MAKO Provides a Sneak Peek

With the JPMorgan health care conference in progress, a number of the presenting companies have released new information to investors, including MAKO Surgical (UNKNOWN: MAKO.DL  ) . In the press release, the company gave us a few select pieces of information from its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report, and the results once again seem mixed. In this video segment, Motley Fool health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn takes us through the key takeaways from this report and what he'll be watching for during the company's presentation.

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  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2013, at 10:57 AM, henjo wrote:

    You're kidding, right?? Mako has no competition from ISRG. They are in different areas of robotics. If you have no more knowledge of your subject,

    than this, you probably shouldn't comment.

  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2013, at 11:59 AM, buddylee59 wrote:

    Brenton,

    Fewer commercials; better analysis.

    You guys should think about that.

    BL

  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2013, at 12:17 PM, PrivInvest wrote:

    Just clarify this for me, because I confess to be a total ignorant on the subject, does MAKO have a large base of installed systems around the area hit by hurricane Sandy? Or why would you think Hurricane Sandy as a good excuse not to reach the number of procedures expected on the quarter?

  • Report this Comment On January 08, 2013, at 12:37 PM, PrivInvest wrote:

    MAKO's numbers weren't mind blowing but, in my opinion, they do not warrant further downside of the stock. The fall started before MAKO released their last quarter numbers and then the price picked up a bit after. I believe the fall is more related to the ISRG and medical devices view portrayed by known famous shortseller analyst.

    JMHO.

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2013, at 8:06 AM, TMFNoonan wrote:

    henjo - Very poor wording on our part, sorry for the mistake.

    PrivInvest - Given the population density in NYC/NJ area there are a lot of systems in that area. Might be a decent near term excuse, but obviously time will tell whether there are some bigger underlying issues with utilization. That being said, I tend to agree that the bearish sentiment is getting pretty extreme, and it's likely some ties are being made to the Citron bear thesis on ISRG.

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