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About Houston Wire & Cable Company
Houston Wire & Cable Company is a distributor of specialty wire and cable and related services to the U.S. electrical distribution market. During 2009, the company served approximately 3,000 customers.
During 2009, the company distributed approximately 21,000 SKUs (stock-keeping units) to 8,700 customer locations nationwide from 11 distribution centers in 10 states.
The company offers products in the categories of specialty wire and cable, including continuous and interlocked armor cable; control and power cable; electronic wire and cable; flexible and portable cords; instrumentation and thermocouple cable; lead and high temperature cable; medium voltage cable; and premise and category wire and cable.
The company also offers private branded products, including LifeGuard low-smoke, zero-halogen cable. Its specialty wire and cable is primarily used in repair and replacement, also referred to as maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), and related projects. Specialty wire and cable is used within a range of industries, including the communications, energy, engineering and construction, general manufacturing, infrastructure, petrochemical, transportation, utility and wastewater treatment industries.
Continuous Corrugated Armor: Continuous armor cable is available in low voltage and medium voltage constructions and is used in harsh environments where maximum conductor protection is required. The corrugated aluminum armor sheath prevents the entrance of water, gas and corrosive elements into the electrical core of the cable. Continuous armor cable is used in a variety of applications, including industrial power distribution, pulp and paper, utility and petrochemical operations. This product can be used indoors and outdoors, aerially, in conduits, ducts, cable trays and direct burial applications.
Control & Power: Control and power cable is 600 volt single or multiple conductor cable used in a range of commercial, industrial and utility applications. Applications include lighting, control and power circuits in wet and dry locations in conduits, ducts and raceways. Control and power cable is chemical, gasoline and oil resistant, and may be directly buried or installed in cable trays.
Electronic: Electronic cable is primarily used in audio, control, instrumentation and computer applications. It provides specific electrical performance characteristics for a range of data, communications and industrial applications.
Flexible & Portable Cord: Flexible and portable cord is a single or multiple conductor cable used in heavy-duty industrial applications. These cables are commonly used for energizing mobile mining equipment, diesel electric locomotives, lifting magnets, cranes and loaders, as well as for portable power distribution for tools, equipment, small motors and machinery.
Instrumentation & Thermocouple: Instrumentation and thermocouple cable is 300 volt or 600 volt, twisted pair or triad cable used to transmit signals for instrument, process and control, or heat sensing instruments. It may be used in wet and dry locations, indoors or outdoors, aerially, in conduits, ducts, cable trays or 600 volt direct burial applications.
Interlocked Armor: Interlocked armor cable is available in low voltage and medium voltage constructions and is used in harsh environments where maximum conductor protection is required. The protective armor sheath is made from a thick corrugated metal tape that locks together as it is wrapped around the cable core. It is used in a variety of applications, including industrial power distribution, pulp and paper, utility and petrochemical operations. This product can be used indoors and outdoors, aerially, in conduits, ducts, cable trays and direct burial applications.
Lead & High Temperature: Lead and high temperature cable is 600 volt single conductor cable used to create or complete electrical circuits. These cables are capable of withstanding flame temperatures approximately 2,000C or higher. This product is used for power, control, and instrumentation circuits in iron, steel, glass, aluminum and refining applications, and in industrial heating and cooking equipmen
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1. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY SWOT ANALYSIS
4. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Houston Wire & Cable Company Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Houston Wire & Cable Company and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Houston Wire & Cable Company and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Houston Wire & Cable Company Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Wholesale and Distribution Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Houston Wire & Cable Company Industry Position Analysis
6. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. HOUSTON WIRE & CABLE COMPANY VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Houston Wire & Cable Company Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Houston Wire & Cable Company Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Houston Wire & Cable Company Major Shareholders
Houston Wire & Cable Company History
Houston Wire & Cable Company Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Houston Wire & Cable Company Offices and Representations
Houston Wire & Cable Company SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Houston Wire & Cable Company Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Houston Wire & Cable Company Capital Market Snapshot
Houston Wire & Cable Company Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Wholesale and Distribution Industry Statistics
Houston Wire & Cable Company Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Houston Wire & Cable Company Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Houston Wire & Cable Company Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Houston Wire & Cable Company 1-year Stock Charts
Houston Wire & Cable Company 5-year Stock Charts
Houston Wire & Cable Company vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Houston Wire & Cable Company vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Houston Wire & Cable Company Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?