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Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
41.25 (As of Today)

As of today, Acuity Brands Inc's share price is $246.77. Acuity Brands Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2016 was $5.98. Hence, Acuity Brands Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 41.25.

AYI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.12   Max: 48.03
Current: 41

6.12
48.03

During the past 13 years, Acuity Brands Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 48.03. The lowest was 6.12. And the median was 17.77.

AYI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.02 vs. AYI: 41.00 )

Acuity Brands Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the six months ended in Aug. 2016 was $1.82. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2016 was $5.98.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Acuity Brands Inc was 11.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 40.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 4.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Acuity Brands Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 50.00% per year. The lowest was -25.30% per year. And the median was -4.10% per year.


Definition

Acuity Brands 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)
=246.77/5.982
=41.25

Acuity Brands Inc's Share Price of today is $246.77.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Acuity Brands Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2016 was $5.98.

* 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.


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 local exchange's currency.

Acuity Brands Inc Annual Data

Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15Aug16
pfcf 9.369.1118.8512.1014.3419.0939.7526.9436.4145.98

Acuity Brands Inc Semi-Annual Data

May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16
pfcf 33.7626.9431.1633.2736.4036.4143.2135.1237.8545.98
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