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Wall Street is Dead Wrong: Why It's Time to Buy Illumina


Written by Ophir Gottlieb April 8th, 2016. The was originally published to

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Illumina just pre-announced a revenue miss for the upcoming quarter, taking estimates down from $596 million to $572 million on soft hardware sales in Europe. The stock has cratered today and Wall Street has done us all a great favor by over reacting.

The thematic trend in genomics is so wide spread and so large that it will soon span the entirety of several segments of biotechnology. What Illumina has done, beyond stock prices and financials, has, simply said, changed the world. Try this fact:

"In the 13 years since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project, [Illumina] pushed the cost and time of sequencing a full human genome from $3 billion and 10 years to $1,000 and mere hours."

Source: next BIG FUTURE

Read that again. $3 billion down to $1,000. 10 years, reduced to hours. We could make an argument that Illumina is the single best stock to own to gain exposure to the genomics and sequencing world of the biotechnology sector. The company's stated goal (emphasis added):

At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago.

Francis de Souza, the president, and soon to be CEO, was the one who reminded the world of the company's accomplishments in the cost and timing of sequencing a full human genome. Further, he went to say that Illumina machines now account for more than 90% of all DNA data produced.

Furthering our prior research on ILMN, we note that fully 93% of the stock is held by institutions. And why? Because they know what the main stream media has yet to catch up on. In wonderfully written piece by Luke Timmerman from Forbes, he writes:

"Just as Intel became the company that sparked so much of the computer revolution, Illumina has risen to prominence as a driver of the genomics revolution."

That's high praise, and better yet, it's true. While we can try to choose whther Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE), Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) or Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) will win the war to infectious disease, we can more easily just select the company that will power all fo them.

In an article written by Trey Thoelcke we get this: "The driving thematic force behind Illumina is that it is the leader in genetic sequencing and array-based solutions and the company is leading in the race toward genetic analysis for personalized medicine."

You can mine for gold hoping to be one of the lucky few to win the gold rush lottery, or you can sell pickaxes and shovels to the gold miners and guarantee you’ve won the lottery several times over.

This is exactly what Illumina does. While many biotech companies have made incredible breakthroughs to bring drugs to market, with Illumina we skip the ever so treacherous territory of picking a genomics winner, but rather just pick genomics itself as the winner.

Check out this all-time revenue chart rolled up into trailing-twelve-month (TTM) periods.

That's actually a real chart, not some made up fantasy of expectations. The green bar represents an all-time high. The company has generated over $2.2 billion in revenue in the last year and has realized 19% growth year-over-year and an astonishing 56% over the last two-years.

For good measure, the company doesn't just produce revenue, it produces profits as well. Here's a history of the company's net income (TTM) (aka after tax profit).

That green bar again represents an all-time high which ILMN has fallen from. ILMN has grown net income by over 30% year-over-year.

Illumina has some incredible partnerships already in place and one initiative so big, that that Dr. Richard Klausner, formerly Illumina Chief Medical Officer and NCI Director, said this:

"The holy grail in oncology has been the search for biomarkers that could reliably signal the presence of cancer at an early stage."

The company has entered in FDA trails that span addressable markets with sizes nearing $100 billion - $200 billion. For the real guts behind this company's future, we invite you to the full CML Pro research dossier.

When the rest of the market focuses on a single quarter, it's an opportunity. We can choose to look ahead of the curve and realize, with proper insight, it's really a straight line. This is what institutional research reads like. There are tectonic shifts happening in technology, biotechnology and genomics and the winners are being decided today. But, to find the 'next Celgene' or even better, the 'next Apple,' we have to get ahead of the curve. This is what CML Pro does. Our research sits side-by-side with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the rest on professional terminals, but we are the anti-institution and break the information advantage the top .1% have.

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Thanks for reading, friends. The author bought Illumina shares as of today.

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