On the heels of Intuitive Surgical's (NASDAQ:ISRG) recent warning about weak capital spending in the U.S., MAKO Surgical (UNKNOWN:UNKNOWN) investors are worried that their up-and-coming company may not be able to meet its already conservative guidance when it reports earnings later this month.
After all, weak system sales in the U.S. were the very reason MAKO twice missed earnings expectations last year, and why shares of MAKO currently trade hands around 70% below their 2012 highs.
But there are a number of reasons Intuitive's pre-announcement hardly guarantees a bad quarter this time around for MAKO, says Fool contributor Steve Symington in the following interview with the Fool's Alison Southwick.
What do you think? Please watch the video to get Steve's full take, and then chime in using the comments section below to tell us whether you think MAKO investors should be concerned.
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