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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
BBOX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. BBOX: 0.18 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 3.47
Current: 0.18

0.03
3.47
Equity to Asset 0.49
BBOX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. BBOX: 0.49 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.49

0.27
0.82
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.21
M-Score: -3.52
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -12.22
BBOX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. BBOX: -12.22 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -22.04   Max: 19.9
Current: -12.22

-22.04
19.9
Net-margin (%) -12.47
BBOX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. BBOX: -12.47 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.78   Max: 11.32
Current: -12.47

-22.78
11.32
ROE (%) -29.94
BBOX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. BBOX: -29.94 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 32.05
Current: -29.94

-39.3
32.05
ROA (%) -15.72
BBOX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. BBOX: -15.72 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.05   Max: 17.82
Current: -15.72

-24.05
17.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -64.05
BBOX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. BBOX: -64.05 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -146.3   Max: 156.38
Current: -64.05

-146.3
156.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
BBOX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BBOX: 0.80 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 35.9
Current: 0.8

-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

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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Q1 2014

BBOX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Richard Snow 111,143 sh (+35.76%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 496,635 sh (-0.06%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BBOX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $20.3 - $24.46 $ 23.243%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$19.91 - $25.66 $ 23.242%11196
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Add 35.76%0.03%$22.4 - $29.97 $ 23.24-14%111143
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$22.4 - $29.97 $ 23.24-14%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -77.96%0.06%$24.23 - $31.43 $ 23.24-16%16603
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 30.51%0.02%$24.23 - $31.43 $ 23.24-16%81865
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 103.96%0.04%$26.54 - $31.1 $ 23.24-18%75316
Richard Snow 2013-09-30 Add 26.73%0.02%$26.54 - $31.1 $ 23.24-18%62725
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.37%0.03%$20.07 - $27.82 $ 23.24-3%36926
Richard Snow 2013-03-31 Add 54.11%0.02%$21.81 - $26.75 $ 23.24-5%41710
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 39.23%0.03%$21.92 - $25.85 $ 23.24-5%63563
Richard Snow 2012-12-31 Add 38.44%0.01%$21.92 - $25.85 $ 23.24-5%27065
Richard Snow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$21.7 - $28.53 $ 23.24-2%19550
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 68.69%0.04%$24.58 - $31.76 $ 23.24-11%46891
Ken Fisher 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0038%$19.98 - $29.61 $ 23.24-13%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 145.02%0.05%$21.25 - $32.37 $ 23.24-10%23385
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Reduce -87.78%0.03%$21.25 - $32.37 $ 23.24-10%52885
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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.00
BBOX's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BBOX: 1.00 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.99
Current: 1

0.47
1.99
P/S 0.40
BBOX's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BBOX: 0.40 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.06
Current: 0.4

0.3
2.06
PFCF 12.50
BBOX's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 350.00 vs. BBOX: 12.50 )
BBOX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 37.21
Current: 12.5

3.63
37.21
EV-to-EBIT -4.18
BBOX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 61.99 vs. BBOX: -4.18 )
BBOX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 21.9
Current: -4.18

-4.9
21.9
Current Ratio 2.01
BBOX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BBOX: 2.01 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.01

1.43
3.07
Quick Ratio 1.72
BBOX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. BBOX: 1.72 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.72

1.07
2.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
BBOX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. BBOX: 1.60 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.6

0.35
1.82
Dividend Payout 0.36
BBOX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBOX: 0.36 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.36

0.07
1.2
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
BBOX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BBOX: 14.50 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.9
Current: 14.5

0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.94
BBOX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. BBOX: 2.94 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.94

0.61
3.15
Share Buyback Rate 3.90
BBOX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BBOX: 3.90 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -4.5
Current: 3.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.96
BBOX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BBOX: 5.96 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 1049
Current: 5.96

5.61
1049
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.49
BBOX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. BBOX: 0.49 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.72
Current: 0.49

0.32
4.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
BBOX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BBOX: 0.70 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 5.83
Current: 0.7

0.66
5.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -23.80
BBOX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BBOX: -23.80 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 16.1
Current: -23.8

4.6
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.32
BBOX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. BBOX: 14.32 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 32.8
Current: 14.32

-11.7
32.8

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16
Revenue(Mil) 1,001 1,043
EPS($) 1.76 2.35
EPS without NRI($) 1.76 2.35

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. Its Product offerings include IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia and keyboard/video/mouse switching. Its Service offerings include unified communications, data infrastructure and managed services. Its Products Platform is comprised of global sales and distribution, free 24/7/365 technical support, custom solutions, same-day delivery, lifetime warranties, quality control, global product management and sourcing. Its Service offerings include unified communications, data infrastructure and managed services. Its Services Platform is comprised of 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 dedicated sales and engineering resources.
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