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Badger Meter, Inc is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Badger Meter shares (BMI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Badger Meter employs 1,567 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$420.8 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Badger Meter's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$79.77, which is 12.71% up on its pre-crash value of USD$69.63 and 92.22% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$41.5.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Badger Meter shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$722.40 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,340.14.
|Latest market close||USD$79.77|
|52-week range||USD$43.63 - USD$72.76|
|50-day moving average||USD$65.9024|
|200-day moving average||USD$62.4917|
|Wall St. target price||USD$62.33|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.72 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.66|
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|1 week (2020-11-17)||0.54%|
|1 month (2020-10-27)||5.63%|
|3 months (2020-08-25)||23.89%|
|6 months (2020-05-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-25)||29.94%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||51.11%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||74.74%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||31.37%|
Valuing Badger Meter stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Badger Meter's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Badger Meter's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Badger Meter shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Badger Meter's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.29. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Badger Meter's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Badger Meter's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$89.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Badger Meter's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$420.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||15.27%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$163.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.37%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.7 million Badger Meter shares held short by investors – that's known as Badger Meter's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 1.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Badger Meter shares can be evaluated.
Badger Meter's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Badger Meter shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Badger Meter shares traded daily (recently around 159617.05282669). Badger Meter's SIR currently stands at 10.79. In other words for every 100,000 Badger Meter shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10790 shares are currently held short.
However Badger Meter's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Badger Meter shares, or, against the total number of tradable Badger Meter shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Badger Meter's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Badger Meter shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0822% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Badger Meter shares, roughly 82 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Badger Meter.
Find out more about how you can short Badger Meter stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 43.13% of net profits
Recently Badger Meter has paid out, on average, around 43.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Badger Meter shareholders could enjoy a 0.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Badger Meter's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.
While Badger Meter's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Badger Meter may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Badger Meter's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Badger Meter's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 September 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Badger Meter shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Badger Meter shares which in turn could have impacted Badger Meter's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Badger Meter's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.63 up to $72.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Badger Meter's is 0.7441. This would suggest that Badger Meter's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Badger Meter, Inc. manufactures and markets flow measurement, control, and communication solutions in the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and internationally. It offers mechanical or static water meters, and related radio and software technologies and services to municipal water utilities. The company also provides flow instrumentation products, including meters and valves to measure and control fluids going through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system, as well as through manufacturers' representatives. Its flow instrumentation products are used in various industries, such as water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, oil and gas, and chemical and petrochemical. In addition, the company offers ORION Migratable for automatic meter reading; ORION (SE) for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free fixed network meter reading solution, as well as BEACON advanced metering analytics, a secure cloud-hosted software suite that establishes alerts for specific conditions and allows consumer engagement tools that permit end water customers to view and manage their water usage activity. It also serves water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. The company sells its products directly, as well as through resellers and representatives. Badger Meter, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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