With over $1.5 Billion in the bank, you can buy up any competitor you see and whack them over the head with a stick.
..and a chance that a pseudo-competitor/ predator will use the cash on ISRG's balance sheet to buy ISRG. That was a common strategy in the eighties.I feel that it would be a very negative transaction. Having a lot of cash can be very dangerous.enjoy the journey,,,,,,
Actually it's closer to $1.6B and not only that, they are generating cash at an astounding rate. $193M last qtr.How long before they are generating $1B+ in cash per year? 2011? 2012?
All the while, "walking softly."I bet there are politicians resentful they do not re-invest that money into the stagnant economy.