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Critical Survey: RadNet (NASDAQ: RDNT) and American Shared Hospital Services (NYSE: AMS)

American Shared Hospital Services (New York Stock Exchange: AMSGet a rating) and RadNet (NASDAQ:RDNTGet a rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations for US Hospital Shared Services and RadNet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
American Shared Hospital Services 0 0 0 0 N / A
RadNet 0 1 2 0 2.67

RadNet has a consensus price target of $39.50, suggesting a potential upside of 90.00%. Given RadNet’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe that RadNet is more favorable than US hospital shared services.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares American Shared Hospital Services and RadNet’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
American Shared Hospital Services $17.63 million 0.79 $190,000.00 $0.08 28.75
RadNet $1.32 billion 0.89 $24.73 million $0.33 63.00

RadNet has higher revenues and profits than US hospital shared services. American Shared Hospital Services trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RadNet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and risk

American Shared Hospital Services has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RadNet has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its stock price stock is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and insider ownership

13.3% of American Shared Hospital Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of RadNet shares are held by institutional investors. 34.3% of American Shared Hospital Services stock is held by company insiders. By comparison, 5.8% of RadNet’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of American Shared Hospital Services and RadNet.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
American Shared Hospital Services 2.40% 3.69% 2.00%
RadNet 1.36% 6.82% 1.16%


RadNet beats American Shared Hospital Services on 10 of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Shared Hospital Services Company Profile (Get a rating)

American Shared Hospital Services rents radiosurgery and radiation therapy equipment to health care providers. The company offers radiosurgery equipment for stereotactic Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a non-invasive procedure to treat malignant and benign brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations, as well as trigeminal neuralgia. It also provides financing services for Leksell Gamma Knife units. In addition, the company offers proton beam radiation therapy services in Orlando, Florida and Long Beach, California, as well as planning, installation, reimbursement and marketing support services to its customers. As of December 31, 2021, it had 115 Gamma Knife units in operation located in the United States, as well as two in South America in Lima, Peru and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The company also operates a PBRT system. American Shared Hospital Services was founded in 1980 and is based in San Francisco, California.

RadNet Company Profile (Get a rating)

RadNet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States. Its services include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, diagnostic radiology, fluoroscopy and other related procedures, as well as medical services. multimodality imaging. The company also develops and sells computerized systems for the diagnostic imaging industry, including image archiving communication systems and related services; and develops and deploys AI suites to improve radiological image interpretation in the field of mammography, as well as AI solutions for lung and prostate cancer. As of December 31, 2021, it owned and operated 347 centers in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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