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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.17
BMI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 2189 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BMI: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BMI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 2.78
Current: 0.17
0.02
2.78
Equity to Asset 0.63
BMI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 2102 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. BMI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BMI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.63
0.36
0.83
Interest Coverage No Debt
BMI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
100% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 339.33 vs. BMI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BMI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.39  Med: 21.40 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
4.39
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.21
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
6.63%
10.52%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.78
BMI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BMI: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.38  Med: 11.26 Max: 16.87
Current: 11.78
4.38
16.87
Net-margin (%) 7.70
BMI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BMI: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 6.07 Max: 13.65
Current: 7.7
2.43
13.65
ROE (%) 13.19
BMI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2164 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. BMI: 13.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.79  Med: 16.08 Max: 26.75
Current: 13.19
7.79
26.75
ROA (%) 8.34
BMI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2203 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. BMI: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.37  Med: 8.81 Max: 17.69
Current: 8.34
3.37
17.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.76
BMI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2198 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.85 vs. BMI: 23.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.31  Med: 26.33 Max: 44.16
Current: 23.76
9.31
44.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
BMI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BMI: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.5  Med: 7.80 Max: 13.2
Current: 13.2
-2.5
13.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.40
BMI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BMI: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7  Med: 10.60 Max: 28
Current: 20.4
-8.7
28
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
BMI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BMI: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.1  Med: 14.50 Max: 50.7
Current: 17.5
-21.1
50.7
» BMI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BMI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 106,050 sh (+0.47%)
Bill Frels 1,251,426 sh (+0.40%)
Chuck Royce 294,514 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2014

BMI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Bill Frels 1,257,440 sh (+0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 101,550 sh (-4.24%)
Chuck Royce 273,514 sh (-7.13%)
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Q1 2015

BMI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 8,900 sh (New)
Bill Frels 1,286,452 sh (+2.31%)
Chuck Royce 263,614 sh (-3.62%)
Mario Gabelli 96,250 sh (-5.22%)
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Q2 2015

BMI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Bill Frels 1,287,112 sh (+0.05%)
Chuck Royce 263,614 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 96,250 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 5,600 sh (-37.08%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.87
BMI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. BMI: 29.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.59  Med: 26.44 Max: 69.85
Current: 29.87
13.59
69.85
Forward P/E 23.87
BMI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. BMI: 23.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.30
BMI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. BMI: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BMI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.56  Med: 25.54 Max: 38.27
Current: 30.3
13.56
38.27
P/B 3.80
BMI's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 2137 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. BMI: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 3.91 Max: 8.45
Current: 3.8
2.3
8.45
P/S 2.29
BMI's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 2200 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BMI: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.05 Max: 3.39
Current: 2.29
0.71
3.39
PFCF 29.48
BMI's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. BMI: 29.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BMI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.87  Med: 33.71 Max: 632.57
Current: 29.48
14.87
632.57
POCF 19.64
BMI's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. BMI: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BMI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.53  Med: 20.41 Max: 39.05
Current: 19.64
11.53
39.05
EV-to-EBIT 20.92
BMI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.33 vs. BMI: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BMI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6  Med: 15.40 Max: 24.1
Current: 20.92
8.6
24.1
PEG 5.94
BMI's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. BMI: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BMI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.46 Max: 85.18
Current: 5.94
0.88
85.18
Shiller P/E 30.20
BMI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. BMI: 30.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BMI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.84  Med: 29.55 Max: 65.73
Current: 30.2
17.84
65.73
Current Ratio 1.40
BMI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 2126 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. BMI: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BMI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.61 Max: 4.52
Current: 1.4
1.07
4.52
Quick Ratio 0.76
BMI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 2126 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. BMI: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BMI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.76
0.57
2.31
Days Inventory 106.26
BMI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 2142 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. BMI: 106.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BMI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 72.27  Med: 87.57 Max: 103.67
Current: 106.26
72.27
103.67
Days Sales Outstanding 61.43
BMI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.78 vs. BMI: 61.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BMI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.05  Med: 51.13 Max: 58.78
Current: 61.43
46.05
58.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.32
BMI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1948 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BMI: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.51
Current: 1.32
0.6
2.51
Dividend Payout 0.39
BMI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. BMI: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.33 Max: 2.03
Current: 0.39
0.13
2.03
Dividend growth (3y) 7.20
BMI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BMI: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 12.30 Max: 21.1
Current: 7.2
3.2
21.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.09
BMI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BMI: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.07 Max: 4.06
Current: 2.09
0.97
4.06
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
BMI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1508 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BMI: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BMI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4  Med: -0.60 Max: -3.5
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 37.50
BMI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. BMI: 37.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.68  Med: 30.28 Max: 1962
Current: 37.5
6.68
1962
Price/Tangible Book 7.25
BMI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. BMI: 7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.83 Max: 10.25
Current: 7.25
1.5
10.25
Price/Projected FCF 1.91
BMI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. BMI: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.11 Max: 6.82
Current: 1.91
1.07
6.82
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.49
BMI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
74% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BMI: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
BMI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 2060 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BMI: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.70 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.12
0.21
1.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.72
BMI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BMI: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.11 Max: 4.97
Current: 3.72
0.58
4.97
Price/Graham Number 3.11
BMI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BMI: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.90 Max: 3.81
Current: 3.11
0.91
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.79
BMI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BMI: 4.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.50 Max: 11.6
Current: 4.79
4.2
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.40
BMI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. BMI: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 11.10 Max: 23.4
Current: 10.4
1.6
23.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 378 402
EPS($) 2.04 2.45
EPS without NRI($) 2.04 2.45

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
Compare:A, ROP, GRMN, HXGBY, TRMB » details
Traded in other countries:33B.Germany,
Badger Meter Inc is a Wisconsin corporation, incorporated in 1905. The Company along with its subsidiaries is a manufacturer and marketer of products incorporating liquid flow measurement and control technologies, developed both internally and in conjunction with other technology companies. Its products are used in a number of applications to measure and control the flow of liquids, but mainly water. The Companys product lines fall into two general categories, utility and industrial. The utility category is comprised of two primary product lines - residential and commercial water meters that are used by water utilities as the basis for generating water and wastewater revenues. The market for these product lines is North America, mainly the United States, because these meters are designed and manufactured to conform to standards promulgated by the American Water Works Association. The utility flow measurement products constitute a majority of the Companys sales. Industrial product line sales comprise the remainder of the Companys sales and include precision valves, electromagnetic inductive flow meters, impeller flow meters, and turbine and positive displacement industrial flow meters. Rounding out the industrial product line are automotive fluid meters used for the measurement of various types of automotive fluids. The Companys products are mainly manufactured and assembled in the Companys Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nogales, Mexico; Neuffen, Germany; and Brno, Czech Republic facilities. Raw materials used in the manufacture of the Companys products include metal or alloys such as bronze, which uses copper as its main component, aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, brass and stellite, plastic resins, glass, microprocessors and other electronic subassemblies and components. There are multiple sources for these raw materials, but the Company purchases bronze castings and certain electronic subassemblies from single suppliers. The Companys products are sold throughout the world through various distribution channels including direct sales representatives, distributors and independent sales representatives. Its competitors for utility water meters include Sensus USA Inc., Neptune Technology Group, Elster Metering and Master Meter. The Companys main competitors for water utility AMR and AMI products are Itron, Inc., Neptune Technology Group and Sensus USA Inc. The Company is subject to contingencies related to environmental laws and regulations.
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