Chicago, IL  10/25/2012 (BasicsMedia)  — Taser was once a high flyer and every hedge fund had it in their portfolio, but apart from some media coverage featuring a guy yelling… “ dude don’t tase me”… the only exposure one would have to Taser (NASDAQ:TASR) would be if you did something where a police officer would want to shock the heck out of you.

Shares have been sideways since 2007 and have traded betweem $7.50 and $2.50 p/s  todays move of +20% gets the stock moving near the top of that trading range, but in order to reach levels from 2004 which were near $35 p/s ..Taser would need to shock the hell out of lot’s of people.  The company released earnings on revenue mix (Click Here).  A company spokesperson said this, “”We are encouraged by the growing momentum in our business as the X2 ECD continues to gain market traction and the installed based continues to transition to the X2,” commented Rick Smith,CEO of TASER International, Inc. “The Company also saw growth in the number of agencies embracing on-officer recording systems through sales of AXON Flex on-officer cameras and EVIDENCE.com service. Sequential bookings doubled this quarter and there is growing awareness in the marketplace about the value-add of these products. As a whole, these initiatives drove an 18% year-over-year growth in our top-line results.”

“Therefore, we have started to prudently reinvest into the business to fund future growth as evidenced by the uptick in SG&A expenses. We will look to tie this reinvestment directly with the sales and booking trends that we see in the future. We also continue to focus on creating a culture of operational excellence which has helped the Company deliver a third consecutive quarter of strong operational results, including significant cash generations of $9.9 million in the third quarter. We remain well positioned to deliver on the execution of our strategy to continue to generate significant operating cash flows, and to drive profitable growth and value for all of our stakeholders,” concluded Smith.

TASER International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells electronic control devices (ECD) for use in the law enforcement, military, corrections, private security, and personal defense markets. ECDs transmit electrical pulses along the wires and into the body affecting the sensory and motor functions of the peripheral nervous system.  The company sells its products worldwide through its direct sales force, distribution partners, online store, and third-party resellers. TASER International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Other stocks in the sector who act as comps are Honeywell (NYSE:HON) -.16, Boeing (NYSE:BA) -55, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) -76, General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) -.48.

 

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