Houston Wire & Cable Company, through its subsidiaries, sells electrical and mechanical wire and cable, industrial fasteners, hardware, and related services in the United States.
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Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Houston Wire & Cable's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HWCC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: HWCC underperformed the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HWCC underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Houston Wire & Cable's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Houston Wire & Cable undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HWCC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate HWCC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HWCC is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (16.6x).
PE vs Market: HWCC is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HWCC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HWCC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (1.7x).
How is Houston Wire & Cable forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Houston Wire & Cable has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
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How has Houston Wire & Cable performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HWCC has a large one-off loss of $2.3M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: HWCC's current net profit margins (1.4%) are lower than last year (2.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HWCC's earnings have declined by -11.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: HWCC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HWCC had negative earnings growth (-46.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (3.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HWCC's Return on Equity (4.7%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Houston Wire & Cable's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HWCC's short term assets ($170.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($36.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: HWCC's short term assets ($170.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($87.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HWCC's debt to equity ratio (74.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HWCC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 48.8% to 74.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HWCC's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: HWCC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4x coverage).
Inventory Level: HWCC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: HWCC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.2x debt).
What is Houston Wire & Cable's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HWCC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HWCC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HWCC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HWCC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HWCC is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HWCC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Pokluda (55yo)
Mr. James L. Pokluda III, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Houston Wire & Cable Company since January 1, 2012 and has been its President since May 2011. Previously, Mr. Pokluda se ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD1.39M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.92K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|VP, CFO||1.8yrs||US$586.10k||1.29% $840.7k|
|Vice President of National Business Development||21.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Human Resources||26.1yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Controller||18.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Assistant Controller||14.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Coordinator & Assistant to the CEO||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: HWCC's management team is seasoned and experienced (16.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||5.3yrs||US$129.00k||0.11% $70.0k|
|Independent Director||2.5yrs||US$129.00k||1.52% $990.0k|
|Independent Chairman||8.1yrs||US$170.00k||0.12% $79.2k|
|Independent Director||1.7yrs||US$90.00k||0.018% $11.9k|
|Independent Director||1.3yrs||US$45.00k||0.062% $40.4k|
|Independent Director||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: HWCC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Houston Wire & Cable Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Houston Wire & Cable Company
- Ticker: HWCC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1975
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$64.942m
- Shares outstanding: 16.40m
- Website: https://www.houwire.com
Number of Employees
- Houston Wire & Cable Company
- 10201 North Loop East
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|HWCC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2006|
|H6J||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2006|
Houston Wire & Cable Company, through its subsidiaries, sells electrical and mechanical wire and cable, industrial fasteners, hardware, and related services in the United States. It offers wire and cable products, including continuous and interlocked armor cables; control and power cables; electronic wires and cables; flexible and portable cords; instrumentation and thermocouple cables; lead and high temperature cables; medium voltage cables; and premise and category wires and cables, primary and secondary aluminum distribution cables, and steel wire ropes and wire rope slings, as well as synthetic fiber rope slings, chains, shackles, and other related hardware and corrosion resistant products. The company also provides private branded products comprising its proprietary brand LifeGuard, a low-smoke zero-halogen cable. Its products are used in maintenance, repair, and operations activities, and related projects; larger-scale projects in the utility, industrial, and infrastructure markets; and a range of industrial applications, such as communications, energy, engineering and construction, general manufacturing, marine construction and marine transportation, mining, infrastructure, oilfield services, petrochemical, transportation, utility, wastewater treatment, and food and beverage. Houston Wire & Cable Company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/17 00:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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