General Cable CorpFind Ratings Reports
GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.92 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 32.85% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||918.2||1002.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||12.4||-4.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||83.4||86.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2293.8||2587.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1052.5||1146.6|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||15.27||14.4|
|Return on Assets||-3.34||-3.42|
|Return on Equity||-46.4||-37.65|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||49.62||49.24|
|Div / share||0.18||0.18|
|Book value / share||3.33||5.0|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||527452.0||547398.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.54 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.44. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BGC NM||Peers 23.65||BGC 8.52||Peers 69.78|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
BGC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
BGC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|BGC 12.72||Peers 20.76||BGC NA||Peers 1.80|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BGC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|BGC 5.54||Peers 4.44||BGC 16.85||Peers 16.47|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BGC is trading at a premium to its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BGC is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|BGC 0.24||Peers 2.50||BGC -13.17||Peers -1.69|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
BGC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BGC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth