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.
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Badger Meter's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BMI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BMI exceeded the US Electronic industry which returned 3.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BMI exceeded the US Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Badger Meter's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 days ago | Simply Wall StIs It Smart To Buy Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI) Can Manage Its Debt With Ease
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhat Does Badger Meter, Inc.'s (NYSE:BMI) P/E Ratio Tell You?
Is Badger Meter undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BMI ($63.48) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($32.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BMI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BMI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.2x) compared to the Electronic industry average (19.2x).
PE vs Market: BMI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.2x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BMI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BMI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.5x) compared to the US Electronic industry average (1.8x).
How is Badger Meter forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BMI's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BMI's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BMI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BMI's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BMI's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BMI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Badger Meter performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BMI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BMI's current net profit margins (11.3%) are higher than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BMI's earnings have grown by 8.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BMI's earnings growth over the past year (54.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BMI earnings growth over the past year (54.9%) exceeded the Electronic industry -9.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BMI's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.
How is Badger Meter's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BMI's short term assets ($211.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($60.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: BMI's short term assets ($211.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($34.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BMI's debt to equity ratio (1.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BMI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 35.1% to 1.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BMI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (2123.6%).
Interest Coverage: BMI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (410x coverage).
What is Badger Meter's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BMI's dividend (1.07%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).
High Dividend: BMI's dividend (1.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.71%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BMI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BMI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.7%), BMI's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BMI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (39.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ken Bockhorst (46yo)
Mr. Kenneth C. Bockhorst, also known as Ken, is CEO at Badger Meter, Inc. since January 1, 2019 and has been its President since April 27, 2018 and serves as its Director. He serves as Chairman of the Boar ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ken's total compensation ($USD1.67M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.92M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ken's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||1.33yrs||US$601.76k||0.028% $515.7k|
|Vice President of Sales & Marketing||8.25yrs||US$473.60k||0.050% $917.0k|
|Vice President of Human Resources||3.58yrs||US$402.50k||0.0075% $138.3k|
|Vice President of Global Operations||0.92yr||no data||0.0086% $158.6k|
|Vice President of Accounting & External Reporting||no data||US$751.93k||0.21% $4.0m|
|VP of Investor Relations||1.83yrs||no data||0.011% $196.5k|
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||16.67yrs||no data||0.085% $1.6m|
|VP & Controller||1.17yrs||no data||0.0047% $86.5k|
Experienced Management: BMI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||8.25yrs||US$118.20k||0.057% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$118.20k||0.016% $297.0k|
|Independent Director||10.25yrs||US$123.20k||0.065% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||0.0035% $64.9k|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$118.20k||0.0090% $166.7k|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$121.80k||0.016% $297.0k|
|Independent Director||1.25yrs||US$149.15k||0.0070% $129.6k|
Experienced Board: BMI's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BMI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Badger Meter, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Badger Meter, Inc.
- Ticker: BMI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1905
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$1.848b
- Shares outstanding: 29.12m
- Website: https://www.badgermeter.com
Number of Employees
- Badger Meter, Inc.
- 4545 West Brown Deer Road
- PO Box 245036
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BMI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Oct 1971|
|33B||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 1971|
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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/05/27 08:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/26 00:00|