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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 0.47
HWCC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HWCC: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
HWCC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.47
0.01
0.7
Debt-to-Equity 0.84
HWCC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
72% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. HWCC: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
HWCC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.51 Max: 85.61
Current: 0.84
0.12
85.61
Debt-to-EBITDA 10.38
HWCC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
98% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. HWCC: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
HWCC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.08  Med: 1.92 Max: 10.38
Current: 10.38
-18.08
10.38
Interest Coverage 2.22
HWCC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.36 vs. HWCC: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HWCC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 22.13 Max: 26.48
Current: 2.22
2.22
26.48
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 3.91
Beneish M-Score: -2.12
WACC vs ROIC
8.02%
-0.01%
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 % 1.45
HWCC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. HWCC: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
HWCC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.59  Med: 5.92 Max: 11.19
Current: 1.45
-1.59
11.19
Net Margin % -0.07
HWCC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. HWCC: -0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
HWCC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 2.97 Max: 6.58
Current: -0.07
-2.3
6.58
ROE % -0.25
HWCC's ROE % is ranked lower than
84% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. HWCC: -0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
HWCC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.32  Med: 10.28 Max: 32.13
Current: -0.25
-6.32
32.13
ROA % -0.12
HWCC's ROA % is ranked lower than
84% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. HWCC: -0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
HWCC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.59  Med: 5.94 Max: 17.34
Current: -0.12
-3.59
17.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.70
HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.92 vs. HWCC: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
HWCC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.63  Med: 14.45 Max: 38.88
Current: 3.7
-5.63
38.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.00
HWCC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. HWCC: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
HWCC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: 1.45 Max: 23.6
Current: -4
-9.2
23.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -34.40
HWCC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HWCC: -34.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
HWCC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.75 Max: 49.9
Current: -34.4
0
49.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

HWCC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Charles Brandes 289,248 sh (+3.54%)
Jim Simons 97,400 sh (+2.31%)
Chuck Royce 1,461,579 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

HWCC Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Charles Brandes 356,165 sh (+23.13%)
Jim Simons 100,100 sh (+2.77%)
Chuck Royce 1,361,579 sh (-6.84%)
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Q3 2017

HWCC Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 119,800 sh (+19.68%)
Charles Brandes 356,085 sh (-0.02%)
Chuck Royce 1,222,738 sh (-10.20%)
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Q4 2017

HWCC Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Charles Brandes 485,911 sh (+36.46%)
Jim Simons 153,500 sh (+28.13%)
Chuck Royce 1,208,781 sh (-1.14%)
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Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.02%$4.78 - $6.15 $ 7.4535%356,085
Charles Brandes 2017-06-30 Add 23.13%0.01%$5.2 - $6.81 $ 7.4518%356,165
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 423610    SIC: 5063
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Traded in other countries:H6J.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Houston Wire & Cable Co is a provider of electrical and mechanical wire and cable, hardware, industrial fasteners and related services to the U.S. market.

Houston Wire & Cable Co is one of the largest distributors of electrical and mechanical wire and cable in the U.S. industrial market. The company offers products in most categories of wire and cable, including continuous and interlocked armor cable; electronic wire and cable; flexible and portable cord; instrumentation and thermocouple cable; primary and secondary aluminum distribution cable, steel wire rope and wire rope slings. It has three target markets: utility market, industrial market, and infrastructure market.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 1.35
HWCC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HWCC: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HWCC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.08 Max: 6.12
Current: 1.35
0.86
6.12
PS Ratio 0.37
HWCC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. HWCC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HWCC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.77
Current: 0.37
0.26
1.77
EV-to-EBIT 43.30
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. HWCC: 43.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -222.4  Med: 10.4 Max: 35878.3
Current: 43.3
-222.4
35878.3
EV-to-EBITDA 27.05
HWCC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. HWCC: 27.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -297.6  Med: 9.7 Max: 58.6
Current: 27.05
-297.6
58.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.62
HWCC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
57% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. HWCC: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
HWCC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.62
0.3
1.8
Shiller PE Ratio 12.51
HWCC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.23 vs. HWCC: 12.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HWCC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 9.22 Max: 13.34
Current: 12.51
5.36
13.34
Current Ratio 5.23
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. HWCC: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HWCC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.16  Med: 4.62 Max: 6.38
Current: 5.23
3.16
6.38
Quick Ratio 2.11
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. HWCC: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HWCC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.06 Max: 2.71
Current: 2.11
1.62
2.71
Days Inventory 121.82
HWCC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.48 vs. HWCC: 121.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HWCC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.32  Med: 110.77 Max: 136.04
Current: 121.82
81.32
136.04
Days Sales Outstanding 65.94
HWCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
69% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 55.28 vs. HWCC: 65.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HWCC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.37  Med: 59.42 Max: 80.26
Current: 65.94
51.37
80.26
Days Payable 12.59
HWCC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 46.81 vs. HWCC: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HWCC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.59  Med: 14.04 Max: 29.66
Current: 12.59
9.59
29.66

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
HWCC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. HWCC: -100.00 )
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: -64.55 Max: 31.4
Current: -100
0
31.4
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.33
HWCC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
95% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. HWCC: 0.33 )
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: 1.77 Max: 4.87
Current: 0.33
0.21
4.87
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
HWCC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. HWCC: 2.00 )
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: 1.05 Max: 5.5
Current: 2
-9
5.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.76
HWCC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. HWCC: 2.76 )
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: 3.07 Max: 6.17
Current: 2.76
1.37
6.17
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.18
HWCC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HWCC: 2.18 )
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: 2.8 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.18
1.11
5.54
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.77
HWCC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HWCC: 0.77 )
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: 0.42  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.77
0.42
1.19
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.68
HWCC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. HWCC: 0.68 )
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: 0.52  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.18
Current: 0.68
0.52
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.31
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. HWCC: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HWCC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 8.2 Max: 29.5
Current: 2.31
-3.9
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -17.64
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. HWCC: -17.64 )
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: -17.64  Med: 3.1 Max: 15.6
Current: -17.64
-17.64
15.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $317.70
EPS (TTM) $ -0.01
Beta1.49
Volatility40.06%
52-Week Range $4.70 - 8.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.48

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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