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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.11
BGC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BGC: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BGC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.11
0.01
0.54
Equity-to-Asset 0.07
BGC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BGC: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BGC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.07
0.06
0.33
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 2.23
Beneish M-Score: -3.23
WACC vs ROIC
17.93%
-1.99%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -0.49
BGC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. BGC: -0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BGC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.21  Med: 3.49 Max: 7.93
Current: -0.49
-5.21
7.93
Net Margin % -2.47
BGC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BGC: -2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BGC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.5  Med: 0.46 Max: 4.52
Current: -2.47
-10.5
4.52
ROE % -40.42
BGC's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. BGC: -40.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BGC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.46  Med: 1.89 Max: 37.49
Current: -40.42
-72.46
37.49
ROA % -3.87
BGC's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. BGC: -3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BGC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.8  Med: 0.53 Max: 6.94
Current: -3.87
-15.8
6.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -0.62
BGC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.06 vs. BGC: -0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BGC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.68  Med: 8.9 Max: 27.91
Current: -0.62
-24.68
27.91
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -12.70
BGC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BGC: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BGC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.7  Med: 5.6 Max: 29.2
Current: -12.7
-12.7
29.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -30.90
BGC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BGC: -30.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BGC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.7  Med: -4.2 Max: 61.1
Current: -30.9
-47.7
61.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 36.10
BGC's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BGC: 36.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BGC' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.7  Med: -24.9 Max: 105.2
Current: 36.1
-51.7
105.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-08 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BGC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 206,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 317,700 sh (+8.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,827 sh (+0.41%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,675,043 sh (-2.79%)
Chuck Royce 1,626,405 sh (-5.41%)
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Q2 2016

BGC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 308,100 sh (+49.49%)
Chuck Royce 1,629,905 sh (+0.22%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,674,245 sh (-0.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,000 sh (-11.92%)
Jim Simons 176,200 sh (-44.54%)
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Q3 2016

BGC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 439,600 sh (+149.49%)
Richard Pzena 1,708,742 sh (+2.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,622,505 sh (-0.45%)
Steven Cohen 230,400 sh (-25.22%)
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Q4 2016

BGC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 56,001 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,249 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,692,150 sh (-0.97%)
Chuck Royce 1,590,411 sh (-1.98%)
Jim Simons 380,800 sh (-13.38%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 335921    SIC: 3357
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Traded in other countries:GCA.Germany,
General Cable Corp is engaged 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.

General Cable is a manufacturer and distributor of wires and cables used in industrial applications. The company offers aluminum, copper, and fiber optic cables and wires, wire harnesses, and construction cables, which are used in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty, and communications markets. Further, General Cable provides turn-key services for the design, integration, and installation of high- and extra-high-voltage terrestrial and submarine systems. The company's largest geographical segment by revenue is North America.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 23.86
BGC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
66% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. BGC: 23.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BGC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.17  Med: 23.86 Max: 103.52
Current: 23.86
3.17
103.52
PB Ratio 5.39
BGC's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BGC: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BGC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.48 Max: 7.98
Current: 5.39
0.46
7.98
PS Ratio 0.22
BGC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. BGC: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BGC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.22
0.07
1.09
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.16
BGC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. BGC: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BGC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 19.97 Max: 266.67
Current: 12.16
2.24
266.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.47
BGC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
81% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. BGC: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BGC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 9.31 Max: 198.77
Current: 5.47
1.74
198.77
EV-to-EBITDA 21.69
BGC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. BGC: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BGC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.9  Med: 8.9 Max: 29.7
Current: 21.69
-32.9
29.7
Current Ratio 1.77
BGC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BGC: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BGC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.77
1.39
2.66
Quick Ratio 0.92
BGC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BGC: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BGC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.92
0.64
1.46
Days Inventory 85.77
BGC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 70.56 vs. BGC: 85.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BGC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.28  Med: 82.39 Max: 88.61
Current: 85.77
63.28
88.61
Days Sales Outstanding 63.85
BGC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.96 vs. BGC: 63.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BGC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 54.64  Med: 69.37 Max: 88.7
Current: 63.85
54.64
88.7
Days Payable 44.45
BGC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.45 vs. BGC: 44.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BGC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.11  Med: 63.83 Max: 86.57
Current: 44.45
36.11
86.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.31
BGC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. BGC: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BGC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.29 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.31
0.53
9.68
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.31
BGC's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
84% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. BGC: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.33
BGC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
66% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BGC: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BGC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.27 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.33
0.53
9.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
BGC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BGC: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BGC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: 0.2 Max: 3.9
Current: 0.1
-15.3
3.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.31
BGC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BGC: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BGC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.05 Max: 12.04
Current: 7.31
1.12
12.04
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.23
BGC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BGC: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BGC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.86 Max: 4.37
Current: 1.23
0.56
4.37
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.82
BGC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BGC: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BGC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.82
0.23
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.51
BGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. BGC: -0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BGC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.51  Med: 7.7 Max: 26.2
Current: -0.51
-0.51
26.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.31
BGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. BGC: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BGC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 7.5 Max: 45.9
Current: 5.31
-5.4
45.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,799
EPS (TTM) $ -1.93
Beta3.64
Short Percentage of Float9.75%
52-Week Range $10.38 - 20.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)49.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,750 4,200
EPS ($) 1.11 2.35
EPS without NRI ($) 1.11 2.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.72 0.72
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