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Belden (BDC) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Belden has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Belden Inc
Short Name:Belden
Trading Ticker Symbol:BDC
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Missouri, MO
Primary Industry Sector:Basic Industries
Seconday Sub-sector:Telecommunications Equipment
Main Business Areas: Basic Industries, Telecommunications Equipment, Technology, Electronic Components, Telecom
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Belden

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Belden as of writing:
Current Share Price:$49.06
Previous Year's Closing Price:$41.77
Percentage Price Change (YTD):17.45%
Market Cap:$2.1 billion
52-week Price Range:$37.79 - $73.57
Dividend Per Share:$0.2
EPS (TTM):4.05
Price-Earnings (Trailing):12.12
Price-Earnings (Forward):8.43

Company Profile and Business Description for Belden

Belden Inc., incorporated on May 18, 1988, is a signal transmission solutions provider company. The Company operates through five segment: Broadcast Solutions (Broadcast), Enterprise Connectivity Solutions (Enterprise), Industrial Connectivity Solutions (Industrial Connectivity), Industrial IT Solutions (Industrial IT), and Network Security Solutions (Network Security). The segments design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of signal transmission solutions for applications used in a variety of end markets, including broadcast, enterprise, and industrial. The Company's portfolio of signal transmission solutions provides transmission of data, sound, and video for various applications. The Company's sells its products to distributors, end users, installers, and to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, other manufacturing and operating facilities in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, and St. Kitts, as well as in various countries in Europe.


The Broadcast Solutions (Broadcast) segment is a provider of production, distribution, and connectivity systems for television broadcast, cable, satellite, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) industries. It focuses on customers in markets, such as outside broadcast, sport venues, broadcast studios, and cable, broadband, satellite, and telecommunications service providers. Its products have a variety of applications, including live production signal management, program playout for broadcasters, monitoring for pay-TV operators, and broadband connectivity. Its products and solutions include camera solutions, production switchers, server and storage systems for replay applications, interfaces and routers, monitoring systems, in-home network systems, playout systems, outside plant connectivity products, and other cable and connectivity products.

It manufactures copper-clad coaxial cable and associated connector products for the transmission of data, sound, and video (broadband) that are used for the drop section of cable television (CATV) systems and satellite direct broadcast systems. Its connectivity solutions include various product categories: coax connector products that allow for connections from the provider network to the subscribers' devices; hardline connectors that allow service providers to distribute their services within a city, a town, or a neighborhood; fiber optic micro duct products to support Fiber to the Terminal (FTTx) networks; entry devices that serve to manage and remove network signal noise that could impair performance for the subscriber; and traps and filtering devices that allow service providers to control the signals that are transmitted to the subscriber.

Its products are sold through a variety of channels, including its specialty distributors; audio systems installers; directly to the television networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC; directly to broadband service providers, including Comcast, DirectTV, and Charter Spectrum directly to specialty system integrators; directly to OEMs; and other distributors.


The Enterprise Connectivity Solutions (Enterprise) segment is a provider of network infrastructure solutions, as well as cabling and connectivity solutions for broadcast, commercial audio/video, and security applications. It serves in markets, such as healthcare, education, financial, government, and corporate enterprises, as well as end-markets, including sport venues, broadcast studios, and academias. Its product lines include copper cable and connectivity solutions, fiber cable and connectivity solutions, and racks and enclosures. Its products are used in applications, such as local area networks, data centers, access control, and building automation. It provides end-to-end copper and fiber network systems to include cable, assemblies, interconnect panels, and enclosures. Its products are also used in a variety of applications, including live production and performance, video display and digital signage, corporate communications, and life safety. Its products deliver data in addition to power over Ethernet, which meets the performance requirements driven by the increasing number of connections in buildings. Its products also include intelligent power, cooling, and airflow management for data center operations. Its product portfolio is designed to support Internet Protocol convergence, the increased use of wireless communications, and cloud-based data centers by its customers.

Industrial Connectivity

The Industrial Connectivity Solutions (Industrial Connectivity) segment is a provider of networking components and machine connectivity products. Its products include physical network and fieldbus infrastructure components and on-machine connectivity systems. Its products are used in applications, such as network and fieldbus infrastructure; sensor and actuator connectivity; power, control, and data transmission; and mobile machines. Its products also include industrial and input/output (I/O) connectors, industrial cables, Internet protocol (IP) and networking cables, I/O modules, distribution boxes, ruggedized controls and sensors, customer specific wiring solutions, and load-moment indicator systems, as well as controllers and sensors for the mobile crane market. Its industrial cable products are used in manufacturing and process operations involving the connection of computers, programmable controllers, robots, operator interfaces, motor drives, sensors, printers, and other devices. It supplies heat-shrinkable tubing and wire management products to protect and organize wire and cable assemblies. Its industrial connector products are used as sensor and actuator connections in factory automation supporting various fieldbus protocols, as well as power connections in building automation. Its products are sold directly to industrial equipment OEMs and through a network of industrial distributors, value-added resellers, and system integrators.

Industrial IT

The Industrial IT Solutions (Industrial IT) segment provides networking systems. Its products include security devices, Ethernet switches and related equipment, routers and gateways, network management software, and wireless systems. Its Industrial Ethernet switches and related equipment can be both rail-mounted and rack-mounted, and are used for factory automation, power generation and distribution, process automation, and infrastructure projects, such as bridges, wind farms, and airport runways. Rail-mounted switches are designed to withstand conditions including electronic interference and mechanical stresses. Its products are sold directly to end use customers, OEMs, and through distributors.

Network Security Solutions

The Network Security Solutions (Network Security) segment provides controls for protecting enterprises against cyberattacks and automating Information Technology regulatory compliance. It provides software and services that protect against cyberattacks and data breaches with security controls that discover assets, configurations, identify vulnerabilities and detect threats. It targets end use customers in markets, such as industrial, (including utilities and energy), enterprise, (including finance, insurance, technology, communications, retail, and healthcare), and government. The Network Security product portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence. Its products are sold directly to end use customers.

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