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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 4.88
BELFA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BELFA: 4.88 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.88   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.88

Equity to Asset 0.74
BELFA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BELFA: 0.74 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.74

0.74
0.89
Interest Coverage 96.46
BELFA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. BELFA: 96.46 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 78.63   Max: 9999.99
Current: 96.46

78.63
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.52
M-Score: -2.14
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 : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 4.31
BELFA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BELFA: 4.31 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.74   Max: 23.04
Current: 4.31

-15.74
23.04
Net-margin (%) 4.56
BELFA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BELFA: 4.56 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.66   Max: 22.18
Current: 4.56

-12.66
22.18
ROE (%) 6.96
BELFA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. BELFA: 6.96 )
BELFA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.39   Max: 22.85
Current: 6.96

-9.39
22.85
ROA (%) 5.16
BELFA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BELFA: 5.16 )
BELFA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.24   Max: 19.01
Current: 5.16

-8.24
19.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.68
BELFA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. BELFA: 11.68 )
BELFA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.22   Max: 44.83
Current: 11.68

-31.22
44.83
Revenue Growth (%) 5.70
BELFA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. BELFA: 5.70 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.9   Max: 110
Current: 5.7

-34.9
110
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.20
BELFA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BELFA: 5.20 )
BELFA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.4   Max: 188.4
Current: 5.2

-39.4
188.4
EPS Growth (%) 5.90
BELFA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BELFA: 5.90 )
BELFA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.7   Max: 431.1
Current: 5.9

-70.7
431.1
» BELFA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BELFA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 229,200 sh (+7.4%)
Jim Simons 16,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 126,727 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

BELFA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 239,200 sh (+4.36%)
Chuck Royce 126,727 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 15,800 sh (-1.86%)
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Q3 2013

BELFA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 163,399 sh (+28.94%)
Mario Gabelli 253,200 sh (+5.85%)
Jim Simons 15,600 sh (-1.27%)
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Q4 2013

BELFA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 257,800 sh (+1.82%)
Jim Simons 15,300 sh (-1.92%)
Chuck Royce 126,727 sh (-22.44%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BELFA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -66.76%0.06%$22.19 - $27.99 $ 21.17-14%200699
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.80
BELFA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. BELFA: 15.80 )
BELFA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.18   Max: 717.27
Current: 15.8

8.18
717.27
P/B 1.00
BELFA's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BELFA: 1.00 )
BELFA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.5
Current: 1

0.45
2.5
P/S 0.70
BELFA's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BELFA: 0.70 )
BELFA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.32
Current: 0.7

0.39
2.32
PFCF 105.90
BELFA's PFCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. BELFA: 105.90 )
BELFA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.66   Max: 128.76
Current: 105.9

6.66
128.76
EV-to-EBIT 13.70
BELFA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. BELFA: 13.70 )
BELFA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 83
Current: 13.7

3
83
Shiller P/E 66.70
BELFA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. BELFA: 66.70 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 68.41
Current: 66.7

6.12
68.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.20
BELFA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BELFA: 1.20 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.2

0.15
2.82
Dividend Payout 0.17
BELFA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. BELFA: 0.17 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.17

0.07
1.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
BELFA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. BELFA: 1.20 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.2

0.15
2.82
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
BELFA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BELFA: 0.80 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 37.5   Max: -63.2
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.60
BELFA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BELFA: 3.60 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 8.85
Current: 3.6

1.72
8.85
Price/Tangible Book 1.30
BELFA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BELFA: 1.30 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 3.05
Current: 1.3

0.89
3.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
BELFA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BELFA: 0.80 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.8

0.59
1.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
BELFA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BELFA: 0.60 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.22
Current: 0.6

0.52
2.22
Price/Graham Number 0.90
BELFA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BELFA: 0.90 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 4.95
Current: 0.9

0.52
4.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
BELFA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BELFA: 7.30 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 33.4
Current: 7.3

1.2
33.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.39
BELFA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. BELFA: 4.39 )
BELFA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 32.6
Current: 4.39

3.2
32.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Bel Fuse Inc., was incorporated in New Jersey law. The Company designs, manufactures and markets magnetic, modules, and circuit protection devices and interconnect products. These products are designed to protect, regulate, connect, isolate or manage electronic circuits. Its products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, and aerospace and transportation industries. Its portfolio of products also finds application in the automotive, medical and consumer electronics markets. The Company produces MagJack integrated connector modules. These devices integrate RJ45 and/or USB connectors with discrete magnetic components to provide a more robust part that allows customers to substantially reduce board space and inventory requirements. Power transformer products include standard and custom designs produced by the Company's Signal Transformer subsidiary. Manufactured for use in alarm, security, motion control, elevator, medical products and many other industries, Signal's designs are available in PC mount, chassis mount, surface mount and toroidal construction. Discrete magnetic components comprise its legacy product group, which includes transformers and chokes for use in networking, telecommunications and broadband applications. These magnetic devices condition, filter and isolate the signal as it travels through network equipment, helping to ensure accurate data/voice/video transmission. Its Power conversion products include standard and custom isolated and non-isolated DC-DC converters designed specifically to power low voltage silicon devices. The Company has expanded its line of modules designed to support data transmission over existing power lines including next generation HomePlug AV powerline applications. Its circuit protection products include board level fuses, and Polymeric PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) devices, designed for the global electronic and telecommunication markets. Fuses and PTC devices prevent currents in an electrical circuit from exceeding certain predetermined levels, acting as a safety valve to protect expensive components from damage by cutting off high currents before they can generate enough heat to cause smoke or fire. It has a line of modular connectors including RJ45 and RJ11 passive jacks, plugs, and cable assemblies. Passive jacks serve mainly as the connectivity device in networking equipment such as routers, hubs, switches, and patch panels. Modular plugs and cable assemblies are utilized within the structured cabling system, often referred to as premise wiring. The Company sells its products to customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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