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

Depression Likely The Biggest Incremental Driver For Cyberonics

Watching Cyberonics (NASDAQ:CYBX) evolve over the years has been pretty compelling. I was part of a sell-side research team that covered the stock in the late 90s and early 00s and followed the company as it struggled to gain the acceptance of the FDA, physicians, and patients, not to mention overcome a particularly aggressive CEO. In more recent years, the company has settled into a solid growth trajectory driven by incremental market penetration and a very strong replacement cycle, while delivering impressive margins.

The question is what comes next. While I do believe the company's core addressable market in developed countries (epilepsy) remains significantly under-penetrated, I don't see that changing rapidly or dramatically. That puts even more significance...

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