Houston Wire & Cable Company, through its subsidiaries, sells electrical and mechanical wire and cable, industrial fasteners, hardware, and related services in the United States. More Details
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 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HWCC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: HWCC underperformed the US Trade Distributors industry which returned 48.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HWCC matched the US Market which returned 34.1% over the past year.
Long-Term 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?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HWCC ($4.18) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($97.07)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HWCC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HWCC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Trade Distributors industry average.
PE vs Market: HWCC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
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 (0.7x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (2.1x).
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.
- Examine whether Houston Wire & Cable is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
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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 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: HWCC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HWCC is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 19.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HWCC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: HWCC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Trade Distributors industry (-13.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HWCC has a negative Return on Equity (-2.95%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Houston Wire & Cable's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HWCC's short term assets ($141.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($27.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: HWCC's short term assets ($141.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($73.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HWCC's debt to equity ratio (60.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: HWCC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 40% to 60.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HWCC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.7%).
Interest Coverage: HWCC is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Houston Wire & Cable current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HWCC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HWCC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HWCC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HWCC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HWCC is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HWCC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Pokluda (56 yo)
Mr. James L. Pokluda III, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Houston Wire & Cable Company since January 1, 2012 and has been its President since May 2011. Previously, Mr. Pokluda se...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD941.65K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD511.31K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||0.67yr||US$129.00k||0.18% |
|VP, CFO||0.58yr||no data||0.47% |
|Senior VP & COO||0.67yr||no data||0.016% |
|Vice President of National Business Development||22.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Southwest Wire Rope||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|VP & Controller||no data||no data||no data|
|Assistant Controller||15.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Investor Relations Coordinator & Assistant to the CEO||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: HWCC's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Executive Chairman||0.67yr||US$129.00k||0.18% |
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$129.00k||2.12% |
|Independent Director||14.5yrs||US$170.00k||0.12% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$129.00k||0.15% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$105.00k||0.0030% |
Experienced Board: HWCC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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$69.156m
- Shares outstanding: 16.54m
- 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. The company offers wire an...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/25 01:06|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/24 00:00|
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