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

A Focus On Margins And Clinical Opportunities Could Transform Bruker

Due in no small part to the willingness of large life sciences companies to grow by acquisition, there are not all that many small-to-mid cap companies with solid technologies, products, or market shares. Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) is definitely one of the outliers, as the company has established a significant presence in areas like nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular spectroscopy, and advanced X-ray technologies.

Bruker has historically been more focused on product development and revenue growth than profitability, but that has started to change. The company has also started to alter its end-market focus, with clinical microbiology emerging as a very worthwhile opportunity. Bruker certainly has to prove that it can execute, and competing with companies like Agilent (NYSE:A), ...

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