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Friday, November 17, 2006

Cramer Says DJ Orthopedics is a Good Crutch

Cramer was discussing the resurgence of knee braces on sports players. He noted that orthopedic companies are going after companies, which the journal also said this. He said linemen are wearing these even when they don't need to.

DJ Orthopedics (DJO) makes these and he has recommended this name before. He isn't talking about orthopedics in general, he is talking about bracing. the air brace followed by the knee brace will keep you out of knee surgery. He said DJO is a one-stop pure play on this and everyone wants to avoid surgery.

Cramer thinks this goes a lot higher. He thinks there is the potential for brand recognition and these could be mass sold now. They had to outsource from New Jersey to Mexico manufacturing, so earnings may rise and the estimates are all over. He thinks it will raise estimates all year. If you use $2.10 for 2007 earnings it is only 21 times 2007 earnings. He said the multiple is lower than BMET and others, but the growth rate is higher.

DJO closed down 0.6% at $44.43 in regular trading, but its shares rose over 3% after-hours to $45.89 after Cramer touted. The 52-week trading range for DJO is $26.69 to $44.84.

Jon C. Ogg
November 17, 2006
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