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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 0.16
BBOX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. BBOX: 0.16 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 3.47
Current: 0.16

0.03
3.47
Equity to Asset 0.49
BBOX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 638 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: 5
Z-Score: 2.17
M-Score: -3.40
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
56% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 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
55% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 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
58% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 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
58% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 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) (%) -64.08
BBOX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.66 vs. BBOX: -64.08 )
BBOX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -146.3   Max: 156.38
Current: -64.08

-146.3
156.38
Revenue Growth (%) 0.80
BBOX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BBOX: 0.80 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 35.9
Current: 0.8

-12.6
35.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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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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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 2014-06-30 New Buy$19.91 - $25.66 $ 22.1-3%11196
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Add 35.76%0.03%$22.4 - $29.97 $ 22.1-18%111143
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$22.4 - $29.97 $ 22.1-18%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -77.96%0.06%$24.23 - $31.43 $ 22.1-20%16603
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 30.51%0.02%$24.23 - $31.43 $ 22.1-20%81865
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 103.96%0.04%$26.54 - $31.1 $ 22.1-22%75316
Richard Snow 2013-09-30 Add 26.73%0.02%$26.54 - $31.1 $ 22.1-22%62725
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.37%0.03%$20.07 - $27.82 $ 22.1-8%36926
Richard Snow 2013-03-31 Add 54.11%0.02%$21.81 - $26.75 $ 22.1-10%41710
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 39.23%0.03%$21.92 - $25.85 $ 22.1-10%63563
Richard Snow 2012-12-31 Add 38.44%0.01%$21.92 - $25.85 $ 22.1-10%27065
Richard Snow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$21.7 - $28.53 $ 22.1-7%19550
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 68.69%0.04%$24.58 - $31.76 $ 22.1-15%46891
Ken Fisher 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0038%$19.98 - $29.61 $ 22.1-18%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 145.02%0.05%$21.25 - $32.37 $ 22.1-15%23385
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Reduce -87.78%0.03%$21.25 - $32.37 $ 22.1-15%52885
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Ratios

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history
P/B 0.90
BBOX's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BBOX: 0.90 )
BBOX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.99
Current: 0.9

0.47
1.99
P/S 0.40
BBOX's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 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 15.20
BBOX's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BBOX: 15.20 )
BBOX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 37.21
Current: 15.2

3.63
37.21
EV-to-EBIT -4.22
BBOX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 64.37 vs. BBOX: -4.22 )
BBOX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 21.9
Current: -4.22

-4.9
21.9
Current Ratio 2.10
BBOX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. BBOX: 2.10 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.1

1.43
3.07
Quick Ratio 1.79
BBOX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. BBOX: 1.79 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.79

1.07
2.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.80
BBOX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BBOX: 1.80 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.8

0.35
1.82
Dividend Payout 0.36
BBOX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 700 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 184 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 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) 3.12
BBOX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BBOX: 3.12 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.15
Current: 3.12

0.61
3.15
Share Buyback Rate 3.90
BBOX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 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 5.50
BBOX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. BBOX: 5.50 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.61   Max: 1049
Current: 5.5

5.61
1049
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
BBOX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. BBOX: 0.40 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.72
Current: 0.4

0.32
4.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
BBOX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 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) -22.80
BBOX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BBOX: -22.80 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -22.8   Max: 16.1
Current: -22.8

-22.8
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.00
BBOX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. BBOX: 12.00 )
BBOX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.2   Max: 31.7
Current: 12

-11.2
31.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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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