Why PowerSecure's Shares Jumped

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What: Shares of energy service provider PowerSecure International (NYSE: POWR  ) jumped as much as 18% in early trading after reporting earnings.

So what: Revenues jumped 85% from a year ago to $70.2 million and net income rose from $1.6 million to $2.1 million, or $0.11 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, which analysts compare to, the company earned $0.12 per share, $0.02 above estimates.  

Now what: The company hit an all-time high in backlog as well, which bodes well for future revenue and earnings. The stock is trading at a lofty 34 times this year's estimates, but two of the last three quarters it has beaten estimates, and with strong growth that's not a terrible value. I'd like to see a pullback before jumping in and more evidence of expanding margins after recent acquisitions.

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