We are short OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS.US) because we think it is rotten to the core. We believe it obtained a major turnkey contract in Albania through corruption. It is likely that OSIS’s accounts are misstated as a result. We believe the pricing of its Mexico turnkey contract does not stand up to scrutiny. We estimate that the contract is so rich, it accounted for more than 50% of OSIS’s FY2017 EBITDA, despite being only 15% of revenue. Put another way, we estimate the Mexico contract’s EBITDA margin is approximately 55%, which would mean the rest of OSIS has an EBITDA margin of a paltry 7.5%. This contract is up for renewal in 2018, and non-renewal would seemingly have an enormous impact on OSIS’s profits. It also implies that there is significant room for price adjustment downward, which could have a material impact on profits. Former employees’ statements support our view that OSIS is rotting from the inside.
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