Contrasting Check Cap (CHEK) and Hologic (HOLX)
Check Cap (NASDAQ: CHEK) and Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
This is a summary of current ratings for Check Cap and Hologic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Check Cap and Hologic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Check Cap||N/A||N/A||-$9.77 million||($6.42)||-0.72|
|Hologic||$3.06 billion||3.49||$755.50 million||$2.03||19.03|
Hologic has higher revenue and earnings than Check Cap. Check Cap is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hologic, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Check Cap has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hologic has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
97.5% of Hologic shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Hologic shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Check Cap and Hologic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Hologic beats Check Cap on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Check Cap Company Profile
Check-Cap Ltd., a clinical stage medical diagnostics company, engages in the development of an ingestible imaging capsule that utilizes low-dose X-rays for screening of the colon to detect polyps, masses, and colorectal cancers. Its C-Scan system consists of C-Scan Cap, an X-ray scanning capsule, which is designed to measure, collect, and transmit structural information; C-Scan Track, a biocompatible unit that is designed to track the capsule and record imaging and positioning data; and C-Scan View, a personal computer-based software package, which is designed to retrieve and process clinical data from the C-Scan Track, and to reconstruct and produce 3D visualization of the colon's inner surface. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Isfiya, Israel.
Hologic Company Profile
Hologic, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on women’s health. The Company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. The diagnostics products include Aptima family of assays, ThinPrep system, the Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test and Procleix blood screening assays. It offers viral load assays for the quantitation of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1). The Breast Health products include breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital mammography systems, computer-aided detection (CAD) and breast biopsy guidance systems. The GYN Surgical products include NovaSure Endometrial Ablation System and MyoSure Hysteroscopic Tissue Removal System. The Skeletal Health segment offers Discovery and Horizon X-ray bone densitometers and mini C-arm imaging systems.
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