Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotech products specialist Techne
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Techne's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Minneapolis (1976)|
|Market Cap||$2.85 billion|
|Industry||Life sciences tools and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$272.64 million|
Chairman/CEO Thomas Oland (since 1985)
CFO Gregory Melsen (since 2004)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||23%|
|Cash/Debt||$194.86 million / $0|
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 274 members who have rated Techne believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Clint35 and All-Star FAOFool, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.
Earlier this month, Clint35 touched on Techne's attractive fundamentals: "Very impressive numbers. Great balance sheet. Pays a dividend. Still has a lot of room to grow."
Techne even boasts a whopping three-year average operating margin of 57.3%. That's much higher than that of listed rivals Abbott (20.3%), Beckman (11.4%), and Thermo Fisher (12%).
CAPS All-Star FAOFool elaborates on the Techne bull case:
Demographics ... just look at all those 'Doctor' shows on TV! We are definitely getting older as a society due to the population demographics and longer life span, but all these shows, and debate about health care, have everyone much more focused on health care. TECH is a great company to capitalize on both, given its product breadth and solid financials.
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