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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
BMI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. BMI: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BMI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.11

0.02
2.78
Equity to Asset 0.63
BMI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 2082 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   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 1268 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 518.62 vs. BMI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BMI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

4.39
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.77
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
6.55%
10.98%
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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Operating margin (%) 12.44
BMI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. BMI: 12.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 16.87
Current: 12.44

4.38
16.87
Net-margin (%) 8.02
BMI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2166 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. BMI: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 13.65
Current: 8.02

2.43
13.65
ROE (%) 13.93
BMI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2145 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. BMI: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 26.75
Current: 13.93

7.79
26.75
ROA (%) 8.78
BMI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. BMI: 8.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 17.69
Current: 8.78

3.37
17.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.25
BMI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2181 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. BMI: 25.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 44.68
Current: 25.25

8.83
44.68
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
BMI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BMI: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 13.2
Current: 13.2

-2.5
13.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.40
BMI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BMI: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 28
Current: 20.4

-8.7
28
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
BMI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BMI: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BMI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.1   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

Q2 2014

BMI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Frels 1,246,498 sh (+10.80%)
Chuck Royce 294,514 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 105,550 sh (-0.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,044 sh (-61.15%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 31.90
BMI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. BMI: 31.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.59   Max: 69.85
Current: 31.9

13.59
69.85
Forward P/E 22.94
BMI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. BMI: 22.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.50
BMI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. BMI: 31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BMI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.56   Max: 38.27
Current: 31.5

13.56
38.27
P/B 4.20
BMI's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 2383 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BMI: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 8.45
Current: 4.2

2.3
8.45
P/S 2.55
BMI's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 2434 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BMI: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BMI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.39
Current: 2.55

0.7
3.39
PFCF 31.20
BMI's PFCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. BMI: 31.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BMI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 632.57
Current: 31.2

9.2
632.57
POCF 21.97
BMI's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. BMI: 21.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BMI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.35   Max: 39.05
Current: 21.97

7.35
39.05
EV-to-EBIT 21.80
BMI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. BMI: 21.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BMI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 24.1
Current: 21.8

8.6
24.1
PEG 4.70
BMI's PEG is ranked lower than
72% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. BMI: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BMI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 150.41
Current: 4.7

0.88
150.41
Shiller P/E 33.70
BMI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. BMI: 33.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BMI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.9   Max: 65.73
Current: 33.7

17.9
65.73
Current Ratio 1.33
BMI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BMI: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BMI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.52
Current: 1.33

1.07
4.52
Quick Ratio 0.65
BMI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 2104 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. BMI: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BMI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.65

0.57
2.31
Days Inventory 105.16
BMI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 2127 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.89 vs. BMI: 105.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BMI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 72.27   Max: 103.67
Current: 105.16

72.27
103.67
Days Sales Outstanding 53.21
BMI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 70.87 vs. BMI: 53.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BMI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.51   Max: 58.78
Current: 53.21

46.51
58.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.18
BMI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 1900 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. BMI: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.18

0.6
2.57
Dividend Payout 0.37
BMI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. BMI: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.03
Current: 0.37

0.13
2.03
Dividend growth (3y) 7.20
BMI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BMI: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 7.2

3.2
21.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.94
BMI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1942 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BMI: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.16
Current: 1.94

0.97
4.16
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
BMI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 995 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   Max: -3.3
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 8.60
BMI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 2434 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BMI: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 10.25
Current: 8.6

0.51
10.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
BMI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BMI: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 6.82
Current: 2.5

1.07
6.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
BMI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 2422 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BMI: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.2

0.19
1.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.70
BMI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BMI: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 4.97
Current: 2.7

0.58
4.97
Price/Graham Number 3.50
BMI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BMI: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.81
Current: 3.5

0.89
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
BMI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 2299 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BMI: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 11.6
Current: 4.6

4.2
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.73
BMI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. BMI: 13.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
BMI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 23.4
Current: 13.73

-0.6
23.4

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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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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