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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.30
BGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BGC: 0.30 )
BGC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.3

0.01
0.54
Equity to Asset 0.28
BGC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. BGC: 0.28 )
BGC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.28

0.06
0.33
Interest Coverage 1.69
BGC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. BGC: 1.69 )
BGC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 7.81
Current: 1.69

0.36
7.81
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.19
M-Score: -2.51
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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Operating margin (%) 3.30
BGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. BGC: 3.30 )
BGC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 11.26
Current: 3.3

1.08
11.26
Net-margin (%) -0.28
BGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. BGC: -0.28 )
BGC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.65   Max: 6.19
Current: -0.28

-1.65
6.19
ROE (%) -1.39
BGC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. BGC: -1.39 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -39.41   Max: 43.46
Current: -1.39

-39.41
43.46
ROA (%) -0.39
BGC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. BGC: -0.39 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.47   Max: 10.94
Current: -0.39

-2.47
10.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.92
BGC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. BGC: 8.92 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 29.37
Current: 8.92

3.36
29.37
Revenue Growth (%) 12.40
BGC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BGC: 12.40 )
BGC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.7   Max: 29.2
Current: 12.4

-10.7
29.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.20
BGC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. BGC: 2.20 )
BGC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 61.1
Current: 2.2

-28.1
61.1
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BGC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 58,634 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 232,344 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 335,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 1,149,281 sh (-2.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 254,000 sh (-4.76%)
Jim Simons 72,300 sh (-54.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 44,037 sh (-73.1%)
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Q2 2013

BGC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 43,718 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 586,344 sh (+152.36%)
Pioneer Investments 335,500 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman 1,007,880 sh (-12.3%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,962 sh (-61.48%)
Jim Simons 25,800 sh (-64.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 72,000 sh (-71.65%)
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Q3 2013

BGC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 21,572 sh (New)
Jim Simons 55,800 sh (+116.28%)
Chuck Royce 702,344 sh (+19.78%)
Pioneer Investments 335,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 22,248 sh (-49.11%)
David Dreman 237,877 sh (-76.4%)
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Q4 2013

BGC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 719,755 sh (+114.53%)
Ray Dalio 31,629 sh (+46.62%)
David Dreman 266,646 sh (+12.09%)
Chuck Royce 761,344 sh (+8.4%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BGC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 46.62%$28.07 - $34.41 $ 26.08-14%31629
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -76.4%0.72%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 26.08-17%237877
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 26.08-17%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 26.08-17%21572
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.3%0.14%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 26.08-22%1007880
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -61.48%0.05%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 26.08-22%16962
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 26.08-22%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -73.1%0.21%$30.41 - $36.63 $ 26.08-22%44037
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$30.41 - $36.63 $ 26.08-22%58634
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.87%$24.71 - $31.98 $ 26.08-6%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 408.29%0.2%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 26.08-8%131734
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.18%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 26.08-8%0
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 26.08-8%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -45.02%0.13%$26.24 - $34.54 $ 26.08-7%298000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -55.15%0.09%$26.24 - $34.54 $ 26.08-7%25917
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.17%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 26.080%57785
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 20.78%0.14%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 26.080%1413049
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Reduce -42.51%0.09%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 26.080%135400
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Reduce -23.23%0.09%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 26.080%542000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 26.080%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Add 22.71%0.13%$20.89 - $44.44 $ 26.08-20%1169925
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Add 29.52%0.08%$35.79 - $48.54 $ 26.08-38%280400
Meridian Funds 2011-03-31 New Buy0.28%$33.71 - $45.48 $ 26.08-35%216500
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
BGC's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BGC: 1.00 )
BGC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 7.98
Current: 1

0.46
7.98
P/S 0.20
BGC's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BGC: 0.20 )
BGC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.2

0.07
1.09
EV-to-EBIT 11.10
BGC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. BGC: 11.10 )
BGC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 27.8
Current: 11.1

3.6
27.8
Shiller P/E 24.50
BGC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. BGC: 24.50 )
BGC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 349.27
Current: 24.5

4.16
349.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.76
BGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BGC: 2.76 )
BGC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.76

0.53
2.85
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.80
BGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BGC: 2.80 )
BGC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.8

0.53
2.85
Share Buyback Rate 2.40
BGC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BGC: 2.40 )
BGC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1   Max: -15.7
Current: 2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 1.40
BGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BGC: 1.40 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 12.05
Current: 1.4

1.14
12.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
BGC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BGC: 0.70 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.46
Current: 0.7

0.64
4.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
BGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BGC: 0.70 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.85
Current: 0.7

0.2
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
BGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BGC: 9.00 )
BGC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 27.7
Current: 9

3.6
27.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.57
BGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. BGC: 3.57 )
BGC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -48.4   Max: 53.5
Current: 3.57

-48.4
53.5

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, MMM, ARG, AP, EMR » details
Traded in other countries:GCA.Germany
General Cable Corporation is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated in April 1994. It develops, designs, manufactures, markets, distributes and installs copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products. It has three operating and reportable segments based on geographic regions: North America, which mainly consists of operations in the United States and Canada, Europe and North Africa, and Rest of World or ROW, which consists of operations in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The North America segment engages in the development, design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wires and cables mainly in the United States and Canada mainly to domestic customers for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure and communications industries. The Europe and North Africa segment designs, manufactures, markets and distributes copper, aluminum and fiber optic cables originating in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and Algeria and services markets throughout Europe and North Africa. This segment produces electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction, and communications products. The main ROW segment develops, designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes wire and cable products for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction and communications markets as well as rod mill products, specifically copper and aluminum rod. The Company manufactures low- and medium-voltage aluminum and copper distribution cable, bare overhead aluminum conductor and high-voltage transmission cable. The Company provides installation services for high-voltage and extra-high-voltage transmission cables used in certain overhead and underground applications. Electrical Infrastructure products - This product group includes electrical infrastructure, portable cord products and transportation products and industrial harnesses. Its Polyrad(r) XT marine wire and cable products also provide superior properties and performance levels that are necessary for heavy-duty industrial applications to both onshore and offshore platforms, ships and oil rigs. Construction products - This product group includes wire and cable products for construction markets. These products consist of construction cables, building wire and flexible cords. Communication products -The communication products include wire and cable products that transmit low-voltage signals for voice and data applications and electronic wire and cables. One main product category is data communication products that include high-bandwidth twisted copper and fiber optic cables and multi-conductor cables for customer premises, local area networks and telephone company central offices. Another main product category includes outside plant telecommunications exchange cable, which is short haul trunk, feeder or distribution cable from a telephone company's central office to the subscriber premises. The

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