Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wire and cable products specialist General Cable (NYSE: BGC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at General Cable's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

General Cable facts

Headquarters (Founded) Highland Heights, Ky. (1992)
Market Cap $1.96 billion
Industry Industrial electrical equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.64 billion
Management

CEO Gregory Kenny (since 2001)

CFO Brian Robinson (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 13.7%
Cash/Debt $391 million / $1 billion
Competitors

Belden (NYSE: BDC)

Optical Cable (NYSE: OCCF)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 655 members who have rated General Cable believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include SQ2DARESCUE and frqntflyr.

Just two weeks ago, SQ2DARESCUE touched on the tailwinds working in General Cable's favor: "[C]opper prices are going up and demand is too. [D]ata center construction as well as enterprise networks being upgraded will cause their stock to grow. A very well run company too."

General Cable's emerging-market exposure and attractive valuation continue to support its four-star CAPS status. With a current price-to-cash flow ratio of 12.3, General Cable trades at a discount to competitors Belden (19.3) and Optical Cable (30.0), as well as large electrical equipment plays like ABB (NYSE: ABB) (13.2), Eaton (NYSE: ETN) (14.6), and Nidec (NYSE: NJ) (13.9).

CAPS member frqntflyr elaborates on the opportunity:

[General Cable] is a bet on the continued global industrial expansion and the revamping of our and others grid. As high speed Internet penetrates more markets I believe [General Cable] will stand to gain here as well. The management team is top notch. [General Cable] develops, designs, markets, and distributes its products helping take the middle man out of much of the business.

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