Wednesday, August 08, 2007

BearingPoint Files 10-K for 2006, but Investors Wary


A few weeks ago, BearingPoint (NYSE:BE) filed its 10K for 2006, later than what the SEC allows for companies to file after the end of their fiscal year, but none the less good timing for BE given their past history. Most of the numbers were known to investors anyway so this was a formality. In terms of Q1-2007, BearingPoint indicated lower quarterly sales than the previous year, but mildly better than the previous quarter. Of concern is the voluntary turnover rate of almost 25%, indicating that one-fourth of the professional population is leaving each year, what is not reported is the turnover by managerial grade. Headcount was also lower in the quarter, which means that BE is hiring less than the turnover rate...