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Airgas Inc (NYSE:ARG)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
37.16 (As of Today)

As of today, Airgas Inc's share price is \$142.95. Airgas Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was \$3.85. Hence, Airgas Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 37.16.

Airgas Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was \$1.90. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was \$3.85.

Definition

Airgas Inc'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) = 142.95 / 3.847 = 37.16

Airgas Inc's Share Price of today is \$142.95.
Airgas Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 0.894 (Jun. 2015 ) + 0.451 (Sep. 2015 ) + 0.603 (Dec. 2015 ) + 1.899 (Mar. 2016 ) = \$3.85.

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

Airgas Inc Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 pfcf 39.54 13.57 12.29 15.32 300.54 46.61 34.71 20.42 32.23 36.82

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 pfcf 23.41 20.42 20.96 27.88 32.21 32.23 35.08 29.43 47.42 36.82
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