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

Bio-Rad Built For Consistency, Not Short-Term Out-Performance

Within the life sciences and clinical diagnostics worlds, Bio-Rad (NYSE:BIO) is an odd duck. More like Techne (NASDAQ:TECH) than Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD), or even Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO), Bio-Rad isn't looking to redefine its markets or change the game. Instead, this is a company that lets others be the first-movers and focuses on leveraging its large global distribution system and driving consistent, dependable financial results.

That's all well and good when the stock is priced that way. Unfortunately, Bio-Rad is often picked as an undervalued "hidden gem" in the life sciences/diagnostics space on the basis of its EV/EBITDA or EV/rev ratio, but without the acknowledgment of the differences in the...

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
IDEA GENERATORXExclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day
INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARYXExclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas
SECTOR EXPERT NETWORKXExclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation
PERFORMANCE TRACKINGXTrack performance of all PRO stock ideas
PROFESSIONAL TOOLSXProfessional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more
PRO Top long ideas returned 21.7% in 2016**
"As a PRO member, we get uniquely valuable perspective that go beyond our quantiative analysis... We rely on PRO to get beyond the numbers quickly and add much needed perspective. It keeps me ahead of the next big thing. - Mark Choate, Malaga Cove Capital"
Mark Choate, Malaga Cove Capital
"Contributors (writers and commentators), often have a long history in the secuirities they opine on and some are clearly well positioned industry participants with detailed industry views that can help provide color on where the skeletons are buried in a particular secuirity and/or industry."
Jim Roumell, Roumell Asset Management
You may cancel at any time for any reason, and receive a prompt refund for membership on months paid and not used (max. 6 months). Details