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Alkermes PLC (NAS:ALKS)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Alkermes PLC's share price is $52.57. Alkermes PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-0.71. Hence, Alkermes PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

During the past 13 years, Alkermes PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1524.32. The lowest was 10.34. And the median was 40.57.

Alkermes PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-0.02. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-0.71.

During the past 13 years, Alkermes PLC's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 54.30% per year. The lowest was -30.60% per year. And the median was 15.30% per year.


Definition

Alkermes PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=52.57/-0.712
=

Alkermes PLC's Share Price of today is $52.57.
Alkermes PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -0.459 (Mar. 2016 ) + -0.259 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.021 (Sep. 2016 ) + -0.015 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-0.71.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management’s decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


Related Terms

Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow per Share, P/S Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Alkermes PLC Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Dec14Dec15Dec16
pfcf 29.0859.7040.430.000.000.0030.620.000.000.00

Alkermes PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
pfcf 1,158.650.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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