General Cable

General Cable is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications segments. The Company offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service, and operating efficiency. Our philosophy is based on: corporate responsibility in relations with clients, suppliers and employees: total commitment and respect for the environment: emphasis on innovation; and the concept of “One Company Connecting the World: which sums up its capacity to act as a single supplier; ready to respond to all the needs of its clients, wherever they are in the world.

Highland Heights, US
Size (employees)
12,000 (est)
General Cable was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Highland Heights, US

Key People at General Cable

Michael McDonnell

Michael McDonnell

President and Chief Executive Officer

General Cable Office Locations

General Cable has an office in Highland Heights
Highland Heights, US (HQ)
4 Tesseneer Rd

General Cable Metrics

General Cable Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$3.9 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$407.1 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($93.5 m)

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$862.5 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$101.1 m
General Cable's current market capitalization is $862.5 m.
General Cable's revenue was reported to be $3.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 14.5% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$5.8 b$6 b$4.5 b$3.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$5.2 b$5.6 b$4.1 b$3.5 b

Gross profit

$605 m$393.2 m$432.4 m$407.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

$429.2 m$450.7 m$412.3 m$408.9 m

Operating expense total

$429.2 m$450.7 m$412.3 m$408.9 m


$175.8 m($311.4 m)$14.5 m($18.3 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$122.1 m$116.3 m$97 m$89.5 m

Interest income

$6 m$4.5 m$2.7 m$2.5 m

Pre tax profit

($6.9 m)($636.1 m)($151.1 m)($98.1 m)

Income tax expense

($30.5 m)($8.3 m)$14.8 m$3.7 m

Net Income

($10.1 m)($643 m)($135.8 m)($93.5 m)
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$418.8 m$205.8 m$79.7 m$101.1 m

Accounts Receivable


$1.2 b$1 b$807.8 m$768.2 m

Current Assets

$3 b$2.4 b$1.7 b$1.6 b


$1.1 b$758.4 m$523.5 m$529.3 m


$184.6 m$26.1 m$22.2 m$12 m

Total Assets

$4.6 b$3.4 b$2.5 b$2.2 b

Accounts Payable

$870.6 m$672.1 m$411.4 m$414 m

Total Debt

$1.4 b$1.3 b$1.1 b$938.6 m

Current Liabilities

$1.6 b$1.5 b$949.3 m$901.1 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$699.6 m$714.8 m$720.5 m$711 m

Retained Earnings

$847.4 m$184.4 m$27.2 m($102.2 m)

Total Equity

$1.4 b$513.2 m$242.9 m$168.9 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

1 x2.6 x4.4 x5.6 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.4 x0.4 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x6.6 x10.2 x13.3 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

($10.1 m)($643 m)($135.8 m)($93.5 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$132.6 m$125.4 m$90.5 m$86 m

Accounts Receivable


Accounts Payable

($39.3 m)$2.8 m

Capital Expenditures

($89.1 m)($89.6 m)($56.5 m)($84.1 m)

Long-term Borrowings

($3.2 b)($1.6 b)

Dividends Paid

($27 m)($35.4 m)($35.3 m)($35.6 m)

Interest Paid

$93.6 m$111 m$84.8 m$81.4 m

General Cable Market Value History

General Cable Median Salaries

Source: 23 public H-1B filings from General Cable

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