Itron Story

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ITRI -- USA Stock  

USD 80.63  3.52  4.18%

Itron Inc is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 22nd of February 2021. Itron Earnings before Tax are most likely to increase significantly in the upcoming years. The last year's value of Earnings before Tax was reported at 69.62 Million. The current Average Equity is estimated to increase to about 774.2 M, while Revenue Per Employee is projected to decrease to roughly 276.9 K. As many baby boomers are still indifferent towards technology space, it makes sense to concentrate on Itron Inc as a unique choice for millenniums. What exactly are Itron shareholders getting in December?
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You think Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) debt is an issue for stockholders?
The company currently holds 1.41 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 1.75, which is about average as compared to similar companies. Macroaxis provides unbiased trade recommendations on Itron that should be used to complement current analysts and expert consensus on Itron Inc. Our advice engine determines the entity's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investors' current risk tolerance and investing horizon.
Itron financial leverage ratio helps determine the effect of debt on the overall profitability of the company. It measures the total debt position of Itron, including all of Itron's outstanding debt obligations, and compares it with the equity. In simple terms, the high financial leverage means the cost of production, together with running the business day-to-day, is high, whereas, lower financial leverage implies lower fixed cost investment in the business and generally considered by investors to be a good sign. So if creditors own a majority of Itron assets, the company is considered highly leveraged. Understanding the composition and structure of overall Itron debt and outstanding corporate bonds gives a good idea of how risky the capital structure of a business is and if it is worth investing in it. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

Understanding Itron Total Debt

Itron Inc liabilities are broken down into two parts on the balance sheet. These are short-term (or current) obligations and long-term debt. Itron Inc has to fulfill its short-term liabilities in this reporting year and should be no more than 12 months old. Long-term debt, on the other hand, is anything beyond the 12-month payment timeframe. Common short-term liabilities found on Itron balance sheet include debt obligations and money owed to different Itron vendors, workers, and loan providers. Below is the chart of Itron main long-term debt accounts currently reported on its balance sheet.
You can use Itron Inc financial leverage analysis tool to get a better grip on understanding its financial position

How important is Itron's Liquidity

Itron financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Itron Inc ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Itron financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Itron's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for Itron, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Sale by Thomas Glanville of 1000 shares of Itron

Legal trades by Itron insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Itron insider trading alert for sale of common stock by Thomas Glanville, the corporate stakeholder, on 24th of November 2020. This event was filed by Itron Inc with SEC on 2020-11-24. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Breaking it down a bit more

Itron Inc reported the previous year's revenue of 2.36 B. Net Loss for the year was (22.65 M) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 752.32 M.

Asset Breakdown

1.5 B
Assets Non Current
1.1 B
Goodwill
B
Current Assets
Total Assets2.35 Billion
Current Assets1 Billion
Assets Non Current1.47 Billion
Goodwill1.09 Billion
Tax Assets70.29 Million

Our take on Itron small drop

Itron sortino ratio is up to 0.0. Itron Inc currently demonstrates below-verage downside deviation. It has Information Ratio of 0.0 and Jensen Alpha of -0.01. However, we do advice investors to further question Itron Inc expected returns to ensure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.

The Current Takeaway on Itron Investment

While some other entities in the scientific & technical instruments industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Itron may not be performing as strong as the other in terms of long-term growth potentials. To summarize, as of the 2nd of November 2020, we believe that Itron is currently overvalued with low chance of financial distress in the next two years. Our ongoing 30 days 'Buy-vs-Sell' recommendation on the company is Sell.

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