Switch to:

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
BGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. BGC: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BGC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.11
BGC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BGC: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BGC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.11
0.06
0.34
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -3.19
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -1.05
BGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. BGC: -1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.21  Med: 4.14 Max: 11.26
Current: -1.05
-5.21
11.26
Net-margin (%) -6.16
BGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. BGC: -6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 1.16 Max: 6.19
Current: -6.16
-10.5
6.19
ROE (%) -59.68
BGC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. BGC: -59.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -72.46  Med: 4.06 Max: 47.53
Current: -59.68
-72.46
47.53
ROA (%) -9.26
BGC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. BGC: -9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.8  Med: 1.32 Max: 11.72
Current: -9.26
-15.8
11.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.23
BGC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. BGC: -10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.5  Med: 9.67 Max: 55.82
Current: -10.23
-24.5
55.82
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
BGC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BGC: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.7  Med: 10.60 Max: 29.2
Current: 4.2
-10.7
29.2
» BGC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BGC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Richard Pzena 741,319 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,300 sh (+84.26%)
Chuck Royce 1,073,517 sh (+1.96%)
Jim Simons 470,300 sh (+1.93%)
Pioneer Investments 719,755 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 58,370 sh (-57.56%)
» More
Q4 2014

BGC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Pzena 2,662,468 sh (+259.15%)
Chuck Royce 1,649,274 sh (+53.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,500 sh (+6.06%)
Pioneer Investments 719,755 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena 2,662,468 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
» More
Q1 2015

BGC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 217,705 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,775,774 sh (+7.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Pzena 2,298,792 sh (-13.66%)
Richard Pzena 2,298,792 sh (-13.66%)
Pioneer Investments 452,526 sh (-37.13%)
» More
Q2 2015

BGC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 59,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,188,877 sh (+446.10%)
Chuck Royce 1,712,074 sh (-3.59%)
Richard Pzena 1,768,979 sh (-23.05%)
Pioneer Investments 171,028 sh (-62.21%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BGC

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

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Preferred stocks of General Cable Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BGCAP0.001.555 3/4 % Conv Pfd Series -A-

Top Ranked Articles about General Cable Corp

Pzena Reduces Stake in General Cable
In the second half of 2014, guru Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio), the founder and co-chief investment officer of Pzena Investment Management, LLC, added a stake in General Cable Corp (NYSE:BGC), a Kentucky-based manufacturer and distributor of copper, aluminum and optical fiber cables, to his portfolio. Read more...
Richard Pzena Trims Stake in Possible Acquisition Target Company
Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio), founder of Pzena Investment Management, a global investment management firm with $27.7 billion in assets, reported trimming a position in General Cable Corp (NYSE:BGC). Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 11.83
BGC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. BGC: 11.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.01
BGC's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BGC: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BGC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.48 Max: 7.98
Current: 2.01
0.46
7.98
P/S 0.13
BGC's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BGC: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BGC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.30 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.13
0.07
1.09
PFCF 2.35
BGC's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.63 vs. BGC: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BGC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 22.23 Max: 278.17
Current: 2.35
2.31
278.17
POCF 1.85
BGC's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. BGC: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BGC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 11.71 Max: 194
Current: 1.85
1.83
194
Current Ratio 1.69
BGC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BGC: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BGC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.69
1.33
3.28
Quick Ratio 1.00
BGC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. BGC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BGC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.7
Current: 1
0.61
1.7
Days Inventory 80.13
BGC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 68.07 vs. BGC: 80.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BGC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 52.97  Med: 74.35 Max: 93.59
Current: 80.13
52.97
93.59
Days Sales Outstanding 58.01
BGC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.56 vs. BGC: 58.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BGC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.38  Med: 64.99 Max: 88.7
Current: 58.01
23.38
88.7

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.05
BGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BGC: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BGC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 3.04 Max: 6.39
Current: 5.05
0.53
6.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.95
BGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. BGC: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 3.04 Max: 6.39
Current: 4.95
0.53
6.39
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
BGC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. BGC: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BGC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1  Med: 0.20 Max: -15.7
Current: 3.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.58
BGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BGC: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.21 Max: 12.05
Current: 2.58
1.09
12.05
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
BGC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BGC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.96 Max: 9.85
Current: 0.6
0.56
9.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.44
BGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BGC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.92 Max: 3.44
Current: 0.44
0.21
3.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -11.13
BGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BGC: -11.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.05  Med: 8.00 Max: 25.9
Current: -11.13
-11.05
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.58
BGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. BGC: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BGC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15.4  Med: 3.50 Max: 52.9
Current: 9.58
-15.4
52.9

