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As of today, Aruba Networks, Inc.'s share price is $20.99. Aruba Networks, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.97. Hence, Aruba Networks, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 21.64.
During the past 12 years, Aruba Networks, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 213.67. The lowest was 11.59. And the median was 38.90.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Aruba Networks, Inc. was -15.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 72.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 65.20% per year.
During the past 12 years, Aruba Networks, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 117.20% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 34.60% per year.
Aruba Networks, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Aruba Networks, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $20.99.
Aruba Networks, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.18 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.36 (Jul. 2013 ) + 0.15 (Oct. 2013 ) + 0.28 (Jan. 2014 ) = $0.97.
It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:
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.
In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements 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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