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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.42
BDC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1947 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. BDC: 0.42 )
BDC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.42

0.01
1.48
Equity to Asset 0.31
BDC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BDC: 0.31 )
BDC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.31

0.16
0.64
Interest Coverage 2.75
BDC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.24 vs. BDC: 2.75 )
BDC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 11.79
Current: 2.75

0.79
11.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) 9.73
BDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. BDC: 9.73 )
BDC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.06   Max: 15.62
Current: 9.73

-17.06
15.62
Net-margin (%) 4.99
BDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BDC: 4.99 )
BDC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.04   Max: 10.57
Current: 4.99

-18.04
10.57
ROE (%) 12.35
BDC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1800 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. BDC: 12.35 )
BDC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -63.38   Max: 46.08
Current: 12.35

-63.38
46.08
ROA (%) 3.75
BDC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1819 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BDC: 3.75 )
BDC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.82   Max: 12.56
Current: 3.75

-21.82
12.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.59
BDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1815 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. BDC: 41.59 )
BDC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.07   Max: 41.59
Current: 41.59

-63.07
41.59
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
BDC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BDC: 12.70 )
BDC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -91.6   Max: 1074.2
Current: 12.7

-91.6
1074.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.80
BDC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BDC: 21.80 )
BDC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.5   Max: 1115.4
Current: 21.8

-27.5
1115.4
EPS Growth (%) 22.30
BDC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BDC: 22.30 )
BDC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.6   Max: 108.8
Current: 22.3

-50.6
108.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BDC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,934 sh (New)
Scott Black 159,862 sh (+41.27%)
Chuck Royce 76,503 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (-22.01%)
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Q3 2013

BDC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 76,503 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 44,000 sh (-2.22%)
Scott Black 151,342 sh (-5.33%)
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Q4 2013

BDC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 3,380 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 426,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,781 sh (New)
Jim Simons 21,300 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 38,800 sh (-11.82%)
Scott Black 120,968 sh (-20.07%)
Chuck Royce 18,703 sh (-75.55%)
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Q1 2014

BDC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 306,141 sh (+3834.47%)
Jim Simons 86,201 sh (+304.7%)
Columbia Wanger 654,000 sh (+53.52%)
Steven Cohen 3,606 sh (+6.69%)
Chuck Royce 18,703 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 38,000 sh (-2.06%)
Scott Black 42,841 sh (-64.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BDC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Reduce -64.58%0.6%$62.4 - $74.24 $ 76.8811%42841
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 3834.47%0.31%$62.4 - $74.24 $ 76.8811%306141
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.07%0.22%$62.8 - $71.3 $ 76.8814%120968
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$62.8 - $71.3 $ 76.8814%7781
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 41.27%0.28%$45.56 - $55.06 $ 76.8852%159862
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$45.56 - $55.06 $ 76.8852%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -22.01%$45.56 - $55.06 $ 76.8852%45000
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Reduce -29.54%0.27%$31.23 - $39.65 $ 76.88120%123154
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 117.15%0.06%$31.23 - $39.65 $ 76.88120%45394
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 13.96%0.11%$30.31 - $38.01 $ 76.88130%174796
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.05%$30.31 - $38.01 $ 76.88130%20904
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $31.28 - $39.25 $ 76.88115%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 32.40
BDC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. BDC: 32.40 )
BDC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.52   Max: 224.76
Current: 32.4

4.52
224.76
P/B 3.90
BDC's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BDC: 3.90 )
BDC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.03
Current: 3.9

0.44
4.03
P/S 1.70
BDC's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BDC: 1.70 )
BDC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.7

0.22
1.99
PFCF 20.20
BDC's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 43.56 vs. BDC: 20.20 )
BDC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4   Max: 177.23
Current: 20.2

4
177.23
EV-to-EBIT 20.15
BDC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.19 vs. BDC: 20.15 )
BDC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 124.1
Current: 20.15

4.6
124.1
PEG 1.40
BDC's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BDC: 1.40 )
BDC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.4

0
3.56
Shiller P/E 189.20
BDC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BDC: 189.20 )
BDC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.78   Max: 1344.33
Current: 189.2

13.78
1344.33
Current Ratio 3.27
BDC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. BDC: 3.27 )
BDC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 5
Current: 3.27

0.86
5
Quick Ratio 2.66
BDC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BDC: 2.66 )
BDC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.1
Current: 2.66

0.44
4.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.30
BDC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. BDC: 0.30 )
BDC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.3

0.21
2.36
Dividend Payout 0.08
BDC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BDC: 0.08 )
BDC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.08

0.01
0.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
BDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BDC: 0.30 )
BDC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.3

0.21
2.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
BDC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BDC: 2.20 )
BDC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 90.2   Max: -902.6
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
BDC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BDC: 2.00 )
BDC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 37.74
Current: 2

0.41
37.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
BDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BDC: 1.70 )
BDC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.7

0.33
3.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
BDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BDC: 4.90 )
BDC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 21.8
Current: 4.9

0.8
21.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.14
BDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. BDC: 2.14 )
BDC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 13.1
Current: 2.14

2.1
13.1

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Belden Inc., is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1988. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial, enterprise, broadcast, and consumer electronics. The Company operates in three segments: the Americas segment, the Europe, Middle East, and Africa segment, and the Asia Pacific segment. The Company produces and sells a portfolio of cable, connectivity, and networking products into a variety of end markets, including industrial, enterprise, broadcast, and consumer electronics. Its products provide for the transmission of signals for data, sound, and video applications. The main categories of cable products are copper cables, including shielded and unshielded twisted pair cables, coaxial cables, and stranded cables, fiber optic cables, which transmit light signals through glass or plastic fibers, and composite cables, which are combinations of multiconductor, coaxial, and fiber optic cables jacketed together or joined together to serve complex applications and provide ease of installation. The Company sells its industrial products primarily through value-added resellers, industrial distributors, and original equipment manufacturers. It designs, manufactures, and markets Industrial Ethernet switches and related equipment, both rail-mounted and rack-mounted, for factory automation, power generation and distribution, process automation, and large-scale infrastructure projects such as bridges, wind farms, and airport runways. It also design, manufacture, and market fiber optic interfaces and media converters used to bridge fieldbus networks over long distances. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state, provincial, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the storage, handling, emission and discharge of materials into the environment, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
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