Category Archives: Smart Meters

Itron (ITRI) Surges After Smashing Estimates, Acquires SmartSynch

Itron (ITRI) continues its torrid run off the bottom after reporting earnings results that smashed analyst estimates.  The company reported a non GAAP EPS of $1.19/share on revenues of $642 million vs the analyst estimates for .87 EPS on revenues of $547 million.   That’s a sequential revenue increase of 4% sequentially and 8% quarter over quarter.

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The Bottom Is Near For Itron (ITRI), Shares Spike After Earnings

After the last earnings report out of Itron (ITRI) I mentioned that I didn’t think the bottom was in and that the $45 level was looking like the next level it needed to test.  Shares did test that level and ultimately through there as well, dropping below $27.  You have to go back to 2005 to see those levels.  A few months later, I believe the bottom is close particularly after today’s high volume surge … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Posts Mixed Results, Strong Guidance

If you look at the mainstream financial headlines of the Itron (ITRI) earnings report tonight you’ll be led to believe that the company beat both on the top and bottom line by a wide margin.   Unfortunately, most mainstream news outlets don’t use the non GAAP number and back out one time gains and losses.  So, yes headlines can be misleading in this industry.  Let’s set the record straight.  Itron (ITRI) posted a solid quarter no … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Beats Lowered Expectations, Announced Record Backlog

Itron (ITRI) investors could use some good news and they got it after the bell today with the company reporting earnings and revenues that beat analyst estimates.  The company reported an EPS of .99 vs the analyst estimate for .95 on revenues of $563.7 million vs the analyst estimate for $551.92.  The EPS number was about inline with what they reported on the year ago quarter while revenues increased 13%.  The company is currently … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Begins Delivering Smart Water Meters To Malta

Itron (ITRI) announced today that it has begun delivering 120K smart water meters to Malta’s Water Services Corporation (WSC), as part of a large contract that will continue through 2013.   So far, 25k of the meters and communication modules have been connected to an IBM Information Management System.  Malta is a small island in the Mediterranean that lacks significant natural water resources, so managing it is critical.  Malta is the first country in the world … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Doesn’t Need & Doesn’t Expect Federal Smart Grid Stimulus

Itron (ITRI) CEO Malcolm Unsworth spoke with Reuters yesterday about the future of the smart grid.  Here are some highlights..

– Doesn’t expect the US to deploy any more funds to advance the smart grid
– The smart grid portion of the nearly trillion dollar stimulus package gave a crucial boost to the industry, but it’s no longer needed

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Itron (ITRI) Misses On EPS, Guidance Soft, Shares Down

Itron (ITRI) reported earnings results after the bell today that missed analyst estimates on the EPS side and shares are down about 5% after hours as a result.  The company reported an EPS of .95/share vs the analyst estimate of $1.05 on revenues of $620.7 million vs the analyst estimate of $$576 million.  So, the revenue number was excellent, they just didn’t deliver on the EPS side.

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Telvent (TLVT) To Collaborate With Microsoft (MSFT) On Smart Grid Software

We’ve seen Cisco making a big push into the smart grid space with recent software purchases, Google wants a piece and you can expect Microsoft to say “me too” as well just as it does with every other product it launches.  It was announced a couple days ago that Microsoft will team up with Telvent to create more efficient smart grid solutions for the utility industry.

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Itron (ITRI) Signs Major Contracts With Indonesian Utility For Smart Payment Meters

Itron (ITRI) has not only announced positive earnings results after the bell today, but they announced some big contract wins with an Indonesian utility as well for 800K smart payment residential meters.  Smart payment technology is becoming more popular in the region and allows utilities to protect revenue and allows users to better manage electricity consumption.  Installation is already underway with more than half of the meters and the rest will be delivered and installed … Read the rest

Itron (ITRI) Smashes Estimates, Surges AH

Itron (ITRI), smart meter extraordinaire, posted earnings results after the bell that were mighty impressive.  The company beat analyst estimates by a wide margin on both EPS and revenues posting an EPS of $1.06 on revenues of $576 million.  That compares with analyst estimates of .86/share on revenues of $530 million, so a significant beat for ITRI tonight and shares are rising 8% in after hours trading.  Quarter over quarter growth was big indicating the … Read the rest