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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
BDC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 2169 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. BDC: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BDC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.09
0.02
1.48
Equity to Asset 0.23
BDC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BDC: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BDC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.23
0.23
0.64
Interest Coverage 1.99
BDC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 271.97 vs. BDC: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BDC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 4.56 Max: 11.79
Current: 1.99
0.79
11.79
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.96
M-Score: -2.37
WACC vs ROIC
12.13%
4.66%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.01
BDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BDC: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -17.06  Med: 7.96 Max: 15.62
Current: 5.01
-17.06
15.62
Net-margin (%) 1.28
BDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 2162 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. BDC: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -18.04  Med: 4.70 Max: 10.57
Current: 1.28
-18.04
10.57
ROE (%) 3.66
BDC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. BDC: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.03  Med: 12.53 Max: 25.82
Current: 3.66
-44.03
25.82
ROA (%) 0.98
BDC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 2183 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. BDC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.42  Med: 4.95 Max: 9.61
Current: 0.98
-19.42
9.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.81
BDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2178 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. BDC: 21.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -53.36  Med: 22.22 Max: 43.57
Current: 21.81
-53.36
43.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
BDC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BDC: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -91.6  Med: 10.30 Max: 1074.2
Current: 10.3
-91.6
1074.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
BDC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BDC: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.5  Med: 8.70 Max: 1115.4
Current: 10.3
-27.5
1115.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.10
BDC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BDC: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.6  Med: 17.30 Max: 108.8
Current: -7.1
-50.6
108.8
» BDC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BDC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 113,200 sh (+31.32%)
Columbia Wanger 654,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 36,500 sh (-3.95%)
Chuck Royce 14,603 sh (-21.92%)
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Q3 2014

BDC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,700 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 75,010 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 679,000 sh (+3.82%)
Mario Gabelli 35,500 sh (-2.74%)
Chuck Royce 9,003 sh (-38.35%)
Jim Simons 27,000 sh (-76.15%)
» More
Q4 2014

BDC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Scott Black 121,928 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 75,010 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 35,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 647,000 sh (-4.71%)
» More
Q1 2015

BDC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 5,984 sh (New)
Jim Simons 8,200 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 649,000 sh (+0.31%)
Mario Gabelli 35,500 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 112,173 sh (-8.00%)
Mariko Gordon 52,741 sh (-29.69%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 113.10
BDC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. BDC: 113.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BDC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.52  Med: 26.27 Max: 224.76
Current: 113.1
4.52
224.76
Forward P/E 12.48
BDC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. BDC: 12.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 120.50
BDC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. BDC: 120.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BDC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.53  Med: 29.41 Max: 399.17
Current: 120.5
4.53
399.17
P/B 4.08
BDC's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BDC: 4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BDC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.15 Max: 5.03
Current: 4.08
0.44
5.03
P/S 1.41
BDC's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 2148 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BDC: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BDC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.41
0.22
1.99
PFCF 29.49
BDC's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. BDC: 29.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BDC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4  Med: 18.88 Max: 177.23
Current: 29.49
4
177.23
POCF 20.34
BDC's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. BDC: 20.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BDC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 14.09 Max: 47.3
Current: 20.34
2.56
47.3
EV-to-EBIT 43.12
BDC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. BDC: 43.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BDC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3.9  Med: 16.90 Max: 124.1
Current: 43.12
-3.9
124.1
PEG 5.82
BDC's PEG is ranked lower than
80% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BDC: 5.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BDC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.72  Med: 5.62 Max: 16.14
Current: 5.82
2.72
16.14
Shiller P/E 33.61
BDC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 22.62 vs. BDC: 33.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BDC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.25  Med: 109.85 Max: 2016.5
Current: 33.61
18.25
2016.5
Current Ratio 1.81
BDC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BDC: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BDC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.61 Max: 5
Current: 1.81
0.86
5
Quick Ratio 1.32
BDC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. BDC: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BDC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.75 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.32
0.44
4.1
Days Inventory 54.84
BDC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 2120 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. BDC: 54.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BDC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.98  Med: 89.06 Max: 119.85
Current: 54.84
48.98
119.85
Days Sales Outstanding 60.55
BDC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1855 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. BDC: 60.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BDC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.46  Med: 60.89 Max: 98.55
Current: 60.55
47.46
98.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.27
BDC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 1897 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BDC: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BDC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.54 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.27
0.21
2.36
Dividend Payout 0.29
BDC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. BDC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BDC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.29
0.01
0.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.27
BDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. BDC: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.54 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.27
0.21
2.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.90
BDC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. BDC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BDC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 90.2  Med: -0.80 Max: -902.6
Current: 2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.72
BDC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BDC: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BDC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.23 Max: 37.74
Current: 1.72
0.4
37.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
BDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 2031 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BDC: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BDC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.36
0.31
3.14
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 13.15
BDC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BDC: 13.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BDC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.84 Max: 16.05
Current: 13.15
0.47
16.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.36
BDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2138 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BDC: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.40 Max: 21.8
Current: 2.36
0.8
21.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.88
BDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BDC: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BDC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 6.30 Max: 21.6
Current: 11.88
2.5
21.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Belden Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on May 18, 1988. The Company is a signal transmission solutions provider built around four business platforms: Broadcast Solutions, Enterprise Connectivity Solutions, Industrial Connectivity Solutions, and Industrial IT Solutions. The Companys Broadcast Solutions segment provides production, distribution, and connectivity systems for television broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV industries. Its products are used in applications, including live production signal management, program playout for broadcasters, monitoring for pay-TV operators, and broadband connectivity. Broadcast products and solutions include camera mounted fiber solutions, interfaces and routers, broadcast and audio-visual cable solutions, monitoring systems, playout systems, outside plant connectivity products, and other cable and connectivity products. The Companys Enterprise Connectivity Solutions segment provides infrastructure and connectivity solutions for enterprise customers. Its products are used in applications such as data centers, local area networks, access control and building automation. Enterprise products include solutions such as fiber and copper connectivity products; fiber optic and copper cable products; and wiring racks, panels, enclosures, and also includes interconnecting hardware, intelligent patching devices, and cable management solutions for complete end-to-end network structured wiring systems. The Companys Industrial Connectivity Solutions segment provides infrastructure components and connectivity systems for industrial automation applications. Its products are used in applications such as network and fieldbus infrastructure; sensor and actuator connectivity; and power, control, and data transmission. Industrial Connectivity products include solutions such as industrial and input/output (I/O) connectors, industrial cables, IP and networking cables, I/O modules, distribution boxes, customer specific wiring solutions, and load-moment indicators for the mobile crane market. The Companys Industrial IT segment provides mission-critical networking systems that provide the end-users with the highest confidence of reliability, availability and security. Industrial IT products include security devices, Ethernet switches and related equipment, routers and gateways, network management software, and wireless systems for network infrastructure, wireless, and security applications. The Companys prominent trademarks include: Belden, Alpha Wire, Mohawk, West Penn Wire, Hirschmann, Lumberg Automation, Telecast, SignalTight, GarrettCom, Poliron, Tofino, Miranda, and PPC. 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
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