Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company is a distributor of specialty wire and cable and related services to the U.S. electrical distribution market.


Player Avatar MMTInvestor (82.15) Submitted: 8/23/2010 1:58:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.51 HWCC Score: -38.40

New 52 week low, ~9% inside ownership, recent insider buying (circa 8/12/10), pretty decent FCF generation and manageable debt, and a well-covered 3.5% dividend at these levels. If/as the economy slows, HWCC will continue to be hit hard, but they have great management (increased bk value/share from $0.04 in 2001 to $4.66 in the TTM) to weather through these headwinds and provide integral products and services to America's aging energy/electrical infrastructure. A boring and predictable business. Of concern and worth monitoring, though, are declining margins, ROE, and ROIC.

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