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Relatively High EPS Growth Detected in Shares of RTI Biologics in the Health Care Supplies Industry

Dec 27, 2010 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) — Below are the top 5 companies in the Health Care Supplies industry ranked by the year-over-year expected EPS growth rate. The long-term growth rate is the expected annual increase in operating EPS over the next three to five years.

RTI Biologics (RTIX) EPS is expected to grow 66.7% year-over-year, better than the company’s long-term growth rate of 16%. Based on the forward P/E of 25.9x its PEG ratio is 1.62, which signifies a premium valuation given for growth.

Synergetics USA (SURG) EPS is expected to grow 50% year-over-year, better than the company’s long-term growth rate of 20%. Based on the forward P/E of 13.1x its PEG ratio is 0.66, which signifies a discount in value relative to growth.

Cooper Cos (COO) EPS is expected to grow 37.7% year-over-year, better than the company’s long-term growth rate of 14%. Based on the forward P/E of 16.4x its PEG ratio is 1.17, which signifies a premium valuation given for growth.

Neogen (NEOG) EPS is expected to grow 29% year-over-year, better than the company’s long-term growth rate of 22.5%. Based on the forward P/E of 43.3x its PEG ratio is 1.92, which signifies a premium valuation given for growth.

Vascular Solutions (VASC) EPS is expected to grow 23% year-over-year, better than the company’s long-term growth rate of 17.5%. Based on the forward P/E of 31.7x its PEG ratio is 1.81, which signifies a premium valuation given for growth.

SmarTrend currently has shares of Synergetics USA in an Uptrend and issued the Uptrend alert on August 17, 2009 at $1.49. The stock has risen 177.2% since the Uptrend alert was issued.

Write to Chip Brian at cbrian@tradethetrend.com

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg has been an executive search consultant focused exclusively on orthopedic and spine start-ups since 2004. He has had a tremendous impact in helping his clients avoid costly hiring mistakes by his deep industry knowledge and network. In 2010, Josh co-founded Ortho Spine Companies, which is the parent company of Ortho Spine Distributors (OSD), Surg.io and Ortho Sales Partners (OSP). OSD a searchable database that helps ease the frustration of finding orthopedic distributors throughout the country. Surg.io is the ultimate distributor toolkit that offers distributors the tools necessary to build the foundation of a scalable and highly functioning sales organization. OSP is an end-to-end solution that helps companies approach the Global Market in a cost efficient way. Our team has hundreds of years of experience and can help you navigate the many challenges present in bringing new technologies to the market.

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