Head to Head Comparison: Liquidia Technologies (LQDA) and Cardiovascular Systems (CSII)

Liquidia Technologies (NASDAQ:LQDA) and Cardiovascular Systems (NASDAQ:CSII) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Liquidia Technologies and Cardiovascular Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liquidia Technologies 0 0 4 0 3.00
Cardiovascular Systems 0 1 4 0 2.80

Liquidia Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $36.50, indicating a potential upside of 159.97%. Cardiovascular Systems has a consensus target price of $41.67, indicating a potential upside of 44.58%. Given Liquidia Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liquidia Technologies is more favorable than Cardiovascular Systems.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liquidia Technologies and Cardiovascular Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liquidia Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cardiovascular Systems $217.04 million 4.61 $1.71 million $0.05 576.40

Cardiovascular Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Liquidia Technologies.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liquidia Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Cardiovascular Systems 0.36% 0.62% 0.41%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

43.6% of Liquidia Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.9% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Cardiovascular Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Cardiovascular Systems beats Liquidia Technologies on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liquidia Technologies

Liquidia Technologies, Inc. is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of human therapeutics using its proprietary PRINT technology to transform the lives of patients. PRINT technology is a particle engineering platform that enables precise production of uniform drug particles designed to improve the safety, efficacy and performance of a wide range of therapies. The two product candidates from its pipeline: LIQ861 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and LIQ865 for the treatment of local post-operative pain. The collaborates with leading pharmaceutical companies to apply its PRINT technology across a wide range of therapeutic areas, molecule types and routes of administration. Liquidia Technologies was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

About Cardiovascular Systems

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., a medical device company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes various devices to treat vascular and coronary diseases in the United States. The company offers peripheral arterial disease products, including Diamondback 360 Peripheral, Predator 360, Stealth 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS), Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral OAS, Diamondback 360 Low Profile Peripheral, Diamondback 360 1.50 Peripheral, Diamondback 360 2.00 Peripheral, Diamondback 360 200cm Peripheral, and Diamondback 360 180cm Peripheral, which are catheter-based platforms for treating a range of plaque types in leg arteries above and below the knee, including calcified plaque, as well as address various limitations associated with surgical, catheter, and pharmacological treatment alternatives. It also provides Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS, an atherectomy device for the treatment of calcified coronary arteries. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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