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Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)
Net Cash
$-19.33 (As of Jul. 2014)

Net cash per share is calculated as Cash and Cash Equivalents minus Total Liabilities and then divided by Shares Outstanding. Best Buy Co Inc's net cash per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was $-19.33.


Definition

In the calculation of a company’s net cash, assets other than cash and short term investments are considered to be worth nothing. But the company has to pay its debt and other liabilities in full. This is an extremely conservative way of valuation. Most companies have negative net cash. But sometimes a company’s price may be lower than its net-cash.

Best Buy Co Inc's Net Cash Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Net Cash Per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )=(Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities)/Shares Outstanding
=(2901-10027)/347.600
=-20.50

Best Buy Co Inc's Net Cash Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 is calculated as

Net Cash Per Share (Q: Jul. 2014 )=(Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities)/Shares Outstanding
=(3080-9823)/348.75
=-19.33

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Ben Graham invested in situations where the company’s stock price was lower than its net-cash. He assigned some value to the company’s other current asset. The value is called Net Current Asset Value (NCAV). One research study, covering the years 1970 through 1983 showed that portfolios picked at the beginning of each year, and held for one year, returned 29.4 percent, on average, over the 13-year period, compared to 11.5 percent for the S&P 500 Index. Other studies of Graham’s strategy produced similar results.

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Related Terms

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Total Liabilities, Net Current Asset Value


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Best Buy Co Inc Annual Data

Feb04Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Jan14
netcash -5.25-5.11-5.56-7.21-14.95-25.24-24.03-24.03-30.20-20.50

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

Feb12Apr12Jul12Oct12Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
netcash -32.40-32.01-34.29-40.64-31.02-22.79-26.81-20.55-18.51-19.33
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