Fonar (NASDAQ:FONR) and GETINGE AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:GNGBY) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fonar and GETINGE AB/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fonar $81.52 million 1.65 $21.23 million N/A N/A
GETINGE AB/ADR $5.27 billion 0.46 $161.40 million N/A N/A

GETINGE AB/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Fonar.


This table compares Fonar and GETINGE AB/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fonar 23.56% 20.53% 17.86%
GETINGE AB/ADR 3.49% 4.75% 2.22%


GETINGE AB/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Fonar does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.4% of Fonar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of GETINGE AB/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Fonar shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fonar and GETINGE AB/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fonar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Fonar has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GETINGE AB/ADR has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Fonar beats GETINGE AB/ADR on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fonar

FONAR Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) company primarily in the Unites States. It is involved in the research, development, production, and marketing of medical scanning equipment, which uses principles of MRI for the detection and diagnosis of human diseases, abnormalities, other medical conditions, and injuries. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Servicing of Medical Equipment, and Management of Diagnostic Imaging Centers. It provides Upright MRI scanner that allows patients to be scanned in weight-bearing conditions, such as standing, sitting, bending, or lying down. The company markets its scanners to private diagnostic imaging centers and hospitals. It also provides non-medical management services, including development, administration, office space leasing, facilities, equipment, supplies, staffing, credentialing, accounting, billing and collection, assistance with compliance matters, and practice growth and marketing strategies development and implementation services, as well as engages in the training and supervision of non-medical personnel for diagnostic imaging facilities. The company also exports its products to the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Canada, England, Germany, and Puerto Rico. It owns and operates 4 diagnostic imaging facilities in Florida; and manages 26 MRI scanning facilities, including 19 facilities located in New York and 7 situated in Florida. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Melville, New York.


Getinge AB provides products and services for surgery, intensive-care, long-term care, infection control, and sterilization in Sweden and internationally. The company operates through Acute Care Therapies, Patient & Post-Acute Care, and Surgical Workflows segments. It offers infection control systems for hospitals under the Getinge and Maquet brands; equipment for complete surgical workplaces and expanded treatment options; equipment, consumables, and services for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments; and IT tracking systems. The company also provides a range of products for life support in acute health conditions, including equipment, intensive care units and catheterization labs, instruments and implants for cardiovascular surgery, anesthesia equipment, and ventilators under the Maquet brand name; and caregiver equipment in the areas, such as safe patient handling, prevention of venous thromboembolisms, medical beds, intensive care units, early mobility, hygiene systems, bariatric care, and pressure ulcer prevention under the ArjoHuntleigh brand name. In addition, it offers solutions for contamination prevention for the life science sector comprising cleaning, sterilization, isolation, and containment technologies that meet process needs; and positioning solutions, mattress systems, medical beds, hygiene systems, and compression therapies to address preventable injuries, such as pressure ulcers under the ArjoHuntleigh brand name. The company offers its products through a network of proprietary sales companies, as well as through agents and distributors. Getinge AB has a strategic partnership with Verb Surgical Inc. to develop digital surgery solutions. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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