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Bioanalytical Systems Inc (NAS:BASI)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
10.35 (As of Today)

As of today, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's share price is $1.48. Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.14. Hence, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 10.35.

BASI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39   Max: 190
Current: 10.35

1.39
190

During the past 13 years, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 190.00. The lowest was 1.39. And the median was 12.25.

BASI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
92% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 28.89 vs. BASI: 10.35 )

Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.10. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.14.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Bioanalytical Systems Inc was 204.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 2.30% per year. The lowest was -59.40% per year. And the median was -6.90% per year.


Definition

Bioanalytical Systems 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)
=1.48/0.143
=10.35

Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Share Price of today is $1.48.
Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.001 (Mar. 2016 ) + -0.008 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.046 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.104 (Dec. 2016 ) = $0.14.

* 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.

Bioanalytical Systems Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
pfcf 13.010.002.892.4766.110.007.2215.1020.860.00

Bioanalytical Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
pfcf 15.100.0027.4318.9620.8632.340.000.000.005.38
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