TASER Cashes In: Fool by Numbers

On Thursday, Rule Breakers selection TASER International (Nasdaq: TASR  ) released earnings for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31.

  • Operating and net income were hurt by a $17.7 million one-time expense for settling a class-action shareholder suit in August. But only $7.9 million of that was paid in cash. Without the settlement, TASER booked $13.6 million in profit.
  • Management says it will complete the settlement, pending court approval, with an $8 million payment toward the end of the current quarter.
  • Nevertheless, those who have rated the stock in our Motley Fool CAPS investor intelligence database give TASER just two stars.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,569 out of more than 23,000 in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to Rule Breakers. Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.

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