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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
WIRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. WIRE: No Debt )
WIRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.87
WIRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. WIRE: 0.87 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.87

0.48
0.89
Interest Coverage 266.49
WIRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. WIRE: 266.49 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 266.49
Current: 266.49

0.41
266.49
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 12.72
M-Score: -2.13
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 6.10
WIRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. WIRE: 6.10 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 14.77
Current: 6.1

0.46
14.77
Net-margin (%) 4.05
WIRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. WIRE: 4.05 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 9.22
Current: 4.05

-0.33
9.22
ROE (%) 10.27
WIRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. WIRE: 10.27 )
WIRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.24   Max: 35.2
Current: 10.27

-1.24
35.2
ROA (%) 8.92
WIRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. WIRE: 8.92 )
WIRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.59   Max: 24.28
Current: 8.92

-0.59
24.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.06
WIRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. WIRE: 16.06 )
WIRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 44.75
Current: 16.06

1.1
44.75
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
WIRE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. WIRE: 12.70 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.2   Max: 46.5
Current: 12.7

-19.2
46.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 38.00
WIRE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WIRE: 38.00 )
WIRE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.8   Max: 111.3
Current: 38

-51.8
111.3
EPS Growth (%) 50.70
WIRE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WIRE: 50.70 )
WIRE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -68   Max: 101.6
Current: 50.7

-68
101.6
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

WIRE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 373,630 sh (-3.24%)
Third Avenue Management 746,563 sh (-3.87%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 424,246 sh (-9.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,452 sh (-42.43%)
Jim Simons 11,637 sh (-54.07%)
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Q3 2013

WIRE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,000 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 746,563 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 342,079 sh (-8.44%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 267,706 sh (-36.9%)
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Q4 2013

WIRE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 4,606 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 334,079 sh (-2.34%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 176,151 sh (-34.2%)
Third Avenue Management 465,628 sh (-37.63%)
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Q1 2014

WIRE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 174,312 sh (-1.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WIRE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Reduce -34.2%0.34%$39.06 - $54.33 $ 46.85-1%176151
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$39.06 - $54.33 $ 46.85-1%4606
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-09-30 Reduce -36.9%0.55%$34.68 - $42.26 $ 46.8520%267706
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$34.68 - $42.26 $ 46.8520%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.32%0.15%$31.85 - $35.66 $ 46.8538%424246
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -42.43%0.02%$31.85 - $35.66 $ 46.8538%14452
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -70.35%0.11%$30.31 - $35.02 $ 46.8542%25104
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 783.07%0.13%$26.57 - $29.84 $ 46.8565%77445
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$23.68 - $30.1 $ 46.8581%8770
Arnold Van Den Berg 2011-09-30 New Buy1.09%$20.11 - $26.24 $ 46.85108%552622
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.10
WIRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. WIRE: 21.10 )
WIRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 139.43
Current: 21.1

3.83
139.43
P/B 2.10
WIRE's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WIRE: 2.10 )
WIRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 4.52
Current: 2.1

0.92
4.52
P/S 0.90
WIRE's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. WIRE: 0.90 )
WIRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.26
Current: 0.9

0.3
1.26
PFCF 400.60
WIRE's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. WIRE: 400.60 )
WIRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 1500
Current: 400.6

2.63
1500
EV-to-EBIT 13.50
WIRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. WIRE: 13.50 )
WIRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 60.5
Current: 13.5

3.1
60.5
PEG 0.50
WIRE's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WIRE: 0.50 )
WIRE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 15.82
Current: 0.5

0.07
15.82
Shiller P/E 35.30
WIRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. WIRE: 35.30 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 50.59
Current: 35.3

7.34
50.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.20
WIRE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. WIRE: 0.20 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.2

0.07
0.53
Dividend Payout 0.04
WIRE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1242 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. WIRE: 0.04 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.04

0.04
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.20
WIRE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. WIRE: 0.20 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.2

0.07
0.53
Share Buyback Rate 3.80
WIRE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. WIRE: 3.80 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -17.1
Current: 3.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.90
WIRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WIRE: 5.90 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 23.46
Current: 5.9

2.16
23.46
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
WIRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WIRE: 2.10 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.84
Current: 2.1

0.94
4.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
WIRE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WIRE: 1.50 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 5.78
Current: 1.5

0.61
5.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
WIRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WIRE: 1.40 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.4

0.53
2.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
WIRE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WIRE: 1.00 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 5.44
Current: 1

0.18
5.44
Price/Graham Number 1.40
WIRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WIRE: 1.40 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.72
Current: 1.4

0.56
2.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
WIRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WIRE: 7.40 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 32.6
Current: 7.4

1.7
32.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.56
WIRE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. WIRE: 22.56 )
WIRE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -31.2   Max: 62.9
Current: 22.56

-31.2
62.9

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:EW3.Germany
Encore Wire Corporation is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1989. The Company is a manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable. It's a supplier of building wire for interior electrical wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housing. The Company sells its products mainly through independent manufacturers' representatives located throughout the United States and, to a lesser extent, through its own direct in-house marketing efforts. The company offers an electric building wire product line that consists mainly of NM-B cable, UF-B cable, THWN-2 and other types of wire products, including armored cable. The company's NM-B, UF-B, THWN-2 and armored cable are all manufactured with copper as the conductor. Encore also purchases small quantities of other types of wire to re-sell to the customers that buy the products it manufactures. The main bases for differentiation among SKUs are product diameter, insulation, color and packaging. NM-B Cable, a non-metallic sheathed cable, is used mainly as interior wiring in homes, apartments and manufactured housing. NM-B cable is composed of either two or three insulated copper wire conductors, with or without a non-insulated ground wire, all sheathed in a polyvinyl chloride jacket. UF-B Cable, an underground feeder cable, is used to conduct power underground to outside lighting and other applications remote from buildings. UF-B cable is composed of two or three PVC insulated copper wire conductors, with or without an un-insulated ground wire, all jacketed in PVC. THWN-2 cable is used mainly as feeder, circuit and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings. It is composed of a single conductor, either stranded or solid, and insulated with PVC, which is further coated with nylon. Users typically pull THWN-2 cable through protective pipe or conduit. Armored cable is used mainly as feeder, circuit and branch wiring, mainly in commercial and industrial buildings. It is composed of multiple conductors, either stranded or solid, and insulated with PVC, which are further coated with nylon and then fully encased in a flexible aluminum or steel 'armored' protective sheath that eliminates the need to pull the wire through pipe or conduit. The manufacturing process for the company's various products involves multiple steps, including: casting, drawing, stranding, compounding, insulating, jacketing and armoring. Encore manufactures and tests all of its products in accordance with the standards of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., a nationally recognized testing and standards agency. Encore's machine operators and quality control inspectors conduct frequent product tests. At three separate manufacturing stages, the company sparks tests insulated wire for defects. The company sells its wire mainly to wholesale electrical distributors throughout the United States and, to a lesser extent, to retail home improvement centers. Most distributors

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