Contrasting SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR (SONVY) and Fonar (FONR)

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

Profitability

This table compares SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and Fonar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Fonar 22.55% 18.40% 16.18%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Fonar shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Fonar shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and Fonar, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Fonar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Fonar does not pay a dividend. SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and Fonar’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR $2.73 billion 4.51 $412.45 million $1.31 28.74
Fonar $81.52 million 1.75 $21.23 million N/A N/A

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Fonar.

Volatility & Risk

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fonar has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fonar beats SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR

Sonova Holding AG designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes hearing systems for adults and children with hearing impairment. It offers hearing instruments, cochlear implants, wireless communication products, and rechargeable hearing aids, as well as professional audiological care services. The company provides hearing instruments under the Phonak, Unitron, and Hansaton brand names; cochlear implants under the Advanced Bionics brand; and professional hearing care services under the AudioNova, Audium, AuditionSanté, Boots Hearingcare, Connect Hearing, Fiebing, Geers, Hansaton, Lapperre, Lindacher, Schoonenberg, Triton, and Vitakustik brands. Sonova Holding operates through sales channels, including independent healthcare professionals, government agencies, clinics, and retail network, as well as through Sonova-owned wholesale companies and independent distributors. It operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company was formerly known as Phonak Holding AG and changed its name to Sonova Holding AG in August 2007. Sonova Holding AG was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland.

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.

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