Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) and Nano-X Imaging (NASDAQ:NNOX) Critical Review

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Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) and Nano-X Imaging (NASDAQ:NNOX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Hologic and Nano-X Imaging, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hologic 0 4 9 0 2.69
Nano-X Imaging 0 1 2 0 2.67

Hologic currently has a consensus price target of $67.15, indicating a potential upside of 0.41%. Nano-X Imaging has a consensus price target of $67.50, indicating a potential upside of 80.29%. Given Nano-X Imaging’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nano-X Imaging is more favorable than Hologic.


This table compares Hologic and Nano-X Imaging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hologic 20.03% 31.40% 10.38%
Nano-X Imaging N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hologic and Nano-X Imaging’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hologic $3.37 billion 5.14 -$203.60 million $2.43 27.52
Nano-X Imaging N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Nano-X Imaging has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hologic.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.7% of Hologic shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Hologic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Hologic beats Nano-X Imaging on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hologic

Hologic, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. It operates in five segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, Medical Aesthetics, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. The company offers Aptima molecular diagnostic assays, target capture/nucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assay technologies, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, and rapid fetal fibronectin test products. It also provides breast imaging and analytics products, such as 2D and 3D mammography systems and reading workstations, minimally invasive breast biopsy guidance systems and devices, and breast biopsy and biopsy site markers, as well as localization, specimen radiology, ultrasound, and connectivity solutions. In addition, the company offers Selenia Dimensions and 3Dimensions gantries for performing 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View and Intelligent 2D software products; SecurView Workstations; computer aided detection systems; and stereotactic breast biopsy systems. Further, it provides SculpSure, PicoSure, and MonaLisa Touch aesthetic treatment systems; TempSure, a radio frequency energy sourced platform; and MedLite and other products, and system components for medical aesthetics. Additionally, the company offers NovaSure, an endometrial ablation system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; MyoSure surgical products for removal of fibroids, and uterine polyps and other pathology; and Horizon DXA System and Fluoroscan Insight FD skeletal health products. It sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

About Nano-X Imaging

Nano-X Imaging Ltd. engages in developing and producing X-ray source technology for the medical imaging industry in the United States. It develops novel digital X-ray source, a microelectromechanical system-based semiconductor cathode that achieves electron emission by a non-thermionic low-voltage trigger to nano-scale molybdenum cones. The company also develops a prototype of the Nanox.ARC, a medical imaging system incorporating its novel digital X-ray source; and Nanox.CLOUD, a companion cloud software designed to deliver medical screening as a service. Nano-X Imaging Ltd. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Neve Ilan, Israel.

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