LCA-Vision, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCAV)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company is a provider of fixed-site laser vision correction services at our LasikPlus vision centers.

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Member Avatar bIlluminati (30.48) Submitted: 2/20/2013 10:30:35 AM : Underperform Start Price: $2.90 LCAV Score: -50.23

Losing money - no end in sight.

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Member Avatar Robear1020 (< 20) Submitted: 3/27/2012 5:07:25 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.51 LCAV Score: -63.21

I am hearing more and more success stories from senior citizens. When your grandfather ends up having better vision than you do it really makes you think twice about it; could Lasik see a recovery? Perhaps it is time...

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Member Avatar srsmith98 (< 20) Submitted: 11/15/2011 9:57:42 AM : Underperform Start Price: $3.19 LCAV Score: -3.83

Odd management structure -- no CEO, but has two "Co-Principal Executive Officers" instead. That arrangement seems unstable, and to date, has not delivered good results.

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Member Avatar jtallenmd (99.55) Submitted: 8/4/2010 11:05:51 AM : Outperform Start Price: $5.23 LCAV Score: -80.83

Five star stock bouncing off a recent decline.

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Member Avatar franktejon (< 20) Submitted: 7/6/2010 9:10:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $5.52 LCAV Score: -101.98

strong buy

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Member Avatar xmmj (< 20) Submitted: 9/11/2009 12:54:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.45 LCAV Score: -114.39

As has been pointed out by hudaman, with an improvement in the economy, pent up demand will eventually turn into purchases of this elective, but highly popular, corrective surgery.

I was at the Portland (actually Tigard) office last year, and met a young man who had had the surgery a year earlier, and now was driving for his friend who was "under the knife" as we spoke. A year into it, he was practically ecstatic about the results, AND about LCAV.

But contrary to hudaman, given the current unemployment situation, I don't think that we will see a huge upsurge for some time. Perhaps it is oversold and we will see a strong pick up in the short term ( and $12 would be 4 x $3 if you got in then), but I think the move back to the 30s is gong to be a year or two off.

But as soon as this company goes back to a profit - watch out! So I think it is a good idea to keep an eye on it!

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Member Avatar OgreSanchez (< 20) Submitted: 6/1/2009 3:52:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.48 LCAV Score: -137.32

As the economy turns around, discretionary income will increase, and people will have the money to spend on luxuries like lasek surgery.

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Member Avatar tixlong (45.90) Submitted: 5/7/2009 3:17:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.40 LCAV Score: -157.41

tenmiles

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Member Avatar drod0886 (67.65) Submitted: 8/7/2008 1:20:59 PM : Underperform Start Price: $6.07 LCAV Score: +77.87

Will go down

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Member Avatar ztur2218 (< 20) Submitted: 5/25/2008 4:43:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $8.56 LCAV Score: -92.68

great price too much beaten down for suck kind of industry laser lasik stock

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Member Avatar woodman220 (< 20) Submitted: 4/24/2008 1:14:13 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.21 LCAV Score: -109.85

Great dividend. 7.87 PE. P/S .81. Operating margin 15%. ROE 32%. Beta 2.92. total debt to equity .06. Payout ratio 44%. Earnings estimate is negative but i believe lots of baby boomers will someday want lasik and the Competition does not seem stronger to me, nor the website look better. it will be important to see costs going down, while maintining R and D.

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Member Avatar movinonnon (43.43) Submitted: 4/5/2008 10:51:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.74 LCAV Score: -113.16

Highly profitable, growing, paying a fat dividend, and trading at a huge discount.

Of course, LCAV will suffer in the short term if consumers reduce spending, but a drop in profits is already priced in. In the long run, people will continue to get LASIK at increasing rates and for more types of eye problems, and LCAV will collect the cash.

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Member Avatar sundog616 (< 20) Submitted: 4/5/2008 5:49:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.74 LCAV Score: -113.16

I just had the LASIK procedure done this week, and my wife had it done last summer. The staff and screening people were knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. I've spent many days and hours learning about the procedure and the company. Yes, they had a downsizng recently and I also blame the overall economic situation of our country, combined with the typical instability of the coming Presidential election. I do see this stock remaining at this level for a while yet, so I'm getting in while the getting is good. Once the election is over, and the economy woes settledown, I see this as a big asset and would expect it to return to it's previous high within the next 18 - 24 months.. Medical that pays dividends is worth the risk in my opinion'

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Member Avatar SupaSage2 (< 20) Submitted: 3/24/2008 1:32:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.77 LCAV Score: -116.67

LASIK vision correction service provider that has been kicked to the curb on signs that business is slowing and visibility is diminishing. At this point, the baby has been thrown out with the bath water. As management gets more visibility on the company's business and as investors realize that LCAV is still a great way to play the increasing popularity of LASIK, the stock should recover.

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Member Avatar nhspy (58.47) Submitted: 3/13/2008 7:25:11 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.78 LCAV Score: -120.10

provider of lasik surgery - it isn't going away anytime soon. the recent downtrend is only more reason to pick up this stock...right now its CHEAP...its got strong numbers and is going to be around for a while.

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Member Avatar imjasonc (< 20) Submitted: 3/13/2008 1:46:50 AM : Outperform Start Price: $12.87 LCAV Score: -124.35

eventually everyone with glasses will have this done.

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Member Avatar coopanator (< 20) Submitted: 3/4/2008 11:39:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.00 LCAV Score: -122.96

just look at that pe

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Member Avatar antichrononology (< 20) Submitted: 2/14/2008 10:20:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.47 LCAV Score: -120.10

One year play. Oversold following overreaction to 4q revenue, strong short interest, and an over reaction to a downgrade. All the pieces for a solid company to jump up in price.

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Member Avatar purplefoodog (< 20) Submitted: 2/12/2008 10:56:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.38 LCAV Score: -120.91

The stock has trended sharply down given the slowing economy and reduced number of procedures. That said, the company is rock solid. It has about $3 in cash per share. It has operating cash flow that more than covers its dividend and some share buybacks. Ultimately, LASIK is a growth business and will become increasingly more common. At a price of $14-15 a share, the stock is cheap and has a lot of upside leverage as the economy improves.

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Member Avatar Boomaxer (46.31) Submitted: 1/29/2008 11:42:08 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.47 LCAV Score: -125.68

This one is a steal at this price

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