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 4,356 4,125
EPS($) 0.20 1.23
EPS without NRI($) 0.20 1.23

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:GCA.Germany,
General Cable Corp is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated on June 9, 1994. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing & installing of copper, aluminum & fiber optic wire & cable products used in energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets. It is also engaged in the design, integration, and installation on a turn-key basis for products such as high and extra-high voltage terrestrial and submarine systems. The Company operates in three segments based on geographic regions; North America, Europe and Mediterranean, and Rest of World. The North America segment consists of 25 manufacturing facilities across the region; and engages in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets principally for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction, and communications industries, as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products primarily in the United States and Canada. The Europe and Mediterranean segment consists of 10 manufacturing facilities across the region; and engages in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets principally for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction, and communications industries with operations in Algeria, Angola, Egypt, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Spain, and sells its products throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. The ROW segment consists of 21 manufacturing facilities across the segment; and engages in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for use in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products. Current ROW operations and equity investments are located in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Honduras, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela and Zambia. The Company's product portfolio category includes; Electric Utility; low- and medium-voltage distribution cables, high- and extra-high-voltage underground transmission cables and installation, bare overhead conductors and submarine transmission and distribution cables; its Electrical Infrastructure category include; rubber- and plastic-jacketed wire and cables, ignition wire sets, cable wire harnesses, oil & gas and shipboard cables; its Communications category consists of high-bandwidth twisted copper and fiber optic cables, multi-conductor and multi-pair fiber and copper networking cables, low dete
» More Articles for BGC

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Royce Funds Commentary - Micro-Caps Look Attractive in an Expanding Economy Jul 10 2015 
Richard Pzena Trims Stake in Company Thought to Be Acquisition Target Apr 10 2015 
Pzena Reduces Stake in General Cable Apr 10 2015 
5-year lows: Thoratec Corp, Brady Corp, General Cable Corp, and UTi Worldwide Inc. Aug 25 2014 
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: RDC, EXXI, RP, BGC, SLRC Aug 17 2014 
Mario Gabelli Does Not Just Look at a Stock's Price Movement Jan 29 2014 
Magic Joel Greenblatt on a Spree in Second Quarter, Reduction Highlights Aug 17 2013 
My 3 Favorite Stocks with Big Dividend Hikes from Last Month May 29 2013 
Brady Corp (BRC) Dividend Stock Analysis Jul 27 2012 
Weekly Top Insider Buys: SLB, APA, CHK, DCI, BGC Jul 02 2012 

More From Other Websites
General Cable Completes Sale of Its Thailand Operations Aug 31 2015
General Cable Completes Sale of Its Thailand Operations Aug 31 2015
General Cable Completes Sale of Its Thailand Operations Aug 31 2015
The Shuman Law Firm Investigates General Cable Corp. Aug 31 2015
Cincinnati stocks' wild ride continues Aug 25 2015
GENERAL CABLE CORP /DE/ Financials Aug 21 2015
10-Q for General Cable Corp. Aug 12 2015
GENERAL CABLE CORP /DE/ Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report Aug 10 2015
Edited Transcript of BGC earnings conference call or presentation 6-Aug-15 12:30pm GMT Aug 06 2015
General Cable Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 8:30 am ET today Aug 06 2015
GENERAL CABLE CORP /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition Aug 05 2015
General Cable Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results Aug 05 2015
General Cable reports 2Q loss Aug 05 2015
General Cable reports 2Q loss Aug 05 2015
General Cable Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results Aug 05 2015
Q2 2015 General Cable Corp Earnings Release - After Market Close Aug 05 2015
General Cable Declares Dividend Jul 28 2015
General Cable Declares Dividend Jul 28 2015
5 Industrial Stocks to Dazzle this Earnings Season - Earnings ESP Jul 17 2015
General Cable Announces Agreement to Sell Its Asia Pacific Operations Jul 16 2015

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK