Signify Premium Insight: Vendor Financials Roundup – The Health of the Imaging Sector Q3 2021

Published: November 23, 2021

The third quarter of 2021 has been impacted less by the coronavirus pandemic than any of the previous six. This is evidenced in the financial results of the major medical imaging companies which shows that vendors are, by and large, progressing steadily along the recovery curve and in many instances showing growth for the trailing 12 months in the upper single digits and beyond.

One of the vendors that did, at first glance, appear to struggle, was GE Healthcare, which posted year on year growth for the quarter of -5%. However, this negative growth figure was, in part at least, a result of a tough comparable quarter, with last year’s $300m ventilator order for its Life Care Solutions business proving hard to match. This fall, however, was at least partially offset by increased volume in Imaging and Ultrasound. Despite this, the figure still stands in sharp contrast to those of its closest competitors, Siemens Healthineers and Philips, which posted growth figures of 12.7% and 10% in their respective Imaging and Diagnosis and Treatment businesses.

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