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AeroVironment Inc (NAS:AVAV)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
37.00 (As of Today)

As of today, AeroVironment Inc's share price is $33.15. AeroVironment Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.90. Hence, AeroVironment Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 37.00.

AVAV' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 1197.5
Current: 37

14.89
1197.5

During the past 12 years, AeroVironment Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1197.50. The lowest was 14.89. And the median was 36.19.

AVAV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
80% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 42.48 vs. AVAV: 37.00 )

AeroVironment Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $1.10. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.90.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of AeroVironment Inc was 83.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -4.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -11.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 1.60% per year.

During the past 12 years, AeroVironment Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 43.30% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -4.60% per year.


Definition

AeroVironment 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)
=33.15/0.9
=36.83

AeroVironment Inc's Share Price of today is $33.15.
AeroVironment Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was -0.79 (Jul. 2013 ) + 0.05 (Oct. 2013 ) + 0.54 (Jan. 2014 ) + 1.1 (Apr. 2014 ) = $0.90.

* 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.

AeroVironment Inc Annual Data

Apr05Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
pfcf 0.000.00194.5568.3119.3922.9627.55152.0039.5137.52

AeroVironment Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
pfcf 29.03152.000.000.0080.1939.5135.890.0072.7337.52
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