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What: Shares of Badger Meter
So what: Net income fell to $3.3 million, or $0.22 per share, from $5.4 million last year and revenue was down 7.2% to $57.4 million. Analysts had expected earnings per share of $0.43 on revenue of $68.9 million.
Now what: No matter how you slice it, this was a disappointing quarter for Badger Meter. Management blamed municipal water district purchasing delays for the poor results and thinks sales will pick up when the delays pass. For now, I'm going to take a "wait and see" approach considering how much the company missed estimates today.
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