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American Pacific Corporation (NAS:APFC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
9.97 (As of Today)

As of today, American Pacific Corporation's share price is $46.47. American Pacific Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was $4.66. Hence, American Pacific Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 9.97.

APFC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 419.5
Current: 9.97

1.85
419.5

During the past 13 years, American Pacific Corporation's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 419.50. The lowest was 1.85. And the median was 8.08.

APFC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
92% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 55.37 vs. APFC: 9.97 )

American Pacific Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $0.13. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was $4.66.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of American Pacific Corporation was 1159.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 57.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 62.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, American Pacific Corporation's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 274.40% per year. The lowest was -74.30% per year. And the median was 5.20% per year.


Definition

American Pacific Corporation'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)
=46.47/4.66
=9.97

American Pacific Corporation's Share Price of today is $46.47.
American Pacific Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was -0.66 (Dec. 2012 ) + 0.99 (Mar. 2013 ) + 4.2 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.13 (Sep. 2013 ) = $4.66.

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

American Pacific Corporation Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
pfcf 373.452.470.007.4419.7936.433.656.2632.3211.75

American Pacific Corporation Quarterly Data

Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13
pfcf 7.046.26122.330.004.9232.3211.6112.107.6011.75
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