Shares of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) plunged on Wednesday following the firm, which makes products used by utilities, declared a dramatic decrease in Q1 profit.
The Milwaukee firm reported that its net income dropped to $2.9M, or 20 cents a share, for the quarter, from $6.2M, or 42 cents a share, a year before. Its revenue dropped around 6% to $71.8M. The results dropped far short of the 50 cents a share on revenue of $80M that analysts polled by FactSet were predicating.
Badger Meter declared that bad weather and uncertain municipal budgets harm its sales to water utilities, which held off on new meter installation.
The firm as well declared on Tuesday that it purchased Aquacue Inc., a small software technology firm located in Los Gatos, Calif., for $14M in cash.
Shares of Badger Meter, Inc.(NYSE:BMI) traded at $44.80 by plunging -14.37% with price volatility of 4.43% for a week and 2.59% for a month plus price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.86 and its beta stands at 0.91 times.
Stocks after opening at $47.55 hit high price of $47.68 and on last session stock held volume of 435,238 shares which was higher than its average volume of 77,607.00 shares.
Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.29 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.39. The Company had total cash at hand $6.55 million and a book value per share as $11.96 in the most recent quarter.
While investors who viewing BMI against other stocks with the reference of profit margin that are Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) having profit margin 19.97%, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) with 9.27% profit margin, Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB) having 9.30% profit margin and Waters Corporation. (NYSE:WAT) having profit margin of 25.03%.
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