Analyst Larry Neibor says the provider of linens and disposable products for surgical procedures unexpectedly cut its guidance. He notes the new revenue guidance is $1 million short of his estimates. Neibor says there's a relatively low level of turnover in the company's business; even so, SRI/Surgical is having more difficulty than he expected bringing on new accounts and replacing lost accounts.
Neibor thinks economic conditions are the primary factor. He cut his $0.58 2002 earnings per share estimate to $0.38, and slashed the $0.80 2003 earnings per share estimate to $0.50. Neibor maintains his neutral rating and has a $8 target.