Varex Imaging (NASDAQ: VREX) and Uni-Pixel (OTCMKTS:UNXLQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings for Varex Imaging and Uni-Pixel, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Varex Imaging 0 1 1 0 2.50
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00

Varex Imaging currently has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.71%. Uni-Pixel has a consensus target price of $0.42, indicating a potential upside of 20,900.00%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than Varex Imaging.

Risk and Volatility

Varex Imaging has a beta of 2.43, meaning that its share price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uni-Pixel has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.5% of Varex Imaging shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Varex Imaging shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Varex Imaging and Uni-Pixel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Varex Imaging 7.24% 16.90% 6.58%
Uni-Pixel N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Varex Imaging and Uni-Pixel’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Varex Imaging $698.10 million 2.07 $51.60 million $1.80 21.21
Uni-Pixel $4.10 million 0.04 -$29.43 million N/A N/A

Varex Imaging has higher revenue and earnings than Uni-Pixel.

Summary

Varex Imaging beats Uni-Pixel on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Varex Imaging Company Profile

Varex Imaging Corporation designs and manufactures X-ray imaging components. The company operates in two segments, Medical and Industrial. The Medical segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services X-ray imaging components comprising X-ray tubes, digital flat panel image detectors, high voltage connectors, image-processing software and workstations, computer-aided diagnostic software, collimators, automatic exposure control devices, generators, ionization chambers, and buckys. This segment's products are used in a range of applications, including radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging, mammography, computed tomography, radiation therapy, and computer-aided detection. The Industrial segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services Linatron X-ray accelerators, X-ray tubes, digital flat panel detectors, high voltage connectors, and image-processing software for use in security and industrial inspection applications, such as airport security screening at ports and borders, as well as nondestructive examination in various applications. Varex Imaging Corporation sells its products through imaging system original equipment manufacturers, independent service companies, and distributors, as well as directly to end-users. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Varex Imaging Corporation is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Uni-Pixel Company Profile

Uni-Pixel, Inc. develops and markets touch sensor films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The Company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor and hard coat resin for cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch and Diamond Guard brands. The Company is engaged in the optical design and manufacturing of microstructured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics and automotive industries. It makes transparent conductive films and flexible electronic films for high volume, roll to roll patterning of flexible thin-film conductor patterns. The Company sells the touch screen films under the brand XTouch, as sub-components of a fully assembled touch sensor module. The Company has developed a hard coat resin that can be applied using film, spray or inkjet coating methods.

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