General Cable is engaged 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's energy cables include low-, medium- and high-voltage power distribution and power transmission products. General Cable's products are used in electrical power generation; the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries; mining; industrial automation; automotive, marine, and transit; and military, aerospace and OEM applications. 

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TypePrivate
Parent CompanyPrysmian
HQBarcelona, ES
Founded1927
Size (employees)2,913 (est)
Websitegeneralcable.com
General Cable was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Barcelona, ES
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Key People/Management at General Cable

Michael McDonnell

Michael McDonnell

President and Chief Executive Officer

General Cable Office Locations

General Cable has offices in Barcelona, Highland Heights, Sedalia, Scottsville and in 15 other locations
Barcelona, (HQ)
150 Carrer de Casanova
Highland Heights, (HQ)
4 Tesseneer Rd
Montereau,
6 Rue Varenne Prolongée
Nordenham,
9 Kabelstraße
Vestby,
17 Randemveien
Pêro Pinheiro,
Av Marques de Pombal 36/38 Morelena
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General Cable Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1927

General Cable Revenue

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General Cable's revenue was reported to be $3.84 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.5% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

3.8b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

(0.5%)

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

426.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

11.1%

Net income (FY, 2017)

(54.7m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

9.3m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

5.8b6.0b4.5b3.9b3.8b

Revenue growth, %

3%(25%)(15%)(1%)

Cost of goods sold

5.2b5.6b4.1b3.5b3.4b

Gross profit

605.0m393.2m432.4m407.1m426.1m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2013Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

1.5b1.5b1.3b1.1b1.0b974.0m990.0m924.5m918.2m994.0m

Cost of goods sold

1.4b1.4b1.1b990.2m909.2m867.9m873.8m821.6m799.6m

Gross profit

131.8m26.6m120.7m123.2m118.1m106.1m116.2m102.9m118.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

9%2%10%11%11%11%12%11%13%
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

418.8m205.8m79.7m101.1m84.7m

Accounts Receivable

279.0k714.2m

Inventories

1.2b1.0b807.8m768.2m736.1m

Current Assets

2.9b3.0b2.4b1.7b1.6b1.6b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Cash

299.1m272.4m167.6m102.3m78.9m86.5m62.8m120.2m83.4m

Inventories

1.3b1.3b978.1m897.8m842.8m828.0m771.5m779.6m818.1m

Current Assets

3.2b3.1b2.9b2.2b2.2b2.0b1.9b1.8b1.7b1.7b

PP&E

1.1b1.0b887.9m704.6m604.0m572.0m523.9m506.3m544.1m529.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

10.0m(10.1m)(643.0m)(135.8m)(103.7m)(54.7m)

Depreciation and Amortization

132.6m125.4m90.5m86.0m73.9m

Inventories

18.1m

Accounts Payable

(39.3m)2.8m7.8m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

(22.7m)(118.8m)(40.9m)(8.4m)(31.8m)(4.4m)28.3m(13.7m)12.4m

Inventories

897.8m842.8m828.0m771.5m779.6m818.1m

Accounts Payable

625.7m538.3m470.1m427.7m417.4m424.9m26.0m
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General Cable Revenue Breakdown

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General Cable revenue breakdown by business segment: 22.3% from Construction, 12.8% from Communications, 25.5% from Electrical Infrastructure, 34.8% from Electric Utility and 4.6% from Other

General Cable revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 6.5% from Brazil , 49.5% from United States, 8.0% from France, 8.3% from Canada and 27.6% from Other

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General Cable Online and Social Media Presence

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General Cable News and Updates

Electric Submersible Cables 2018 Global Market Key Players – Borets, Kerite, General Cable, Prysmian Group, Jainson Cables India, SUPERSTAR CABLE – Analysis and Forecast to 2022

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Global Fiber Optics Market 2018 | Major Kay Players – Corning, Furukawa Electric, Optical Cable, Prysmian, Sterlite Technologies, YOFC, Fujikura, FUTONG Group, General Cable

WiseGuyRerports.com Presents “Global Fiber Optics Market Research Report 2018” New Document to its Studies Database Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

High Voltage Cables & Accessories 2018 Global Market Key Players – Prysmian S.P.A, Nexans S.A, General Cable Corporation, Nkt Cables Group – Analysis and Forecast to 2022

WiseGuyRerports.com Presents “Global High Voltage Cables & Accessories Market Report 2018” New Document to its Studies Database Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Submarine Optical Fiber Cable 2018 Global Market Key Players - Nexans, Prysmian, Leviton, Aksh Optifiber, Coring Inc, General Cable Corp.....

Submarine Optical Fiber Cable – Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

New Organisation To Be Implemented For Integration With General Cable

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prysmian Group announces the launch of its new organisation and begins its integration with General Cable. The newly created Group is a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry with global headquarters located in Mil...
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General Cable Company Life and Culture

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General Cable Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was General Cable founded?

    General Cable was founded in 1927.

  • Who are General Cable key executives?

    General Cable's key executives are Michael McDonnell.

  • How many employees does General Cable have?

    General Cable has 2,913 employees.

  • What is General Cable revenue?

    Latest General Cable annual revenue is $3.8 b.

  • What is General Cable revenue per employee?

    Latest General Cable revenue per employee is $1.3 m.

  • Who are General Cable competitors?

    Competitors of General Cable include CableWholesale, Datacomm Cables and Anixter.

  • Where is General Cable headquarters?

    General Cable headquarters is located at 150 Carrer de Casanova, Barcelona.

  • Where are General Cable offices?

    General Cable has offices in Barcelona, Highland Heights, Sedalia, Scottsville and in 15 other locations.

  • How many offices does General Cable have?

    General Cable has 19 offices.