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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.17
BBOX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. BBOX: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.13 Max: 3.47
Current: 0.17
0.04
3.47
Equity to Asset 0.49
BBOX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BBOX: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.49
0.43
0.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.89
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
7.85%
3.98%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.88
BBOX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. BBOX: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.04  Med: 8.42 Max: 19.65
Current: 2.88
-22.04
19.65
Net-margin (%) 1.55
BBOX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. BBOX: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.78  Med: 5.00 Max: 11.32
Current: 1.55
-22.78
11.32
ROE (%) 4.43
BBOX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. BBOX: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.3  Med: 7.04 Max: 30.73
Current: 4.43
-39.3
30.73
ROA (%) 2.17
BBOX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. BBOX: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.05  Med: 4.10 Max: 17.82
Current: 2.17
-24.05
17.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.77
BBOX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. BBOX: 15.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -146.3  Med: 55.48 Max: 159.52
Current: 15.77
-146.3
159.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.50
BBOX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BBOX: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6  Med: 3.20 Max: 35.9
Current: 1.5
-12.6
35.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BBOX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,196 sh (New)
Richard Snow 113,708 sh (+2.31%)
Chuck Royce 472,970 sh (-4.77%)
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Q3 2014

BBOX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 31,151 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Snow 113,158 sh (-0.48%)
Chuck Royce 448,902 sh (-5.09%)
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Q4 2014

BBOX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 178,033 sh (+57.33%)
Jim Simons 36,651 sh (+17.66%)
Chuck Royce 441,502 sh (-1.65%)
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Q1 2015

BBOX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 82,600 sh (+125.37%)
Richard Snow 192,913 sh (+8.36%)
Chuck Royce 433,102 sh (-1.90%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.60
BBOX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. BBOX: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.65  Med: 15.49 Max: 32.07
Current: 20.6
6.65
32.07
Forward P/E 12.14
BBOX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. BBOX: 12.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.60
BBOX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. BBOX: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.64  Med: 15.46 Max: 31.99
Current: 20.6
6.64
31.99
P/B 0.93
BBOX's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. BBOX: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BBOX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.93
0.47
1.7
P/S 0.32
BBOX's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BBOX: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BBOX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.32
0.3
1.72
PFCF 8.25
BBOX's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. BBOX: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BBOX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.63  Med: 11.40 Max: 40.12
Current: 8.25
3.63
40.12
POCF 6.77
BBOX's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. BBOX: 6.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BBOX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.53  Med: 9.52 Max: 28.99
Current: 6.77
3.53
28.99
EV-to-EBIT 14.94
BBOX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.43 vs. BBOX: 14.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BBOX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.9  Med: 10.10 Max: 21.9
Current: 14.94
-4.9
21.9
Current Ratio 1.83
BBOX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. BBOX: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.83
1.52
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.54
BBOX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. BBOX: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.54
1.17
2.28
Days Inventory 28.18
BBOX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.73 vs. BBOX: 28.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 26.57  Med: 39.13 Max: 77.94
Current: 28.18
26.57
77.94
Days Sales Outstanding 55.37
BBOX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.01 vs. BBOX: 55.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 53.54  Med: 65.36 Max: 88.97
Current: 55.37
53.54
88.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.01
BBOX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BBOX: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.05
Current: 2.01
0.46
2.05
Dividend Payout 0.40
BBOX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. BBOX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4
0.04
0.4
Dividend growth (3y) 12.60
BBOX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. BBOX: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.9
Current: 12.6
0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.51
BBOX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BBOX: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.45 Max: 3.58
Current: 3.51
0.8
3.58
Share Buyback Rate 4.40
BBOX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BBOX: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 0.30 Max: -4.5
Current: 4.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.41
BBOX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. BBOX: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.55  Med: 12.06 Max: 340.09
Current: 5.41
5.55
340.09
Price/Projected FCF 0.43
BBOX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. BBOX: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.58 Max: 4.18
Current: 0.43
0.33
4.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
BBOX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BBOX: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.00 Max: 4.97
Current: 0.61
0.63
4.97
Price/Graham Number 2.22
BBOX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BBOX: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 3.01 Max: 18.71
Current: 2.22
1.65
18.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.70
BBOX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BBOX: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 9.20 Max: 16.1
Current: 6.7
4.6
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.38
BBOX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. BBOX: 16.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BBOX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -12.4  Med: 12.70 Max: 32.8
Current: 16.38
-12.4
32.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:BLX.Germany,
Black Box Corp was incorporated in 1976 in the state of Delaware. The Company is a technology solutions provider. The Company's products and services include IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia and keyboard/mouse switching, communications, data infrastructure and managed services. It provides networking solutions through the sale of products for IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia and KVM switching. Its products are sell through a direct sales team as well as through its internet site and catalogs. The services platform is comprised of engineering and design, network operations centers, technical certifications, national and international sales teams, remote monitoring, on-site service teams and technology partner centers of excellence which includes dedicated sales and engineering resources. The services offered through this platform include communications lifecycle services, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV services, in-building wireless and data center services.
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