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[at noodls] - HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that it will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 ... Read more on this. Morgan...
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NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until ...
DailyFinance  Feb 1  Comment 
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of purchasers of OSI Systems, Inc. (“OSI...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 28  Comment 
OSI Systems (OSIS) Q2 2014 Earnings Call January 28, 2014 12:00 pm ET Executives Alan I. Edrick - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President Deepak Chopra - Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive...
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DailyFinance  Jan 11  Comment 
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of a class (the “Class”) comprising all purchasers of...
DailyFinance  Jan 10  Comment 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/10/14 -- Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against OSI Systems, Inc. ("OSI Systems" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: OSIS) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District...




 
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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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