Three Things To Like About Biosensors International

BiosensorsThere is a definite dearth of radical scientific companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. I can almost count the number of them on the fingers of one hand. Exactly why that is the case is a mystery, given the high standard of scientific education in our country.

And that, perhaps, is the first thing to like about Biosensors International (SGX: B20). It could provide investors who are looking for a bit of cutting-edge excitement a rare opportunity to pep up their investments. After all, there is a limit as to how many REITs and property developers that an investor can possibly pack into a balanced portfolio.

Biosensors International is engaged in the development of medical devices for cardiology procedures around the world. It is a pioneer in drug-eluting stents and catheter systems used in surgeries and intensive-care treatment.

The second thing to like about Biosensors International is its high Net Income Margin, which is the main contributor to its above-average Return on Equity (RoE).

Its Net Income Margin would suggest that the company is easily able to convert top-line sales into bottom-line profits at a high rate. Its RoE of 10.4% would also imply that investor are benefitting at a rate of $10.40 of profit for every $100 of equity invested in the business. That is higher than the market average.

Biosensors International could also provide a useful conduit to overseas markets, in particular China and Japan. The People’s Republic of China generates around a quarter of annual revenues, while Japan contributes about a fifth of total turnover.

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