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As of today, Astec Industries, Inc.'s share price is $42.81. Astec Industries, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $-0.95. Hence, Astec Industries, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 0.00.
During the past 13 years, Astec Industries, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 399.89. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 40.06.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Astec Industries, Inc. was -891.70% per year.
During the past 13 years, Astec Industries, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 90.70% per year. The lowest was -75.10% per year. And the median was 5.85% per year.
Astec Industries, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Astec Industries, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $42.81.
Astec Industries, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -0.37 (Mar. 2013 ) + -1.24 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.94 (Sep. 2013 ) + -0.28 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-0.95.
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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