Comparing Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) & Exactech (EXAC)

Exactech (NASDAQ: EXAC) and Cardiovascular Systems (NASDAQ:CSII) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exactech 0.18% 7.22% 5.84%
Cardiovascular Systems -0.93% 0.74% 0.47%

Risk and Volatility

Exactech has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardiovascular Systems has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Exactech and Cardiovascular Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exactech 0 3 0 0 2.00
Cardiovascular Systems 1 4 1 0 2.00

Exactech currently has a consensus price target of $49.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.35%. Cardiovascular Systems has a consensus price target of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 31.74%. Given Cardiovascular Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cardiovascular Systems is more favorable than Exactech.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Exactech $257.57 million 2.84 $160,000.00 $0.01 5,070.00
Cardiovascular Systems $204.91 million 3.98 -$1.79 million ($0.06) -398.50

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.3% of Exactech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.3% of Exactech shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Exactech beats Cardiovascular Systems on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Exactech

Exactech, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, distributes and sells orthopedic implant devices, related surgical instrumentation and biologic services to hospitals and physicians. The Company’s segments include knee, hip, biologics and spine, extremity and other products. Its other products segment includes miscellaneous sales categories, such as bone cement, instrument rental fees, shipping charges and other product lines. The Company distributes joint replacement systems, including knee, hip, spine and extremity implant systems, and biologic products and services and bone cement materials used in orthopedic surgery and dental procedures. The Exactech Knee System provides solutions for partial, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. Its hip solutions address the continuum of hip arthroplasty. It manufactures and distributes various products and services designed for the healing and regeneration of bone and soft tissue, including products, which contain human allograft.

About Cardiovascular Systems

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.

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