Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical device company MAKO Surgical
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MAKO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (2004)|
|Market Cap||$1.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$58.4 million|
Chairman/CEO Maurice Ferre
CFO Fritz LaPorte
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(58.4%)|
|Cash/Debt||$59.7 million / $0|
Smith & Nephew
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 453 members who have rated MAKO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars TMFHelical and HealthcareGuy, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.
Earlier this summer , TMFHelical succinctly summed up the MAKO bull case: "Lots of long term promise here. Early stage innovative medical device maker that should see lots of market growth."
Over the next five years, in fact, MAKO is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's much faster than listed rivals Smith & Nephew (10%), Stryker (11%), and Zimmer (10%).
CAPS member HealthcareGuy elaborates on the bull case:
Hip replacement is a $6B market, where traditional procedures lack the precision of MAKOplasty, and as a result do not last as long and have inferior users experiences. ... MAKO in my estimation is still a multi bagger from here and will most likely not remain public too much longer, as large cap med tech companies have a much larger appetite for M&A than their more talked about big pharma counterparts (who can always hedge themselves by doing sales partnerships instead).
...[F]undamentally I still view this stock as cheap, given the scarcity value of the product and market opportunity, and the fast approaching launch of the new Hip application.
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