The Best of 2012 #8: TearLab

It's the end of 2012, and that means it's time to take a look back at the year in retrospect. We'll be reading through the naughty and nice list (we've already checked it twice), and counting down the 25 best-performing stocks, and the 25 worst-performing stocks, in the health-care sector this year.

In this segment, Motley Fool health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso take a look at #8 on the nice list, Tearlab (NASDAQ: TEAR  ) , and how this company left investors with more than a little something extra in their stockings this year.

While looking at 2012 performance is useful, the best investing approach is to choose great companies and stick with them for the long term. In our free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich," we name stocks that could help you build long-term wealth and retire well, along with some winning wealth-building strategies that every investor should be aware of. Click here now to keep reading.


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  • Report this Comment On December 14, 2012, at 4:24 AM, DriverMM wrote:

    According to the CEO, Elias Vamvakas they expect to be cash flow positive by end of 2013 and they have $18mil in cash & their burn rate will get less and less as the revenues rise in the coming quarters.

    At a burn rate of $2.5mil they can last almost two years with this cash even if they do not sell any devices, but as you can see they are selling really well and growing rapidly.

    I highly doubt that they will raise further capital, as the CEO said they are good for cash and there is no need to raise capital when he got asked by an analyst on Piper & Jaffray investor conference.

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