DTW Podcast: Truist’s Kaila Krum says Medtronic prepping for growth

In an interview with DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Truist Securities managing director Kaila Krum says Medtronic executives are retooling the company to keep pace with smaller, more focused competitors.

Breaking down the company’s Q1 call, Krum says Medtronic is seen as a company that’s too big to grow market share quickly. On the call, new CEO Geoff Martha emphasized gaining market share at one point telling investors the company would “go big or go home.”

Krum says Medtronic will pour resources into several critical areas to drive growth including soft tissue robotics, diabetes, and renal denervation.

“At a time when a lot of companies right now are forced to pull back on spending, Medtronic has been in a position where it can flex its balance sheet,” Krum said. “So they’ve been talking about investing in the pipeline, investing in structural, operational and cultural changes. I think all of that combined should support their growth goals over the …

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