neovasc) is a specialty medical device company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets products for the cardiovascular marketplace. The Company’s segment is the development, manufacture and marketing of medical devices. Its products include the Tiara technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, the Neovasc Reducer for the treatment of refractory angina, and tissue products. The Tiara is in preclinical/early clinical stage development to provide a minimally invasive transcatheter device for patients experiencing mitral regurgitation (MR) as a result of mitral heart valve disease. The Reducer is an hourglass-shaped, balloon-expandable, stainless steel, bare metal device, which is implanted in the coronary sinus, creating a restriction in venous outflow from the myocardium (the muscular layer of the heart wall). Neovasc produces Peripatch, a biological tissue product that is manufactured from pericardium.

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