Babcock Company Profile (NYSE:BW)

About Babcock (NYSE:BW)

Babcock logoBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. is a technology-based provider of fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment that includes a suite of boiler products and environmental systems, and services for power and industrial uses. The Company operates in three segments: Power, Renewable and Industrial. Through its Power segment, the Company provides the supply of and aftermarket services for steam-generating, environmental, and auxiliary equipment for power generation and other industrial applications. The Renewable segment provides steam-generating systems, environmental and auxiliary equipment for the waste-to-energy and biomass power generation industries, and plant operations and maintenance services for its systems and equipment. The Industrial segment focuses on custom-engineered cooling, environmental, noise abatement and industrial equipment along with related aftermarket services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Heavy Electrical Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BW
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $207.25 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,880,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.52
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $3.52
  • 52 Week Range: $1.61 - $17.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 6.81
  • P/E Growth: -0.13
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.53 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.13
  • Book Value: $8.38 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.50
  • EBITDA: ($136,650,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -14.41%
  • Return on Equity: -35.95%
  • Return on Assets: -12.60%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 1.11%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.99%
  • Average Volume: 2.98 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.23
  • Short Ratio: 8.79

Frequently Asked Questions for Babcock (NYSE:BW)

What is Babcock's stock symbol?

Babcock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BW."

How were Babcock's earnings last quarter?

Babcock (NYSE:BW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company reported ($2.63) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.05 by $2.68. The company had revenue of $349.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $434.34 million. Babcock had a negative net margin of 14.41% and a negative return on equity of 35.95%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.20) earnings per share. View Babcock's Earnings History.

When will Babcock make its next earnings announcement?

Babcock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Babcock.

Where is Babcock's stock going? Where will Babcock's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Babcock's shares. Their predictions range from $3.70 to $9.00. On average, they anticipate Babcock's stock price to reach $6.35 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Babcock.

What are analysts saying about Babcock stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Babcock stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. offers energy technology and services primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. " (8/14/2017)
  • 2. UBS AG analysts commented, "BW had a challenging Q4, as previously disclosed execution issues on a renewable plant in Europe worsened and spilled over to other European projects. It is our understanding that BW shifted managers to the troubled project, which then led to weak execution in other areas. New management was brought in, and 2017 guidance now reflects European renewables projects that are expected to be completed at a lower margin/or losses, depending on the project. Looking forward, we see value beyond the 2017 transition, as we forecast earnings to rebound in 2018, driven by expected normalizing execution in renewables, growth in industrial exposure, and a steadying in the coal business." (3/3/2017)

Are investors shorting Babcock?

Babcock saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,514,877 shares, an increase of 82.5% from the August 31st total of 4,665,487 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,330,334 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 20.4% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who are some of Babcock's key competitors?

Who are Babcock's key executives?

Babcock's management team includes the folowing people:

  • E. James Ferland, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jenny L. Apker, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • J. Andre Hall, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Mark A. Carano, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development ,Treasurer
  • Elias Gedeon, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer
  • Leslie C. Kass, Senior Vice President - Industrial Segment
  • Mark S. Low, Senior Vice President - Power
  • Jimmy B. Morgan, Senior Vice President - Renewable
  • James J. Muckley, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • Francesco Racheli, Senior Vice President - Babcock & Wilcox SPIG

How do I buy Babcock stock?

Shares of Babcock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Babcock's stock price today?

