Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Utah Medical Has Appealing Quality, But Needs Growth

I love sifting through micro-caps in the hunt for under-followed companies that have a lot to offer to patient investors. Unfortunately, I think I'm late to the party with Utah Medical (NASDAQ:UTMD) as although this company is not followed by the sell-side, the shares are up more than 50% over the past year and nearly 100% over the past two years.

Utah Medical has a long history of excellent margins and free cash flow generation (better, even, that established giants like Bard (NYSE:BCR) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT)), but not a lot in the way of revenue growth. While an acquisition a little while ago gave the company a great growth product, it looks like management...

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