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