Taser (TASR) Posts Q4 EPS Loss

Taser International Inc. (TASR) shares are down 0.30% to $26.97 in pre-market trading Thursday following the company’s fourth quarter earnings results.

The electrical weapons manufacturer reported earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $46.8 million, up 17% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.11 on revenues of $42.4 million. Q4 net income came in at $5.1 million, compared to $5.4 million in Q4’13.

On valuation measures, Taser Int’l shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 2.8 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 73.11, a forward P/E of 57.55 and a P/E to growth ratio of 2.37. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $26.00 with a high target of $28.00. Currently ticker boasts 4 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 0 ’Holds’ and 1 ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, TASR has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 12.81% and 22.00%, respectively. The $1.42 billion market cap company reported $90.04 million in cash vs. $77.00K in debt in its most recent quarter.

TASR currently prints a one year return of about 41.62% and a year-to-date return of around 2.15%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

TASER International Inc. is engaged in the development of conducted electrical weapons for use in law enforcement. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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