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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.62
HWCC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. HWCC: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.62
0.01
0.76
Interest Coverage 21.77
HWCC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.99 vs. HWCC: 21.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 19.78 Max: 9999.99
Current: 21.77
1.53
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 5.68
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
7.90%
8.49%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.14
HWCC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. HWCC: 6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.46  Med: 6.67 Max: 16.41
Current: 6.14
4.46
16.41
Net-margin (%) 3.61
HWCC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. HWCC: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 3.50 Max: 9.48
Current: 3.61
0.14
9.48
ROE (%) 12.08
HWCC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. HWCC: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.19  Med: 21.50 Max: 279.02
Current: 12.08
7.19
279.02
ROA (%) 7.07
HWCC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. HWCC: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 9.06 Max: 30.89
Current: 7.07
0.65
30.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.28
HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. HWCC: 16.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.77  Med: 34.98 Max: 3657.58
Current: 16.28
12.77
3657.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
HWCC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. HWCC: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.4  Med: 7.10 Max: 23.6
Current: -0.3
-5.4
23.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.80
HWCC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. HWCC: -7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.60 Max: 49.7
Current: -7.8
0
49.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.50
HWCC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HWCC: -8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8  Med: 15.10 Max: 445.1
Current: -8.5
-34.8
445.1
» HWCC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2014

HWCC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,245,795 sh (+34.81%)
David Nierenberg 437,422 sh (+12.75%)
Chuck Royce 2,264,100 sh (+11.44%)
Chuck Royce 2,264,100 sh (+11.44%)
Charles Brandes 34,772 sh (-2.81%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 924,121 sh (-7.39%)
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Q1 2015

HWCC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Charles Brandes 45,012 sh (+29.45%)
David Nierenberg 467,422 sh (+6.86%)
Chuck Royce 2,264,100 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 898,716 sh (-2.75%)
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Q2 2015

HWCC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

David Nierenberg 886,122 sh (+89.58%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 77,182 sh (-91.41%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.94
HWCC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. HWCC: 11.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.15  Med: 14.32 Max: 33.12
Current: 11.94
4.15
33.12
Forward P/E 10.22
HWCC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. HWCC: 10.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.90
HWCC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. HWCC: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.17  Med: 14.27 Max: 32.82
Current: 11.9
4.17
32.82
P/B 1.47
HWCC's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. HWCC: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HWCC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.40 Max: 7.27
Current: 1.47
1.15
7.27
P/S 0.44
HWCC's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. HWCC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HWCC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.44
0.27
1.8
PFCF 6.07
HWCC's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. HWCC: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HWCC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.24  Med: 15.44 Max: 438.57
Current: 6.07
3.24
438.57
POCF 5.67
HWCC's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. HWCC: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HWCC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.16  Med: 15.62 Max: 562
Current: 5.67
3.16
562
EV-to-EBIT 9.11
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. HWCC: 9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HWCC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 10.10 Max: 22.6
Current: 9.11
3.4
22.6
PEG 1.04
HWCC's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. HWCC: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
HWCC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.59 Max: 18.07
Current: 1.04
1.37
18.07
Shiller P/E 12.25
HWCC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.98 vs. HWCC: 12.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.84  Med: 12.51 Max: 18.08
Current: 12.25
7.84
18.08
Current Ratio 7.63
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. HWCC: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.33 Max: 7.63
Current: 7.63
2.1
7.63
Quick Ratio 3.22
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HWCC: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.22
Current: 3.22
0.95
3.22
Days Inventory 109.99
HWCC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 66.97 vs. HWCC: 109.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 41.43  Med: 93.31 Max: 121.85
Current: 109.99
41.43
121.85
Days Sales Outstanding 54.22
HWCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 56.76 vs. HWCC: 54.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.45  Med: 58.20 Max: 80.26
Current: 54.22
47.45
80.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.21
HWCC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HWCC: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.96 Max: 6.69
Current: 5.21
0.36
6.69
Dividend Payout 0.63
HWCC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
74% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. HWCC: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.63
0.18
0.92
Dividend growth (3y) 9.80
HWCC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. HWCC: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 31.4
Current: 9.8
0
31.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.21
HWCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. HWCC: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.09 Max: 9.25
Current: 7.21
0.5
9.25
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
HWCC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. HWCC: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6  Med: -0.40 Max: -7.3
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.14
HWCC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. HWCC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.97  Med: 3.71 Max: 7.04
Current: 2.14
1.97
7.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
HWCC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HWCC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 3.37 Max: 6.74
Current: 1.9
1.83
6.74
Price/Projected FCF 0.75
HWCC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. HWCC: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.75
0.8
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
HWCC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HWCC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.67
Current: 0.67
0.62
2.67
Price/Graham Number 1.01
HWCC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HWCC: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.55 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.01
0.76
2.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.96
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. HWCC: 10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 9.90 Max: 29.5
Current: 10.96
4.4
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.18
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. HWCC: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
HWCC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -18.6  Med: 6.30 Max: 17.1
Current: 11.18
-18.6
17.1

Business Description

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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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