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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.65
HWCC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HWCC: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HWCC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.65
0.01
0.76
Interest Coverage 2.78
HWCC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.69 vs. HWCC: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HWCC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.68  Med: 21.95 Max: 41.84
Current: 2.78
6.68
41.84
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.85
M-Score: -3.58
WACC vs ROIC
8.45%
0.11%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.77
HWCC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. HWCC: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HWCC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 6.94 Max: 16.41
Current: 0.77
1.95
16.41
Net-margin (%) -0.11
HWCC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. HWCC: -0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HWCC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 4.09 Max: 9.48
Current: -0.11
0.66
9.48
ROE (%) -0.32
HWCC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. HWCC: -0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HWCC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 15.00 Max: 74.44
Current: -0.32
1.93
74.44
ROA (%) -0.20
HWCC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. HWCC: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HWCC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 8.41 Max: 30.89
Current: -0.2
1.17
30.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.83
HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. HWCC: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
HWCC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.56  Med: 21.05 Max: 70.95
Current: 1.83
4.56
70.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -6.50
HWCC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. HWCC: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 5.15 Max: 23.6
Current: -6.5
-6.5
23.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -33.60
HWCC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. HWCC: -33.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.20 Max: 49.9
Current: -33.6
0
49.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.90
HWCC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. HWCC: -49.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HWCC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.9  Med: 5.90 Max: 444.7
Current: -49.9
-49.9
444.7
» HWCC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

HWCC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 26,233 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 93,592 sh (+107.93%)
David Nierenberg 944,422 sh (+102.05%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,184,900 sh (-3.50%)
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Q3 2015

HWCC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Charles Brandes 94,440 sh (+0.91%)
David Nierenberg 949,422 sh (+0.53%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,863,000 sh (-14.73%)
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Q4 2015

HWCC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 44,400 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 152,100 sh (+61.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,509,971 sh (-18.95%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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
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history
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 4.31
HWCC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. HWCC: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
HWCC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 13.98 Max: 538.85
Current: 4.31
3.51
538.85
P/B 0.98
HWCC's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HWCC: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HWCC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.31 Max: 7.28
Current: 0.98
0.86
7.28
P/S 0.36
HWCC's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. HWCC: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HWCC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.36
0.27
1.76
PFCF 3.79
HWCC's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. HWCC: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
HWCC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.08  Med: 13.68 Max: 379.01
Current: 3.79
3.08
379.01
POCF 3.40
HWCC's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. HWCC: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HWCC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 14.14 Max: 602.14
Current: 3.4
2.78
602.14
EV-to-EBIT 58.29
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.07 vs. HWCC: 58.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 10.80 Max: 71.3
Current: 58.29
3.4
71.3
EV-to-EBITDA 25.51
HWCC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
81% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. HWCC: 25.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 9.90 Max: 31.2
Current: 25.51
3.2
31.2
Shiller P/E 6.15
HWCC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.95 vs. HWCC: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HWCC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 9.92 Max: 13.19
Current: 6.15
5.36
13.19
Current Ratio 6.51
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. HWCC: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HWCC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.47 Max: 7.63
Current: 6.51
2.1
7.63
Quick Ratio 2.66
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. HWCC: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HWCC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.20 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.66
0.95
3.22
Days Inventory 121.12
HWCC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.37 vs. HWCC: 121.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HWCC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.2  Med: 95.13 Max: 124.12
Current: 121.12
69.2
124.12
Days Sales Outstanding 53.99
HWCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.28 vs. HWCC: 53.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HWCC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.37  Med: 58.24 Max: 80.26
Current: 53.99
51.37
80.26
Days Payable 12.46
HWCC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 41.53 vs. HWCC: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HWCC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.59  Med: 15.69 Max: 29.66
Current: 12.46
9.59
29.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.17
HWCC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. HWCC: 5.17 )
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: 5.17
0.36
8.3
Dividend Growth (3y) 5.30
HWCC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
50% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. HWCC: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
HWCC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.70 Max: 31.4
Current: 5.3
0
31.4
Forward Dividend Yield 4.14
HWCC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. HWCC: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.92
HWCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. HWCC: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HWCC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 4.08 Max: 11.11
Current: 6.92
0.48
11.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.30
HWCC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. HWCC: 2.30 )
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: 0.30 Max: 5.5
Current: 2.3
-9
5.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.45
HWCC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. HWCC: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
HWCC' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 3.34 Max: 7.04
Current: 1.45
1.31
7.04
Price/Tangible Book 1.24
HWCC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. HWCC: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HWCC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 3.07 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.24
1.11
6.73
Price/Projected FCF 0.46
HWCC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HWCC: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HWCC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.46
0.43
1.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.54
HWCC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. HWCC: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HWCC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.69
Current: 0.54
0.47
2.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.69
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HWCC: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HWCC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 9.25 Max: 29.5
Current: 1.69
1.4
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -6.36
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. HWCC: -6.36 )
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: 4.30 Max: 16.4
Current: -6.36
-17.1
16.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $291.2
EPS (TTM) $ -0.02
Beta1.44
Short Percentage of Float2.80%
52-Week Range $4.79 - 9.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.55

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