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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
BGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. BGC: 0.18 )
BGC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18

Equity to Asset 0.18
BGC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. BGC: 0.18 )
BGC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.18

0.06
0.34
Interest Coverage 1.69
BGC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.59 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: 4
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -2.98
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -3.88
BGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. BGC: -3.88 )
BGC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 11.26
Current: -3.88

1.08
11.26
Net-margin (%) -7.39
BGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. BGC: -7.39 )
BGC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.65   Max: 6.19
Current: -7.39

-1.65
6.19
ROE (%) -44.35
BGC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. BGC: -44.35 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.93   Max: 47.53
Current: -44.35

-28.93
47.53
ROA (%) -10.19
BGC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. BGC: -10.19 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.43   Max: 11.72
Current: -10.19

-2.43
11.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.93
BGC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. BGC: -9.93 )
BGC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 55.39
Current: -9.93

3.25
55.39
Revenue Growth (%) 12.40
BGC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BGC: 12.40 )
BGC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 37.7
Current: 12.4

-17.1
37.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.50
BGC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. BGC: 0.50 )
BGC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 61.1
Current: 0.5

-28.1
61.1
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Guru Trades

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%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

BGC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 99,642 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 316,821 sh (New)
Jim Simons 186,630 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,572 sh (+164.59%)
Chuck Royce 923,544 sh (+21.3%)
David Dreman 277,498 sh (+4.07%)
Pioneer Investments 719,755 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BGC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 7,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 461,400 sh (+147.23%)
Chuck Royce 1,052,844 sh (+14%)
Pioneer Investments 719,755 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 19,700 sh (-47.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 137,523 sh (-56.59%)
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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%)
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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%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Pzena 2014-09-30 New Buy0.06%$15.45 - $26.18 $ 14.46-34%741319
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -57.56%0.03%$15.45 - $26.18 $ 14.46-34%58370
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $15.45 - $26.18 $ 14.46-34%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.55%$22.97 - $26.48 $ 14.46-42%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -56.59%0.07%$22.97 - $26.48 $ 14.46-42%137523
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy$22.97 - $26.48 $ 14.46-42%7900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.12%$25.53 - $31.4 $ 14.46-50%316821
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$25.53 - $31.4 $ 14.46-50%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 46.62%$28.07 - $34.41 $ 14.46-52%31629
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -76.4%0.72%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 14.46-54%237877
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 14.46-54%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$29.69 - $32.89 $ 14.46-54%21572
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.3%0.14%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 14.46-57%1007880
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -61.48%0.05%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 14.46-57%16962
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$29.43 - $36.71 $ 14.46-57%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -73.1%0.21%$30.41 - $36.63 $ 14.46-57%44037
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$30.41 - $36.63 $ 14.46-57%58634
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.87%$24.71 - $31.98 $ 14.46-48%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 408.29%0.2%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 14.46-49%131734
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.18%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 14.46-49%0
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$24.14 - $32.75 $ 14.46-49%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Reduce -45.02%0.13%$26.24 - $34.54 $ 14.46-48%298000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -55.15%0.09%$26.24 - $34.54 $ 14.46-48%25917
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.17%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 14.46-44%57785
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 20.78%0.14%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 14.46-44%1413049
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Reduce -42.51%0.09%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 14.46-44%135400
John Keeley 2011-12-31 Reduce -23.23%0.09%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 14.46-44%542000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$21.36 - $30.37 $ 14.46-44%0
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Add 22.71%0.13%$20.89 - $44.44 $ 14.46-56%1169925
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BGCAP0.001.555 3/4 % Conv Pfd Series -A-

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.00
BGC's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 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 0.10
BGC's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. BGC: 0.10 )
BGC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.1

0.07
1.09
EV-to-EBIT -8.59
BGC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. BGC: -8.59 )
BGC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -46.5   Max: 27.8
Current: -8.59

-46.5
27.8
Current Ratio 1.75
BGC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. BGC: 1.75 )
BGC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.28
Current: 1.75

1.33
3.28
Quick Ratio 0.98
BGC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. BGC: 0.98 )
BGC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.98

0.61
1.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.30
BGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. BGC: 5.30 )
BGC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.55
Current: 5.3

0.53
5.55
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.00
BGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. BGC: 5.00 )
BGC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.55
Current: 5

0.53
5.55
Share Buyback Rate 2.40
BGC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.13
BGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. BGC: 1.13 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 13.11
Current: 1.13

1.09
13.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.56
BGC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. BGC: 0.56 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 9.88
Current: 0.56

0.57
9.88
Price/Median PS Value 0.38
BGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BGC: 0.38 )
BGC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.44
Current: 0.38

0.18
3.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -12.40
BGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
72% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BGC: -12.40 )
BGC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 25.9
Current: -12.4

3.6
25.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.36
BGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. BGC: 5.36 )
BGC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -47.2   Max: 53
Current: 5.36

-47.2
53

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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
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