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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 0.50
NAS:HWCC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:HWCC: 0.50 )
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: 0.57 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.5
0.01
0.76
Debt-to-Equity 0.78
NAS:HWCC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
66% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:HWCC: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:HWCC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.49 Max: 85.61
Current: 0.78
0.04
85.61
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 3.64
Beneish M-Score: -2.31
WACC vs ROIC
7.45%
-2.07%
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 % -1.33
NAS:HWCC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. NAS:HWCC: -1.33 )
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: -1.33
-2.5
13.84
Net Margin % -1.31
NAS:HWCC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. NAS:HWCC: -1.31 )
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: -1.31
-2.3
8.42
ROE % -4.13
NAS:HWCC's ROE % is ranked lower than
86% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. NAS:HWCC: -4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.32  Med: 11.92 Max: 39.55
Current: -4.13
-6.32
39.55
ROA % -2.30
NAS:HWCC's ROA % is ranked lower than
84% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. NAS:HWCC: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.59  Med: 7.01 Max: 23.62
Current: -2.3
-3.59
23.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -3.34
NAS:HWCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
85% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. NAS:HWCC: -3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:HWCC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.56  Med: 16.72 Max: 52.02
Current: -3.34
-5.56
52.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.20
NAS:HWCC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 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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Guru Trades

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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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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Charles Brandes 2016-12-31 Add 12.61%$5.15 - $7.05 $ 5.10-15%279,354
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 423610    SIC: 5063
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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 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 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.

Top Ranked Articles about Houston Wire & Cable Co

Houston Wire & Cable Company to Present at the Sidoti & Co. Fall 2017 Conference on September 28th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York
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Houston Wire & Cable Company Elects Roy Haley to Board of Directors
Houston Wire & Cable Company Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
HWC Names Richard Megliola as President of Vertex Distribution
Houston Wire & Cable Company to Present at the East Coast IDEAS Investor Conference on May 18th at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts
Houston Wire & Cable Company Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
Houston Wire & Cable Company to Present at the Sidoti & Co. Spring 2017 Convention on March 29th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York

HOUSTON, March 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC) today announced that James L. Pokluda, President & CEO, is presenting at the Sidoti & Co. Spring 2017 Convention on Wednesday, March 29th at 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, New York.
An audio webcast of this presentation will be available through the following link: http://wsw.com/webcast/sidotico3/hwcc The accompanying slides will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.houwire.com. About the Company 
With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company, an industrial distributor, is a large provider of industrial products in the U.S market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States. Standard stock items available for immediate delivery include continuous and interlocked armor cable; instrumentation cable; medium voltage cable; high temperature wire; portable cord; power cable; primary and secondary aluminum distribution cable; private branded products, including LifeGuard™, a low-smoke, zero-halogen cable; mechanical wire and cable and related hardware, including wire rope, lifting products and synthetic rope and slings; corrosion resistant fasteners, hose clamps, and rivets. Comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, customized online ordering capabilities and 24/7/365 service. To obtain additional information, visit our website at www.houwire.com.
CONTACT:

Nicol G. Graham
Chief Financial Officer
Direct:  713.609.2125
Fax:  713.609.2168
[email protected]

Read more...
Houston Wire & Cable Company Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call

HOUSTON, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC) will hold a conference call on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. C.T., to discuss Fourth Quarter 2016 results. Hosting the call will be James Pokluda, President & Chief Executive Officer and Nicol Graham, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM  CT Listen via Internet: http://ir.houwire.com/ Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted):http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=71403&k=C6375EBC Approximately two hours after the completion of the live call, a telephone replay will be available until March 23, 2017. Interested parties should use the following replay phone numbers. Replay, Toll-Free: 855-859-2056
Replay, Toll: 404-537-3406
Conference ID # 77191821 About the Company
With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company, an industrial distributor, is one of the largest providers of wire and cable in the U.S market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States. Standard stock items available for immediate delivery include continuous and interlocked armor cable; instrumentation cable; medium voltage cable; high temperature wire; portable cord; power cable; primary and secondary aluminum distribution cable; private branded products, including LifeGuard™, a low-smoke, zero-halogen cable; mechanical wire and cable and related hardware, including wire rope, lifting products and synthetic rope and slings; corrosion resistant fasteners, hose clamps, and rivets. Comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, customized online ordering capabilities and 24/7/365 service.
CONTACT:
Kayla Draper
Investor Relations Coordinator
& Assistant to the CEO
Direct: 713.609.2227
Fax: 713.609.2168
[email protected]

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 0.99
HWCC's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. HWCC: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HWCC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.17 Max: 7.13
Current: 0.99
0.86
7.13
PS Ratio 0.30
HWCC's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HWCC: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HWCC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.3
0.27
1.8
EV-to-EBIT -41.53
HWCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. HWCC: -41.53 )
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 Max: 71.3
Current: -41.53
-222.4
71.3
EV-to-EBITDA -262.29
HWCC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.28 vs. HWCC: -262.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HWCC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -297.6  Med: 9.4 Max: 54
Current: -262.29
-297.6
54
EV-to-Revenue 0.56
HWCC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
59% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. HWCC: 0.56 )
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: 1.9
Current: 0.56
0.3
1.9
Shiller PE Ratio 8.00
HWCC's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.27 vs. HWCC: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HWCC' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 9.09 Max: 12.18
Current: 8
5.31
12.18
Current Ratio 7.21
HWCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. HWCC: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HWCC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.77 Max: 7.63
Current: 7.21
2.1
7.63
Quick Ratio 2.92
HWCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. HWCC: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HWCC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.21 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.92
0.95
3.22
Days Inventory 117.18
HWCC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 71.72 vs. HWCC: 117.18 )
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: 117.18
81.32
136.04
Days Sales Outstanding 60.94
HWCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 53.50 vs. HWCC: 60.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HWCC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.37  Med: 58.41 Max: 80.26
Current: 60.94
51.37
80.26
Days Payable 10.02
HWCC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 44.82 vs. HWCC: 10.02 )
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: 10.02
9.59
29.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 0.55
HWCC's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
94% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HWCC: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
HWCC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 3.01 Max: 8.3
Current: 0.55
0.36
8.3
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -29.10
HWCC's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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 % 0.33
HWCC's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
94% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 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 2.80
HWCC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 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 1.95
HWCC's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. HWCC: 1.95 )
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: 1.33  Med: 3.21 Max: 7.04
Current: 1.95
1.33
7.04
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.52
HWCC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. HWCC: 1.52 )
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: 2.97 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.52
1.11
6.73
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.42
HWCC's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HWCC: 0.42 )
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: 0.41  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.42
0.41
1.43
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.48
HWCC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. HWCC: 0.48 )
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: 1.03 Max: 2.89
Current: 0.48
0.48
2.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.41
HWCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. HWCC: -2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HWCC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 8.8 Max: 29.5
Current: -2.41
-3.9
29.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -11.73
HWCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. HWCC: -11.73 )
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: 3.9 Max: 16.4
Current: -11.73
-17.1
16.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $288.83
EPS (TTM) $ -0.23
Beta1.54
Short Percentage of Float2.07%
52-Week Range $4.70 - 8.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.49

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