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TheStreet.com  Nov 12  Comment 
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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 19  Comment 
After closing Thursday at $20.15, Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 5.26% return in just 92 days, which is an annualized return of 20.88% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Dec. '14...
DailyFinance  Sep 17  Comment 
At the 2014 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC, www.wmis.org), Bruker today introducesnew products for improved performance and customer experience in preclinical imaging, and announces related achievements: SkyScan™...
newratings.com  Aug 13  Comment 
Ad hoc: Analytik Jena AG Will Acquire ICP-MS Business from Bruker Analytik Jena AG / Keyword(s): Acquisition / Ad hoc: Analytik Jena AG Will Acquire ICP-MS Business from Bruker . Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG. Processed and...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 7  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) that includes 8.99% downside protection. Sell one contract of the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 7  Comment 
Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) Q2 2014 Earnings Call August 06, 2014 4:45 pm ET Executives Joshua S. Young - Vice President of Investor Relations Frank H. Laukien - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Charles F. Wagner - Chief...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 6  Comment 
Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 6.74% return in just 136 days. A covered call on Bruker BioSciences at the $22.50 level expiring on Dec. '14 offers an assigned return rate of 6.74% or 18.08% annualized....
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 17  Comment 
After closing Wednesday at $23.07, Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 4.07% return in just 65 days, which is an annualized return of 22.86% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Sep. '14...
TheStreet.com  Jul 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES AIMCO was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Valuation call with a 12-month price target of $36, UBS said. Bruker was downgraded at ISI Group to neutral from buy. Valuation call, based on a 12-month...




 
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Bruker Bioscience manufactures scientific instruments for companies in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, as well as in materials and chemical analysis. It develops products that utilize magnetic resonance technologies, mass spectrometry technologies, gas chromatography technologies, X-ray technologies, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology technology and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. They also manufacture superconducting materials and devices. Bruker Bioscience is a global company, but primarily sells it products in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Due to the capital intense nature of its products customers may defer spending in tough economic years or to the last part of the year, leading to seasonality and unpredictable revenues.[1]

Business Growth

For 2010 the company reported revenue of $1,304.9 million, up 17.1% as compared to 2009. This increase was due to revenues attributable to recent acquisitions, increases in sales of its core technologies, particularly in magnetic resonance, X-ray and mass spectrometry, and an increase in demand for its low temperature superconducting wire.[1]

Trends and Forces

Bruker's revenues can fluctuate according to capital spending patterns of customers

Bruker's customers often stock up on lab consumables and equipment at the end of the year, when funding is abundant (for example, NIH funding is distributed to labs towards the end of the calendar year). They may also defer the purchase of capital intensive equipment in slow years such as the 2008 financial crisis. Bruker's revenues thus fluctuate throughout the year and are strongest in the last quarter of the calendar year. NIH funding is not completely stable, either - economic pressures may result in a stagnation of NIH funding, which has been growing at 2-3% in the past few years, but is not expected to increase in the near future. Bruker's customers from academic and government research labs are directly affected by the limitations of NIH grant funding; a lack of funding results in fewer laboratory product and equipment purchases and adversely affects Bruker's sales revenues.[1]

Competition

Bruker competes with many companies that have signifcantly more financial, technical, and marketing capabilities. To be successful it must create products that can compete based on technolgy, speed to market, and cost. Some of its toughest competitors include[1]:



References

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