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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
OCC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. OCC: 0.11 )
OCC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.62
OCC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. OCC: 0.62 )
OCC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.62

0.62
0.92
Interest Coverage 3.22
OCC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 115.57 vs. OCC: 3.22 )
OCC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.22

1.64
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.99
M-Score: -2.19
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.60
OCC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. OCC: 1.60 )
OCC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.06   Max: 26.33
Current: 1.6

-8.06
26.33
Net-margin (%) 0.82
OCC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. OCC: 0.82 )
OCC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.14   Max: 16.59
Current: 0.82

-11.14
16.59
ROE (%) 2.27
OCC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. OCC: 2.27 )
OCC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.86   Max: 28.36
Current: 2.27

-18.86
28.36
ROA (%) 1.45
OCC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. OCC: 1.45 )
OCC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.09   Max: 23.61
Current: 1.45

-14.09
23.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.42
OCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. OCC: 3.42 )
OCC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.26   Max: 78.95
Current: 3.42

-16.26
78.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
OCC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. OCC: 1.80 )
OCC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 13.7
Current: 1.8

-7.2
13.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.50
OCC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
125% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. OCC: -9.50 )
OCC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.9   Max: 72.7
Current: -9.5

-50.9
72.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
OCC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. OCC: -3.10 )
OCC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -78.1   Max: 71
Current: -3.1

-78.1
71
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 81.90
OCC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.50 vs. OCC: 81.90 )
OCC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.01   Max: 469.09
Current: 81.9

7.01
469.09
P/B 1.10
OCC's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. OCC: 1.10 )
OCC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.1

0.32
1.71
P/S 0.40
OCC's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. OCC: 0.40 )
OCC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.4

0.17
1.4
PFCF 31.70
OCC's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 350.00 vs. OCC: 31.70 )
OCC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 158
Current: 31.7

3.88
158
EV-to-EBIT 30.60
OCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 61.99 vs. OCC: 30.60 )
OCC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2351.7   Max: 10777.8
Current: 30.6

-2351.7
10777.8
Current Ratio 3.80
OCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. OCC: 3.80 )
OCC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 8.04
Current: 3.8

1.97
8.04
Quick Ratio 1.92
OCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. OCC: 1.92 )
OCC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.92

1.01
4.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.70
OCC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. OCC: 1.70 )
OCC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.7

0.3
2.21
Dividend Payout 0.79
OCC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
71% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. OCC: 0.79 )
OCC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.79

0.14
0.8
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
OCC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. OCC: 26.00 )
OCC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 100
Current: 26

0
100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 19.26
OCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. OCC: 19.26 )
OCC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 25.04
Current: 19.26

3.4
25.04
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
OCC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. OCC: -2.40 )
OCC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.3   Max: -4.5
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 23.80
OCC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. OCC: 23.80 )
OCC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 73.26
Current: 23.8

1.86
73.26
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
OCC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. OCC: 1.10 )
OCC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 30.95
Current: 1.1

0.45
30.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
OCC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. OCC: 1.20 )
OCC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.2

0.4
1.49
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
OCC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. OCC: 1.10 )
OCC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 42.22
Current: 1.1

0.75
42.22
Price/Graham Number 1.60
OCC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. OCC: 1.60 )
OCC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 15
Current: 1.6

0.63
15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
OCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
76% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. OCC: 3.30 )
OCC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 20.1
Current: 3.3

1.2
20.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.41
OCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. OCC: 6.41 )
OCC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 66.7
Current: 6.41

0.9
66.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Optical Cable Corp was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983. The Company is a manufacturer of a range of fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market, offering an integrated suite of high quality, warranted products which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers' offerings. Its product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. Its products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes, and other cable and connectivity management accessories, and are designed to meet the demanding needs of end-users. The Company manufactures its fiber optic cables at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, its commercial connectivity products at its ISO 9001:2008 registered facility located near Asheville, North Carolina, and its military and harsh environment connectivity products and systems at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located near Dallas, Texas. The fiber optic and copper cabling and connectivity products and solutions are used for transmission of data, video and voice communications over various distances. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells various top-tier fiber optic cables that provide high bandwidth transmission of data, video and voice communications over short- to moderate-distances. The tight-buffered fiber optic cables address the needs of multiple uses ranging from the enterprise market; in particular, commercial, enterprise network, data center, residential and campus installations to specialty and harsh environment markets including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications, and to a lesser extent the access market. The Company offers cables combining different types of optical fiber and/or copper wires, with copper wires being used as power feeds or to facilitate the transition from copper wire to optical fiber-based systems without further installation of fiber optic cables. Its composite cables include a line of security cables which combine copper power feeds with optical fiber in the cables making them particularly well suited for surveillance cameras and other specialty applications. It also offer specialty fiber optic cables, such as for use in military ground tactical, industrial (including tray cables), mining, deployable broadcast, oil and gas, festoon, pierside and high density datacenter applications. The Company's products are sold to distributors, regional distributo
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