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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
BBOX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. BBOX: 0.14 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.47
Current: 0.14

0.02
3.47
Equity to Asset 0.57
BBOX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BBOX: 0.57 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.57

0.22
0.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.75
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.64
BBOX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. BBOX: 5.64 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.04   Max: 19.9
Current: 5.64

-22.04
19.9
Net-margin (%) 2.89
BBOX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BBOX: 2.89 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.78   Max: 11.32
Current: 2.89

-22.78
11.32
ROE (%) 5.97
BBOX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BBOX: 5.97 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -50.11   Max: 30.79
Current: 5.97

-50.11
30.79
ROA (%) 3.28
BBOX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. BBOX: 3.28 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.9   Max: 17.03
Current: 3.28

-27.9
17.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.05
BBOX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. BBOX: 31.05 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -140.3   Max: 79.93
Current: 31.05

-140.3
79.93
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
BBOX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. BBOX: 3.00 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 35.9
Current: 3

-12.6
35.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.70
BBOX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BBOX: -2.70 )
BBOX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 26.4
Current: -2.7

-19
26.4
EPS Growth (%) -4.20
BBOX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. BBOX: -4.20 )
BBOX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 26.2
Current: -4.2

-20
26.2
» BBOX's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BBOX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Richard Snow 41,710 sh (+54.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,072 sh (+0.8%)
Chuck Royce 458,555 sh (-10.62%)
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Q2 2013

BBOX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 11,482 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,900 sh (New)
Richard Snow 49,495 sh (+18.66%)
Chuck Royce 460,932 sh (+0.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,926 sh (-42.37%)
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Q3 2013

BBOX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 75,316 sh (+103.96%)
Richard Snow 62,725 sh (+26.73%)
Chuck Royce 488,735 sh (+6.03%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (-48.32%)
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Q4 2013

BBOX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Richard Snow 81,865 sh (+30.51%)
Chuck Royce 496,935 sh (+1.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 16,603 sh (-77.96%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BBOX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -77.96%0.06%$24.23 - $31.43 $ 22.41-19%16603
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 103.96%0.04%$26.54 - $31.1 $ 22.41-21%75316
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.37%0.03%$20.07 - $27.82 $ 22.41-7%36926
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 39.23%0.03%$21.92 - $25.85 $ 22.41-8%63563
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 68.69%0.04%$24.58 - $31.76 $ 22.41-14%46891
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 145.02%0.05%$21.25 - $32.37 $ 22.41-14%23385
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.04%$29.19 - $35.76 $ 22.41-32%9544
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.60
BBOX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. BBOX: 13.60 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.65   Max: 32.07
Current: 13.6

6.65
32.07
P/B 0.73
BBOX's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. BBOX: 0.73 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.99
Current: 0.73

0.47
1.99
P/S 0.37
BBOX's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BBOX: 0.37 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.06
Current: 0.37

0.3
2.06
PFCF 10.00
BBOX's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. BBOX: 10.00 )
BBOX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 37.21
Current: 10

3.63
37.21
EV-to-EBIT 10.26
BBOX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.61 vs. BBOX: 10.26 )
BBOX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 21.9
Current: 10.26

6.2
21.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
BBOX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BBOX: 1.60 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.6

0.32
1.59
Dividend Payout 0.16
BBOX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. BBOX: 0.16 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.16

0.07
1.2
Dividend growth (3y) 10.10
BBOX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BBOX: 10.10 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.9
Current: 10.1

0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.31
BBOX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BBOX: 2.31 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.29
Current: 2.31

0.46
2.29
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
BBOX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BBOX: 1.70 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -4.5
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 9.11
BBOX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BBOX: 9.11 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 1049
Current: 9.11

5.61
1049
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.38
BBOX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BBOX: 0.38 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.72
Current: 0.38

0.3
4.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
BBOX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BBOX: 0.64 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 5.43
Current: 0.64

0.61
5.43
Price/Graham Number 2.34
BBOX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BBOX: 2.34 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 35.26
Current: 2.34

1.65
35.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
BBOX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BBOX: 9.70 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 16.1
Current: 9.7

4.6
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.85
BBOX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. BBOX: 11.85 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.5   Max: 32.6
Current: 11.85

-10.5
32.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:BLX.Germany
Black Box Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1976. The Company is a communications system integrator engaged in designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining complex communications solutions. Its primary service offering is voice communications solutions. It also offers premise cabling and other data-related services solutions and technology product solutions. Voice Communications and Data Infrastructure products and services are distributed to the markets through value-added resellers, manufacturers, large system integrators and other technical services companies. Its products platform is comprised sales and distribution, free 24/7/365 technical support, custom solutions, same-day delivery, lifetime warranties, quality control, global product management and sourcing. The current products offered through the platform include but are not limited to switches & routers, cabling infrastructure, cabinets and racks, wireless networking and digital signage. Its services platform is comprised of its Voice Communications and Data Infrastructure offerings including engineering and design, network operations centers, technical certifications, local and national sales teams, remote monitoring, on-site service teams and technology partner centers of excellence which includes specific sales and engineering resources around the technology. The primary services offered through this platform include but are not limited to communications lifecycle services, structured cabling, unified communications, video/AV services, in-building wireless and data center services.

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