Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Investopedia: Recent Financials May Not Be Entirely Fair To Hologic

I have no qualms with those who believe it is the responsibility of the management of public companies to communicate clearly and accurately with investors (and analysts) about the current state of the business and the likely near-term conditions. Likewise, I don't particularly object when the Street punishes those companies that come in short of expectations without having given suitable warning.

So I can understand some of the disappointment with Hologic (Nasdaq:HOLX) these days – the company arguably could have done a better job communicating (and adjusting expectations) in regards to the fall-off in 2D mammography, ThinPrep, and the Chinese business. At the same time, though, I see a lot of what's troubling Hologic as macro issues impacting the sector as a whole. As the company is continuing to execute reasonably well on costs and the Gen-Probe integration, today's share price may be something of an opportunity.

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