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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.51
NAS:HWCC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NAS:HWCC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:HWCC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.51
0.01
0.7
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 3.62
Beneish M-Score: -3.06
WACC vs ROIC
10.41%
-3.91%
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 % -2.50
NAS:HWCC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. NAS:HWCC: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:HWCC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 5.96 Max: 13.84
Current: -2.5
-2.5
13.84
Net Margin % -2.30
NAS:HWCC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NAS:HWCC: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:HWCC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 3.5 Max: 8.42
Current: -2.3
-2.3
8.42
ROE % -6.33
NAS:HWCC's ROE % is ranked lower than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. NAS:HWCC: -6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.33  Med: 11.92 Max: 39.55
Current: -6.33
-6.33
39.55
ROA % -3.90
NAS:HWCC's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. NAS:HWCC: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 7.01 Max: 23.62
Current: -3.9
-3.9
23.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -5.88
NAS:HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.06 vs. NAS:HWCC: -5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.88  Med: 16.72 Max: 52.02
Current: -5.88
-5.88
52.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.20
NAS:HWCC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NAS:HWCC: -9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:HWCC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: 3.2 Max: 23.6
Current: -9.2
-9.2
23.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-06-10 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

HWCC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 72,600 sh (+63.51%)
Charles Brandes 169,254 sh (+11.28%)
Chuck Royce 1,487,979 sh (-1.46%)
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Q2 2016

HWCC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Charles Brandes 226,939 sh (+34.08%)
Chuck Royce 1,487,979 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 68,000 sh (-6.34%)
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Q3 2016

HWCC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 78,600 sh (+15.59%)
Charles Brandes 248,081 sh (+9.32%)
Chuck Royce 1,487,979 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

HWCC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 95,200 sh (+21.12%)
Charles Brandes 279,354 sh (+12.61%)
Chuck Royce 1,461,579 sh (-1.77%)
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 423610    SIC: 5063
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Houston Wire & Cable Co provides specialty wires and cable and related services to the U.S. electrical distribution market.

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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.44
HWCC's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
84% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. HWCC: 9.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 13.48 Max: 538.85
Current: 9.44
3.51
538.85
PB Ratio 1.23
HWCC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HWCC: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HWCC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.22 Max: 7.28
Current: 1.23
0.86
7.28
PS Ratio 0.42
HWCC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. HWCC: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HWCC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.42
0.27
1.76
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 6.96
HWCC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. HWCC: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.08  Med: 12.98 Max: 379.01
Current: 6.96
3.08
379.01
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.42
HWCC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
78% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. HWCC: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 12.55 Max: 602.14
Current: 6.42
2.78
602.14
EV-to-EBIT -26.78
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.96 vs. HWCC: -26.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -222.4  Med: 10.3 Max: 71.3
Current: -26.78
-222.4
71.3
EV-to-EBITDA -49.75
HWCC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. HWCC: -49.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -106.7  Med: 9.7 Max: 54
Current: -49.75
-106.7
54
Shiller PE Ratio 8.84
HWCC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 27.57 vs. HWCC: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HWCC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 9.17 Max: 12.28
Current: 8.84
5.31
12.28
Current Ratio 5.11
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. HWCC: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HWCC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 4.47 Max: 6.38
Current: 5.11
3.16
6.38
Quick Ratio 1.90
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HWCC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HWCC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.05 Max: 2.71
Current: 1.9
1.62
2.71
Days Inventory 123.88
HWCC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
77% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 70.56 vs. HWCC: 123.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HWCC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.32  Med: 103.04 Max: 136.04
Current: 123.88
81.32
136.04
Days Sales Outstanding 62.33
HWCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.96 vs. HWCC: 62.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HWCC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.37  Med: 58.41 Max: 80.26
Current: 62.33
51.37
80.26
Days Payable 14.70
HWCC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.45 vs. HWCC: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HWCC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.59  Med: 14.71 Max: 29.66
Current: 14.7
9.59
29.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.22
HWCC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
52% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. HWCC: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
HWCC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 3.05 Max: 8.3
Current: 2.22
0.36
8.3
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -29.10
HWCC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HWCC: -29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
HWCC' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -29.1 Max: 31.4
Current: -29.1
0
31.4
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.30
HWCC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
85% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HWCC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
HWCC' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.79 Max: 4.87
Current: 1.3
0.21
4.87
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
HWCC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. HWCC: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HWCC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: 0.6 Max: 5.5
Current: 2.8
-9
5.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.69
HWCC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. HWCC: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 3.21 Max: 6.17
Current: 2.69
1.37
6.17
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.06
HWCC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. HWCC: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 2.9 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.06
1.11
5.54
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.55
HWCC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. HWCC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.55
0.43
1.19
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.70
HWCC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HWCC: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
HWCC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.96
Current: 0.7
0.48
1.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3.73
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. HWCC: -3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HWCC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.73  Med: 9.3 Max: 29.5
Current: -3.73
-3.73
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -15.88
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. HWCC: -15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
HWCC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.1  Med: 4.1 Max: 16.4
Current: -15.88
-17.1
16.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $261.6
EPS (TTM) $ -0.37
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float2.34%
52-Week Range $5.10 - 8.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.51
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