ISRA Vision leads German technology stocks
JULY 10--According to the investor magazine BÖRSE ONLINE in its latest analysis of 560 German corporations quoted on the stock market, ISRA VISION (Darmstadt, Germany), a supplier of industrial image-processing technology, is the strongest-growing technology stock in Germany.
JULY 10--According to the investor magazine BÖRSE ONLINE in its latest analysis of 560 German corporations quoted on the stock market, ISRA VISION (Darmstadt, Germany), a supplier of industrial image-processing technology, is the strongest-growing technology stock in Germany. The stock-market experts wanted to find out which German companies "continuously reach new peaks of performance without doctoring the balance sheet." The Munich-based magazine's extensive data archive was researched according to three criteria: Sufficient history--only companies with a profit series stretching back to 1998 were taken into account; No losses--the organizations had to have recorded profits throughout the period under review. This was a hurdle that only 123 of the 560 organizations were able to clear; and Only one year of reduction in profits--the journalists filtered out all corporations that had a reduction in profits on more than one occasion. This left only 37 companies from the original 560.
Only a group of ten organizations recorded an unbroken series of profit increases. Alongside ISRA VISION, these were Altana, Beiersdorf, Bijou Brigitte, Celsio, Grenkeleasing, Porsche, Puma, Rational, and Rhön-Klinikum. The complete evaluation of the database resulted in the following order: ISRA VISION took third place in the overall standings behind Puma and H & R Wasag with an average increase in growth of 52% from 1998 to 2005. This makes ISRA--according to the criteria of the Deutsche Börse (German Stock Exchange)--the strongest-growing technology stock in the BÖRSE ONLINE analysis.
ISRA VISION is a supplier of systems for surface inspection and robot guidance. Clients include DaimlerChrysler, KUKA, ABB, BMW, Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Schott, Saint Gobain, Pilkington, MAN Roland, Asahi, 3M, DuPont, Stora Enso, Weyerhaeuser and Crane, among others.