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As of today, AeroVironment Inc's share price is $27.82. AeroVironment Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $2.03. Hence, AeroVironment Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 13.70.
During the past 12 years, AeroVironment Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 391.17. The lowest was 12.97. And the median was 35.88.
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 1.50% 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.
AeroVironment Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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AeroVironment Inc's Share Price of today is $27.82.
AeroVironment Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was 0.54 (Jan. 2014 ) + 1.1 (Apr. 2014 ) + 0.63 (Jul. 2014 ) + -0.24 (Oct. 2014 ) = $2.03.
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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