Badger Meter: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 18th. Badger Meter, Inc. manufactures and markets flow measurement and control products. The Company’s products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids and gases in a variety of applications. Badger’s products include water meters and associated systems, wastewater meters, industrial process meters, automotive fluid meters, small valves, and natural gas instruments.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Badger Meter Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.53 per share on revenues of $86.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.03.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.69 to a profit $0.64. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.84, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Badger Meter has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 280 250 277 263 320
Diluted EPS ($) 1.69 2.28 1.91 1.27 1.95

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 81.97 87.13 74.32 71.81
Diluted EPS ($) 0.52 0.62 0.39 0.20

Past Performance:
Badger Meter has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)