General Cable

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 produces copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire, as well as cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets. The Company's energy cables include low-, medium- and high-voltage power distribution and power transmission products. General Cable's application-specific industrial and specialty cables are used in electrical power generation — traditional and renewable — the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries; mining; industrial automation; automotive, marine, and transit; and military, aerospace and OEM applications. Its communications wire and cable products transmit low-voltage signals for voice, data, video and control applications.General Cable sells its products under several brands including Anaconda, Carol, GenSPEED, NextGen, NSW, NUAL, Prestolite Wire, Silec and STABILOY.

Company Growth (employees)
Highland Heights, US
Size (employees)
10,000 (est)-16%
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 Data and Metrics

General Cable Financial Metrics

General Cable's revenue was reported to be $3.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 15% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

3.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

407.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(93.5 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(18.3 m)

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

766.8 m

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

101.1 m


1.6 b
General Cable's current market capitalization is $766.8 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.8 b6 b4.5 b3.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

5.2 b5.6 b4.1 b3.5 b

Gross profit

605 m393.2 m432.4 m407.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

429.2 m450.7 m412.3 m408.9 m

Operating expense total

429.2 m450.7 m412.3 m408.9 m


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

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

122.1 m116.3 m97 m89.5 m

Interest income

6 m4.5 m2.7 m2.5 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 m3.7 m

Net Income

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


418.8 m205.8 m79.7 m101.1 m


1.2 b1 b807.8 m768.2 m

Current Assets

3 b2.4 b1.7 b1.6 b


1.1 b758.4 m523.5 m529.3 m


184.6 m26.1 m22.2 m12 m

Total Assets

4.6 b3.4 b2.5 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

870.6 m672.1 m411.4 m414 m

Total Debt

1.4 b1.3 b1.1 b938.6 m

Current Liabilities

1.6 b1.5 b949.3 m901.1 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

699.6 m714.8 m720.5 m711 m

Retained Earnings

847.4 m184.4 m27.2 m(102.2 m)

Total Equity

1.4 b513.2 m242.9 m168.9 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
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

132.6 m125.4 m90.5 m86 m

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 m111 m84.8 m81.4 m
USDY, 2016


-87.7 x


321.5 k


5.6 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

13.3 x

General Cable Market Value History

General Cable Median Salaries

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

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