m177 Wednesday, 10/03/12 05:18:41 PM Re: CowBoE post# 3 Post # of 12 NUVA big drop ah: Co anticipates revenue for the third quarter 2012 to be approximately $147 million vs $153.8 mln consensus, which is below the Company's previous comments that suggested flat sequential revenue growth compared to $154.4 million in the second quarter 2012. NuVasive will announce complete revenue and earnings details related to the third quarter 2012 and will update guidance for the full year 2012 when the Company releases earnings on Monday, October 29, 2012, after the close of the market. Co says, "We experienced an unexpected sequential decline in the third quarter due to unusually high account churn related primarily to the growth of surgeon participation in physician-owned distributorships and to increasingly aggressive competitive tactics. As well, we heard from many surgeon customers of increased delays and denials from insurance payers. We believe our ability to take market share with innovative procedural solutions and services remains strong. We are focused on addressing the new challenges and will provide revised full year guidance on our October 29th earnings conference call."