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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
66% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BMI: 0.17 )
BMI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.17

0.02
2.78
Equity to Asset 0.65
BMI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 2606 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. BMI: 0.65 )
BMI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.65

0.36
0.83
Interest Coverage No Debt
BMI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 116.41 vs. BMI: No Debt )
BMI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

4.39
9999.99
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 6.71
M-Score: -2.51
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.53
BMI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. BMI: 13.53 )
BMI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 16.87
Current: 13.53

4.38
16.87
Net-margin (%) 8.43
BMI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. BMI: 8.43 )
BMI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 13.65
Current: 8.43

2.43
13.65
ROE (%) 14.98
BMI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2602 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. BMI: 14.98 )
BMI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 26.75
Current: 14.98

7.79
26.75
ROA (%) 9.34
BMI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. BMI: 9.34 )
BMI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 17.69
Current: 9.34

3.41
17.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.08
BMI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BMI: 28.08 )
BMI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9   Max: 39.1
Current: 28.08

9
39.1
Revenue Growth (%) 7.90
BMI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BMI: 7.90 )
BMI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 12.6
Current: 7.9

-2.5
12.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.80
BMI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BMI: 0.80 )
BMI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 25.2
Current: 0.8

-8.7
25.2
EPS Growth (%) -3.80
BMI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BMI: -3.80 )
BMI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.1   Max: 50.7
Current: -3.8

-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

Q4 2013

BMI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 294,514 sh (+7.68%)
Bill Frels 794,912 sh (+2.61%)
Mario Gabelli 106,250 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 10,996 sh (-82.97%)
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Q1 2014

BMI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bill Frels 1,125,016 sh (+41.53%)
Chuck Royce 294,514 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 105,950 sh (-0.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,409 sh (-5.34%)
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Q2 2014

BMI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Frels 1,246,498 sh (+10.8%)
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 (+0.4%)
Chuck Royce 294,514 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BMI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $48.25 - $53.37 $ 55.228%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -61.15%0.01%$47.58 - $56.47 $ 55.228%4044
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -82.97%0.08%$44.99 - $55.35 $ 55.226%10996
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 462.79%0.08%$44.51 - $49.66 $ 55.2217%64574
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.02%$42.54 - $53.68 $ 55.2221%11474
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$47.38 - $53.75 $ 55.229%0
John Burbank 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$36.73 - $48.27 $ 55.2228%6600
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$33.1 - $38.23 $ 55.2254%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 80.13%0.02%$29.68 - $34.53 $ 55.2283%15234
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$27.06 - $34.99 $ 55.2281%8457
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 27.33%$27.06 - $34.99 $ 55.2281%92250
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.10
BMI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. BMI: 27.10 )
BMI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.27   Max: 69.85
Current: 27.1

13.27
69.85
P/B 3.81
BMI's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. BMI: 3.81 )
BMI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 8.45
Current: 3.81

2.04
8.45
P/S 2.28
BMI's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BMI: 2.28 )
BMI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.39
Current: 2.28

0.62
3.39
PFCF 39.77
BMI's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BMI: 39.77 )
BMI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 632.57
Current: 39.77

11.5
632.57
EV-to-EBIT 17.98
BMI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. BMI: 17.98 )
BMI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 24.1
Current: 17.98

8.6
24.1
PEG 10.42
BMI's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BMI: 10.42 )
BMI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 200.15
Current: 10.42

1.01
200.15
Shiller P/E 28.61
BMI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BMI: 28.61 )
BMI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.97   Max: 65.73
Current: 28.61

15.97
65.73
Current Ratio 1.49
BMI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. BMI: 1.49 )
BMI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 4.52
Current: 1.49

1.07
4.52
Quick Ratio 0.82
BMI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BMI: 0.82 )
BMI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.82

0.57
2.31

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
BMI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. BMI: 1.30 )
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.3

0.6
3.08
Dividend Payout 0.35
BMI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. BMI: 0.35 )
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.03
Current: 0.35

0.13
2.03
Dividend growth (3y) 10.40
BMI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BMI: 10.40 )
BMI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 21.1
Current: 10.4

3.2
21.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.23
BMI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BMI: 2.23 )
BMI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5.28
Current: 2.23

1.03
5.28
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
BMI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BMI: 1.30 )
BMI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -4.6
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.03
BMI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BMI: 7.03 )
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 10.25
Current: 7.03

1.43
10.25
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.91
BMI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BMI: 1.91 )
BMI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 7.32
Current: 1.91

1.07
7.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
BMI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BMI: 1.15 )
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.15

0.19
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.70
BMI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BMI: 3.70 )
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.74
Current: 3.7

0.58
3.74
Price/Graham Number 2.91
BMI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BMI: 2.91 )
BMI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.91

0.89
3.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
BMI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BMI: 5.60 )
BMI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 11.6
Current: 5.6

4.2
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.83
BMI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BMI: 6.83 )
BMI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 21.6
Current: 6.83

1.5
21.6

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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