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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
BGC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. BGC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BGC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.06
0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.11
BGC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BGC: 0.11 )
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: 0.34
Current: 0.11
0.06
0.34
Interest Coverage 0.61
BGC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.76 vs. BGC: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BGC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 2.16 Max: 7.56
Current: 0.61
0.22
7.56
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
13.77%
3.97%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.39
BGC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BGC: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BGC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.57  Med: 3.71 Max: 7.93
Current: 1.39
-4.57
7.93
Net-margin (%) -1.33
BGC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BGC: -1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BGC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.65  Med: 0.9 Max: 4.52
Current: -1.33
-11.65
4.52
ROE (%) -18.74
BGC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. BGC: -18.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BGC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.46  Med: 3.72 Max: 37.49
Current: -18.74
-72.46
37.49
ROA (%) -1.94
BGC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BGC: -1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BGC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.8  Med: 1.11 Max: 7.23
Current: -1.94
-15.8
7.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.88
BGC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.85 vs. BGC: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.55  Med: 9.14 Max: 30.41
Current: 1.88
-21.55
30.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.80
BGC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BGC: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 8.6 Max: 29.2
Current: -9.8
-10.7
29.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -46.00
BGC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BGC: -46.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BGC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46  Med: -3.3 Max: 61.1
Current: -46
-46
61.1
» BGC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

BGC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 161,100 sh (+171.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,758,774 sh (+2.73%)
Richard Pzena 1,709,779 sh (-3.35%)
Pioneer Investments 100,247 sh (-41.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 267,033 sh (-77.54%)
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Q4 2015

BGC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 291,700 sh (+81.07%)
Richard Pzena 1,723,104 sh (+0.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,719,374 sh (-2.24%)
Pioneer Investments 37,557 sh (-62.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,544 sh (-73.96%)
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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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Preferred stocks of General Cable Corp

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

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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 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

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 64.10
BGC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. BGC: 64.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.87
BGC's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BGC: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BGC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.48 Max: 7.98
Current: 2.87
0.46
7.98
P/S 0.19
BGC's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BGC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BGC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.29 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.19
0.07
1.09
PFCF 30.93
BGC's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.09 vs. BGC: 30.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BGC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 19.29 Max: 125.71
Current: 30.93
2.13
125.71
POCF 9.38
BGC's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. BGC: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BGC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 9.6 Max: 198.77
Current: 9.38
1.74
198.77
EV-to-EBIT 62.60
BGC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. BGC: 62.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BGC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.4  Med: 12.2 Max: 63.1
Current: 62.6
-87.4
63.1
EV-to-EBITDA 15.38
BGC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. BGC: 15.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BGC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.9  Med: 8.6 Max: 37
Current: 15.38
-51.9
37
Current Ratio 1.88
BGC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. BGC: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BGC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.88
1.33
3.28
Quick Ratio 1.06
BGC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BGC: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BGC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.06
0.61
1.7
Days Inventory 86.38
BGC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.00 vs. BGC: 86.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BGC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.97  Med: 82.39 Max: 87.83
Current: 86.38
52.97
87.83
Days Sales Outstanding 70.41
BGC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.61 vs. BGC: 70.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BGC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.34  Med: 72.14 Max: 88.7
Current: 70.41
59.34
88.7
Days Payable 44.53
BGC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
53% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 41.52 vs. BGC: 44.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BGC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.4  Med: 67.03 Max: 86.57
Current: 44.53
39.4
86.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.55
BGC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. BGC: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BGC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.23 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.55
0.53
9.68
Forward Dividend Yield 4.48
BGC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BGC: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.55
BGC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. BGC: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BGC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.23 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.55
0.53
9.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.50
BGC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. BGC: 0.50 )
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: 0.5 Max: 3.9
Current: 0.5
-15.3
3.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.62
BGC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BGC: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BGC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.57 Max: 12.04
Current: 3.62
1.09
12.04
Price/Projected FCF 0.89
BGC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BGC: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BGC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.95 Max: 9.85
Current: 0.89
0.57
9.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
BGC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BGC: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BGC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.51
Current: 0.69
0.21
3.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.59
BGC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BGC: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BGC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 7.8 Max: 26.2
Current: 1.59
1.59
26.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.82
BGC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. BGC: 6.82 )
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: -5.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 45.9
Current: 6.82
-5.1
45.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,905
EPS (TTM) $ -1.10
Beta2.97
Short Percentage of Float13.77%
52-Week Range $6.22 - 16.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)49.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 3,774 3,750
EPS ($) 0.25 1.25
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.25 1.25
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.72 0.72
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