One share of Babcock stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.22.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Babcock (NYSE BW)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  98 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  173 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  271
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Babcock and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Babcock (NYSE:BW) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $6.35 (50.47% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Price Target History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Analysts' Ratings History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/22/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetUnderperform$10.00 -> $3.70MediumView Rating Details
5/25/2017SidotiLower Price TargetNeutral$13.00 -> $9.00LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Johnson RiceDowngradeBuy -> AccumulateN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Earnings by Quarter for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Earnings History by Quarter for Babcock (NYSE BW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.02N/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2017Q2$0.05($2.63)$434.34 million$349.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017($0.02)($0.05)$416.44 million$391.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416$0.38($1.60)$483.20 million$380.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.25$0.24$457.70 million$411.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216($0.15)($0.20)$432.54 million$383.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q116$0.21$0.27$410.72 million$404.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.43$0.47$452.80 million$502.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.32$0.25$433.64 million$420.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.21$0.27$402.34 million$437.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.46$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.04
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.02)($0.02)($0.02)
Q2 20171$0.05$0.05$0.05
Q3 20171($0.24)($0.24)($0.24)
Q4 20171$0.25$0.25$0.25
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/14/2017Vintage Capital Management LlcMajor ShareholderBuy1,686,945$3.10$5,229,529.50View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017E James Ferland JrChairmanBuy20,000$9.62$192,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016E James Ferland JrChairmanBuy15,000$13.81$207,150.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Larry L WeyersDirectorBuy5,000$14.00$70,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Jenny L ApkerInsiderBuy12,000$16.58$198,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016E James Ferland JrChairmanBuy40,000$16.22$648,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Thomas A ChristopherDirectorBuy2,466$16.20$39,949.20View SEC Filing  
4/4/2016Harbour Group L.P. BlueMajor ShareholderSell70,000$21.62$1,513,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015E James Ferland JrCEOBuy30,000$17.29$518,700.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
Latest Headlines for Babcock (NYSE:BW)
DateHeadline logoActivist investor takes large stake in Babcock & Wilcox, calls for changes - October 12 at 5:38 PM logoVIEX Capital Advisors Discloses 6.4% Stake in Babcock & Wilcox (BW), Urges Board to Take Immediate Action - October 11 at 11:22 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox +7% as VIEX Capital reports active stake - October 11 at 11:22 PM logoETFs with exposure to Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. : October 11, 2017 - October 11 at 6:21 PM logoFraud allegations against Babcock & Wilcox, executives expand in new filing - October 10 at 11:04 PM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Babcock's Q3 2017 Earnings (BW) - October 4 at 8:00 AM logoKeyCorp Weighs in on Babcock's FY2019 Earnings (BW) - October 3 at 5:50 PM logoAnalyzing Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS) & Babcock (BW) - October 3 at 12:30 PM logoBabcock (BW) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - October 2 at 2:44 AM logoNACCO: Why NACoal Is Inside My Circle of Competence and Hamilton Beach Is Outside It - September 28 at 4:57 PM logoEngineering error leads to $15 million issue for B&W waste-to-energy project - September 28 at 4:57 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox (BW) Says it Identified Structural Steel Issue on U.K. Renewable Project - September 28 at 4:57 PM logoBabcock (BW) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 27 at 6:48 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox report "structural steel issue" at renewable energy project - September 27 at 5:43 PM logoETFs with exposure to Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 10:37 AM logoKeyCorp Reaffirms Hold Rating for Babcock (BW) - September 22 at 6:58 AM logoBabcock (BW) and Pioneer Power Solutions (PPSI) Critical Comparison - September 21 at 4:26 PM logoDaily Technical Summary Reports on Electrical Equipment Stocks -- Ballard ... - September 21 at 11:24 AM logoInsider Buying: Babcock (BW) Major Shareholder Acquires 1,686,945 Shares of Stock - September 19 at 7:24 PM logoBabcock (BW) Short Interest Update - September 19 at 1:20 AM logoBabcock (BW) versus Pioneer Power Solutions (PPSI) Head-To-Head Review - September 14 at 8:08 AM logoPioneer Power Solutions (PPSI) & Babcock (BW) Financial Survey - September 13 at 6:20 AM logoBabcock (BW) versus Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS) Critical Comparison - September 12 at 4:40 AM logoETFs with exposure to Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. : September 12, 2017 - September 11 at 10:29 PM logoFirst Pacific Advisors Sells Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises - September 11 at 5:27 PM logoBabcock (BW) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 2 at 6:52 PM logoETFs with exposure to Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. : August 31, 2017 - August 31 at 9:49 PM logoIs Babcock & Wilcox Trading in Value Range, Q2 Review, and Outlook - August 25 at 6:33 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. :BW-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 25, 2017 - August 25 at 6:33 PM logoBABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 Investing In Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. To Contact The Firm - August 25 at 6:33 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Concerning Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Certain Officers and Directors of Babcock & Wilcox ... - August 18 at 4:56 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox: High Reward And Too Much Risk - August 18 at 4:56 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Concerning Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Certain Officers and Directors of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. - August 18 at 4:56 PM logoAre Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Babcock & Wilcox (BW) Stock? - August 14 at 5:16 PM logoBabcock (BW) Downgraded by UBS AG - August 14 at 8:42 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Babcock (NYSE:BW) Decreased by Analyst - August 14 at 3:34 AM logoBabcock (BW) Price Target Cut to $3.70 - August 12 at 11:32 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises (BW) Plummeted To A New Low After Q2 Loss - August 11 at 10:21 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox comes up for some air - August 11 at 10:21 PM logoEdited Transcript of BW earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT - August 11 at 10:21 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox jumps off a cliff - August 10 at 11:01 PM logoBabcock (NYSE:BW) & Twin Disc, (TWIN) Critical Contrast - August 10 at 6:23 PM logoWhy Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Plunged a Whopping 64% Today - August 10 at 6:00 PM logo[$$] Babcock & Wilcox Agrees to Buy Back Private-Equity Stake a Day Before 72% Plunge - August 10 at 6:00 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Q2 Earnings Report - August 10 at 3:05 AM logoBabcock & Wilcox Enterprises' (BW) CEO Jim Ferland on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 10 at 3:05 AM logoBabcock (NYSE:BW) Announces Earnings Results - August 9 at 8:52 PM logoBabcock & Wilcox Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 9 at 5:01 PM logoBabcock (NYSE:BW) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 8 at 6:44 PM logoUQM Technologies (UQM) vs. Babcock (NYSE:BW) Financial Survey - August 6 at 10:30 AM



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