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MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- Epistem Holdings Plc (LSE:EHP), Manchester, UK, the biotechnology and personalized medicine company, today announced the successful installation of the Bruker Xtreme Imaging System within...
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Bruker Corporation (BRKR) Q4 2013 Results Earnings Conference Call February 18, 2014 4:45 PM ET Executives Joshua Young - Investor Relations Frank Laukien - President and CEO Charlie Wagner - Executive Vice President and CFO ...
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DailyFinance  Jan 13  Comment 
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) announced the election of Dr. Gilles Martin to its Board of Directors, effective as of today. Dr. Gilles Martin joins Bruker's Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire) Dr. Martin is Chairman and...
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DailyFinance  Jan 7  Comment 
Bruker Elemental introduces the 2nd generation of its S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzer platform. Based on extensive customer feedback, the new S1 TITAN enhancements include a weatherproof IP54-rated housing and optional...
DailyFinance  Dec 16  Comment 
Today at the 2013 American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) introduced the Opterra Multipoint Scanning Confocal Microscope, which sets a new standard for integration of confocal imaging with...
DailyFinance  Dec 11  Comment 
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the successful installation of an Ascend™ Aeon 900 magnet, the world’s first compact, single-story NMR magnet with active refrigeration at the University of California, San...
DailyFinance  Dec 10  Comment 
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has launched the ContourSPlarge panel metrology system, which more than doubles the measurement throughput of the high-density interconnect (HDI) substrates in...




 
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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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