Why PowerSecure's Shares Jumped

Why PowerSecure's Shares Jumped

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of energy service provider PowerSecure International jumped as much as 18% in early trading after reporting earnings.

So what: Revenues jumped 85% from a year ago to $70.2 million and net income rose from $1.6 million to $2.1 million, or $0.11 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, which analysts compare to, the company earned $0.12 per share, $0.02 above estimates.

Now what: The company hit an all-time high in backlog as well, which bodes well for future revenue and earnings. The stock is trading at a lofty 34 times this year's estimates, but two of the last three quarters it has beaten estimates, and with strong growth that's not a terrible value. I'd like to see a pullback before jumping in and more evidence of expanding margins after recent acquisitions.

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