Belden Story

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BDC -- USA Stock  

USD 45.59  1.52  3.45%

Belden Free Cash Flow is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Free Cash Flow was at 191.92 Million. The current year Market Capitalization is expected to grow to about 2.9 B, whereas Net Income Per Employee is forecasted to decline to (61.8 K). Despite somewhat strong technical and fundamental indicators, Belden is not utilizing all of its potentials. The latest stock price disturbance, may contribute to a short-term swings for the investors. We currently estimate Belden as fairly valued. The real value is approaching 51.29 per share.
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Does Belden (NYSE:BDC) have strong technical and fundamental indicators based on the current rise?
Our advice module provides unbiased investment recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on Belden Inc. Our advice engine provides an advice for the firm potential to grow from the perspective of an investor's risk tolerance and investing horizon. The company dividends can provide a clue to the current value of the stock. This firm one year expected dividend income is about $0.1 per share.
Typically, a company's financial statements are the reports that show the financial position of the company. There are three main documents that fall into the category of financial statements. These documents include Belden income statement, its balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows. Potential Belden investors and stakeholders use financial statements to determine how well the company is positioned to perform in the future. Although Belden investors may use each financial statement separately, they are all related. The changes in Belden's assets and liabilities, for example, are also reflected in the revenues and expenses that we see on Belden's income statement, which results in the company's gains or losses. Cash flows can provide more information regarding cash listed on a balance sheet, but not equivalent to net income shown on the income statement. Please read more on our technical analysis and fundamental analysis pages.
The goal of Belden fundamental analysis is to do accurate financial forecasts. There are several possible objectives to fundamental analysis, such as projecting of Belden performance into the future periods or doing a reasonable stock valuation. The intrinsic value of Belden shares is the value that is considered the true value of the share. If the intrinsic value Belden is higher than its market price, buying is generally recommended. If it is equal to the market price, it is recommended to hold; and if it is less than the market price, then one should sell all shares Belden.
Please read more on our fundamental analysis page.

Are Belden Earnings Expected to grow?

The future earnings power of Belden involves the interaction of many company-specific, industry, and economic forces. Earnings estimates embody investors' opinions of Belden factors such as sales growth, product demand, competitive industry environment, profit margins, and cost controls. Belden stock prices adjust as these expectations change or are proven wrong. The main thing to remember is that equities with high expected earnings growth tend to underperform the market because it is usually difficult to meet the market's high expectations. Companies with low earnings expectations tend to do better than expected. Please use our latest analysis of Belden expected earnings.

And What about dividends?

A dividend is the distribution of a portion of Belden earnings, decided and managed by the company's board of directors and paid to a class of its shareholders. Note, announcements of dividend payouts are generally accompanied by a proportional increase or decrease in a company's stock price. Belden dividend payments follow a chronological order of events, and the associated dates are important to determine the shareholders who qualify for receiving the dividend payment. Belden one year expected dividend income is about $0.1 per share.
Belden Preferred Dividends Income Statement Impact is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Preferred Dividends Income Statement Impact was at 21.2 Million. The current year Dividend Yield is expected to grow to 0.005158, whereas Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions is forecasted to decline to (9.7 M).
Last ReportedProjected for 2021
Preferred Dividends Income Statement Impact21.2 M26.2 M
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions-9 M-9.7 M
Dividend Yield 0.005  0.005158 
Dividends per Basic Common Share 0.20  0.23 
Investing in dividend-paying stocks, such as Belden Inc is one of the few strategies that are good for long-term investment. Ex-dividend dates are significant because investors in Belden must own a stock before its ex-dividend date to receive its next dividend.
This type of analysis is very useful when you want to generate a past dividend schedule and payout information for Belden. Then that information in the form of graph and calendar can be used to fully explain how Du Pont dividends can provide a real clue to its valuation.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Belden, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Belden Gross Profit

Belden Gross Profit growth is one of the most critical measures in evaluating the company. The Gross Profit growth rate is calculated simply by comparing Belden previous period's values with its current period's values. Each time period you're measuring should be of equal lengths the increase or decrease, in a company's Gross Profit between two periods. Here we show Belden Gross Profit growth over the last 10 years.
Please check Gross Profit in more details.

Exercise or conversion by Brian Anderson of 1590 shares of Belden subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Belden insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Belden insider trading alert for exercise of stock appreciation rights by Brian Anderson, SVP Legal GC and Corp. Sec., on 3rd of March 2021. This event was filed by Belden Inc with SEC on 2021-03-03. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4. Brian Anderson currently serves as senior vice president legal, general counsel and corporate secretary of Belden Inc [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Is Belden valued fairly by the market?

Institutional investors typically avoid acquiring a high percentage of Belden stocks because performing such an act may violate securities laws. They are usually not investing their own money, but rather making investments on behalf of their clients. Let's take a look at how the ownership of Belden is distributed among investors.

Ownership Allocation

Belden Inc retains a total of 44.61 Million outstanding shares. The majority of Belden Inc outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These outside corporations are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to acquire positions in Belden Inc to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Belden. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Belden Inc as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Also note that nearly three million five hundred sixty-eight thousand eight hundred invesors are currently shorting Belden expressing very little confidence in its future performance.

Retail Investors-7.73
 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Interest Expense60.84 M55.81 M64.19 M74.26 M
Gross Profit829.91 M793.5 M912.53 M908.94 M

Asset Utilization

The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. Belden has an asset utilization ratio of 58.04 percent. This suggests that the company is making $0.58 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that Belden Inc is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations.

Current Assets
1.5 B
Assets Non Current
2.3 B
1.8 B
Current Assets1.51 Billion26.97
Assets Non Current2.3 Billion41.07
Goodwill1.76 Billion31.44
Tax Assets29.3 Million0.52

How will Belden investors react to the next slip?

Current expected short fall is at -2.47. Belden Inc has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.47 and kurtosis of -0.3. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Belden Inc to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns.

Our Bottom Line On Belden Inc

Whereas many of the other players within the electrical equipment & parts industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, Belden may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. To sum up, as of the 10th of February 2021, we believe that at this point, Belden is fairly valued with below average probability of distress within the next 2 years. Our final 'Buy-vs-Sell' recommendation on the company is Strong Buy.

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