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SeekingAlpha  Sep 3  Comment 
By The Value Investor: Investors in OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) have nearly recovered the steep losses which the stock faced at the start of the year. The conglomerate consisting out of its security business, the healthcare operations and the...
TheStreet.com  Aug 26  Comment 
Story updated at 9:55 a.m. to reflect market activity. NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aBenchmark raised its price target for OSI Systems to $82 Tuesday, reiterating its "buy" rating for the stock. Shares of OSI Systems fell -0.8% to $67.08 in morning...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 25  Comment 
By SA Transcripts: OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call August 25, 2014 12:00 PM ET Executives Alan Edrick - Executive Vice President and CFO Deepak Chopra - President and CEO Victor Sze -...
TheStreet.com  Aug 25  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of OSI Systems Inc. are higher by 3.32% to $69.50 at the start of trading on Monday, after the company reported an increase in net income for the 2014 fourth quarter to $22.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share,...
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TheStreet.com  Jun 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of OSI Systems Inc. are higher by 5.13% to $66.97 in mid-morning trading on Monday after the company announced it was awarded a $102 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The company, which designs...
DailyFinance  Jun 23  Comment 
OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that its Security division, Rapiscan Systems, has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense valued at approximately $102 million to...




 
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OSI Systems, Inc. is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications. It sells its products in diversified markets, including homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace. The company has three operating divisions: Security, Healthcare, and Optoelectronics and Manufacturing.

Business Growth

Most of the company's customers are governments. With homeland security spending at all-time highs, OSIS has seen double-digit growth over the past few years, particularly in the company's security division.[1] The other divisions have also seen growth due to a broad-based global economic recovery from the recession.

Key Trends and Forces

Counter-Terrorism and Defense Spending

The threat of terrorism jumped to the forefront of American foreign policy and defense spending after September 11, 2001. Since that time, defense spending has increased nearly $200 billion in order to pursue wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also to secure the US borders and ensure the safety of air travel and international shipping.[2] OSI Systems' products are sold to governments and government contractors around the world to assist in the noninvasive X-ray screening of cargo, travelers, and vehicles. The company is highly exposed to the forces that govern government spending and any decreased allocations for port, air cargo, or other shipping security would pose a significant challenge to OSIS's continued success.[3]

Large Amounts of International Business Expose the Company to Political and Currency Risks

North America provides approximately 60% of all of the company's revenues.[4] The remaining 40% is distributed among Europe and Asia [4] Business is conducted in a variety of global currencies, and changes in currency values are a risk to revenue. The devaluation of the US dollar versus other currencies makes doing business in other countries more expensive in US dollars, but also made revenue abroad worth more in US dollars. Because OSIS makes the majority of its revenues from the US, a decrease in the value of the dollar raises revenues.


Competition

Since OSIS is a diversified technology firm, different divisions in the company face different competitors. In addition, the competitors do not offer very similar products, improving the competitive background of OSIS's industries.

References

  1. Marketwatch.com: OSI Systems Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results
  2. US Defense Spending and Budget: The Mismatch Between Spending and Resources, Heritage Foundation, 6/7/10
  3. When is a Spike in Terrorism Good News?, Motley Fool, 11/10/10
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikinvest SEC Files: OSIS 2010 10-K
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