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Edwards Lifesciences GF Value Rank

: 6 (As of Today)
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Edwards Lifesciences has the GF Value Rank of 6.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Devices subindustry, Edwards Lifesciences's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Edwards Lifesciences GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Medical Devices & Instruments industry and Healthcare sector, Edwards Lifesciences's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Edwards Lifesciences's GF Value Rank falls into.



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Edwards Lifesciences Business Description

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Address
One Edwards Way, Irvine, CA, USA, 92614
Spun off from Baxter International in 2000, Edwards Lifesciences designs, manufactures, and markets a range of medical devices and equipment for advanced stages of structural heart disease. Its key products include surgical tissue heart valves, transcatheter valve technologies, surgical clips, catheters, and monitoring systems used to measure a patient's heart function during surgery. The firm derives about 55% of its total sales from outside the U.S.
Executives
Laviolette Paul A director ONE BOSTON PLACE 201 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 3900 BOSTON MA 02108
Sequeira Ramona director ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Chopra Daveen officer: CVP, Surgical Structural Heart C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92618
Lemercier Jean-luc M officer: CVP, EMEA, Canada, Latin Amer C/O ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Ullem Scott B. officer: CVP, CFO C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Bobo Donald E Jr officer: CVP,Strategy/Corp Development C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Szyman Catherine M. officer: CVP, Critical Care C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Sellers Robert W.a. officer: VP, Corp. Controller (Principa ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Stone Heisz Leslie director C/O PUBLIC STORAGE 701 WESTERN AVENUE GLENDALE CA 91201
Loranger Steven R director XYLEM. INC. 1133 WESTCHESTER AVENUE WHITE PLAINS NY 10604
Zovighian Bernard J officer: CVP, Surgical Heart Valves C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Marsh Martha H. director 9769 WEXFORD CIRCLE GRANITE BAY CA 95746
Gallahue Kieran director PO BOX 684369 PARK CITY UT 84068
Valeriani Nicholas J director C/O EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614
Mccauley Christine Z officer: CVP, Human Resources ONE EDWARDS WAY IRVINE CA 92614

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