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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.58
HWCC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. HWCC: 0.58 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.58

0.01
0.76
Interest Coverage 17.24
HWCC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. HWCC: 17.24 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 9999.99
Current: 17.24

1.53
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.64
M-Score: -2.44
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.24
HWCC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. HWCC: 6.24 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.46   Max: 16.41
Current: 6.24

4.46
16.41
Net-margin (%) 3.66
HWCC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HWCC: 3.66 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 9.48
Current: 3.66

0.14
9.48
ROE (%) 13.05
HWCC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. HWCC: 13.05 )
HWCC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.19   Max: 279.02
Current: 13.05

7.19
279.02
ROA (%) 7.50
HWCC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. HWCC: 7.50 )
HWCC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 30.89
Current: 7.5

0.65
30.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.82
HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. HWCC: 17.82 )
HWCC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.77   Max: 3657.58
Current: 17.82

12.77
3657.58
Revenue Growth (%) 7.10
HWCC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HWCC: 7.10 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 23.6
Current: 7.1

-5.4
23.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.60
HWCC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. HWCC: 5.60 )
HWCC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 49.7
Current: 5.6

0
49.7
EPS Growth (%) -3.50
HWCC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. HWCC: -3.50 )
HWCC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 445.1
Current: -3.5

-34.8
445.1
» HWCC's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

HWCC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 46,400 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 676,252 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,849,848 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 33,950 sh (-2.79%)
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Q1 2014

HWCC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,892,800 sh (+2.32%)
Charles Brandes 34,250 sh (+0.88%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 676,753 sh (+0.07%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

HWCC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Nierenberg 25,403 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,057,918 sh (+56.32%)
Chuck Royce 2,051,000 sh (+8.36%)
Charles Brandes 36,970 sh (+7.94%)
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Q3 2014

HWCC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Nierenberg 387,957 sh (+1427.21%)
Chuck Royce 2,031,600 sh (-0.95%)
Charles Brandes 35,777 sh (-3.23%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 997,896 sh (-5.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HWCC

(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
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Add 56.32%0.43%$11.41 - $13.21 $ 12-2%1057918
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 New Buy0.85%$12.65 - $14.4 $ 12-11%676252
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Add 26.91%$10.95 - $12.95 $ 121%34430
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$10.47 - $12.16 $ 127%0
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Add 39.31%$10.47 - $12.16 $ 127%27130
Charles Brandes 2012-06-30 New Buy$10.78 - $13.92 $ 122%18380
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$13.36 - $15.13 $ 12-12%21814
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.90
HWCC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. HWCC: 14.90 )
HWCC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 33.12
Current: 14.9

4.15
33.12
P/B 1.90
HWCC's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. HWCC: 1.90 )
HWCC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 7.27
Current: 1.9

1.15
7.27
P/S 0.50
HWCC's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. HWCC: 0.50 )
HWCC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.5

0.27
1.8
PFCF 28.70
HWCC's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 40.00 vs. HWCC: 28.70 )
HWCC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.24   Max: 438.57
Current: 28.7

3.24
438.57
EV-to-EBIT 10.71
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. HWCC: 10.71 )
HWCC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 22.6
Current: 10.71

3.4
22.6
PEG 1.07
HWCC's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HWCC: 1.07 )
HWCC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.75
Current: 1.07

1.37
3.75
Shiller P/E 16.30
HWCC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 36.81 vs. HWCC: 16.30 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.84   Max: 18.01
Current: 16.3

7.84
18.01
Current Ratio 5.26
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. HWCC: 5.26 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 5.78
Current: 5.26

2.1
5.78
Quick Ratio 2.36
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HWCC: 2.36 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.36

0.95
2.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
HWCC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. HWCC: 3.90 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 6.69
Current: 3.9

0.36
6.69
Dividend Payout 0.57
HWCC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. HWCC: 0.57 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.57

0.18
0.85
Dividend growth (3y) 7.30
HWCC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. HWCC: 7.30 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.4
Current: 7.3

0
31.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.95
HWCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HWCC: 4.95 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 8.5
Current: 4.95

0.46
8.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
HWCC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. HWCC: -0.40 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6   Max: -7.3
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 18.18
HWCC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HWCC: 18.18 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 55.77
Current: 18.18

6.05
55.77
Price/Tangible Book 2.49
HWCC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. HWCC: 2.49 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 6.75
Current: 2.49

1.83
6.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.89
HWCC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. HWCC: 0.89 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 1.48
Current: 0.89

0.85
1.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
HWCC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HWCC: 0.81 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.81

0.61
2.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.43
HWCC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HWCC: 1.43 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.54
Current: 1.43

0.88
3.54
Price/Graham Number 1.27
HWCC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. HWCC: 1.27 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.27

0.76
2.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.20
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. HWCC: 9.20 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 29.5
Current: 9.2

4.4
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.40
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. HWCC: 15.40 )
HWCC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 15.9
Current: 15.4

-18.3
15.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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Houston Wire & Cable Co was founded in 1975. The Company provides wire and cable and related services to the U.S. market. It provides its customers with a single-source solution for wire and cable, hardware and related services. It offer products in most categories of wire and cable, including: continuous and interlocked armor cable; control and power cable; electronic wire and cable; flexible and portable cords; instrumentation and thermocouple cable; lead and high temperature cable; medium voltage cable; premise and category wire and cable, primary and secondary aluminum distribution cable, wire rope and wire rope slings, as well as nylon slings, chain, shackles and other related hardware. It also offers private branded products, including its proprietary brand LifeGuard, a low-smoke, zero-halogen cable. The Company has three target markets: Utility market, Industrial Market & Infrastructure Market. The utility market includes large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives and municipal power authorities. The industrial market comprised of a diverse base of manufacturing and production companies. The infrastructure markets including education and health care institutions; air, ground and rail transportation; telecommunications, and wastewater are expected to continue to improve from post-recession lows that resulted from public funding shortfalls and budget constraints. The Company competes with many wire and cable providers on a national, regional and local basis. It is subject to regulation by various federal, state and local agencies.
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