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

Rofin-Sinar Looking To A Cyclical Recovery And Fiber Share Gains

About a month and a half ago, I wrote that IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) was a good name to know in lasers for its growth potential tied to the expansion of the fiber laser market (where it has at least two-thirds market share). Circling back, it's also worth exploring the potential of the 800lb gorilla in the overall industrial laser space - Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI).

Rofin-Sinar is the leading company in market share terms in a market that I'd characterize as "cyclical growth" - there are certainly ups and downs from year to year, but the overall laser market continues to outgrow overall industrial spending on a multi-year basis. With a strong IP position and industry reputation,...

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