Houston Wire & Cable

Founded in 1975, Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC) is one of the largest providers of electrical and mechanical wire and cable and related services in the U.S. industrial distribution market. With strategically located sales and distribution centers throughout the U.S., our team is focused on providing a single-source solution. We are committed to providing our customers value by offering high levels of industry experience, superior customer service, and a large selection of quality in-stock items. HWC has $100 million of available inventory encompassing approximately 30,000 products from the industry leading manufacturers of electrical and mechanical wire and cable. Our goal is to provide our customers with the right product, at the right price, at the right time.
Company Growth (employees)
Houston, US
Size (employees)
352 (est)
Houston Wire & Cable was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, US

Houston Wire & Cable Office Locations

Houston Wire & Cable has an office in Houston
Houston, US (HQ)
10201 N Loop E

Houston Wire & Cable Metrics

Houston Wire & Cable Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$261.6 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$53 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($6 m)

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$110.6 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)

Houston Wire & Cable's current market capitalization is $110.6 m.
Houston Wire & Cable's revenue was reported to be $261.6 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15.1% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$383.3 m$390 m$308.1 m$261.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$242.2 m$208.7 m

Gross profit

$84.7 m$85.9 m$65.9 m$53 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$67.6 m$60.5 m$59.9 m$59.5 m


$17.1 m$25.4 m$6 m($6.5 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$844 k$1.4 m$1.3 m$992 k$1.2 m$901 k$845 k

Pre tax profit

$5.1 m($7.4 m)

Income tax expense

$5.5 m$12.3 m$10.6 m$8.2 m$9.3 m$3.1 m($1.4 m)

Net Income

$7.9 m$15 m$2 m($6 m)
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


Accounts Receivable

$60.4 m$61.6 m$46.3 m$44.7 m


Current Assets

$160.3 m$154.5 m$126.7 m$127 m


$8 m$9 m$10.9 m$11.3 m


$17.5 m$17.5 m$14.9 m$22.8 m

Total Assets

$196.2 m$189.8 m$159.1 m$175.9 m

Accounts Payable

$13.6 m$8 m$6.4 m$8.4 m

Current Liabilities

$37 m$24.4 m$19.6 m$24.8 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$55.6 m$54.9 m$54.6 m$53.8 m

Retained Earnings

$104.6 m$111.2 m$106 m$97.6 m

Total Equity

$100 m$90.1 m

Financial Leverage

1.6 x2 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$7.9 m$15 m$2 m($6 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$3 m$2.9 m$2.9 m$3 m

Accounts Receivable

$5.5 m($1.1 m)$15.4 m$4 m


($12 m)$6.1 m$12.8 m$10.5 m

Accounts Payable

$1.3 m($5.6 m)($1.6 m)$896 k

Cash From Operating Activities

$20.7 m$11.3 m$31.8 m$17.2 m

Cash From Investing Activities

($3.4 m)($2.2 m)($3.1 m)($33.7 m)

Interest Paid

$998 k$1.2 m$900 k$728 k

Income Taxes Paid

($435 k)$184 k($713 k)($1 m)

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