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Benchmark Electronics Inc (NYSE:BHE)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
16.59 (As of Today)

As of today, Benchmark Electronics Inc's share price is $23.72. Benchmark Electronics Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.43. Hence, Benchmark Electronics Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 16.59.

BHE' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 319
Current: 16.59

4.3
319

During the past 13 years, Benchmark Electronics Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 319.00. The lowest was 4.30. And the median was 11.53.

BHE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
67% of the 1374 Companies
in the Global Contract Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. BHE: 16.59 )

Benchmark Electronics Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.17. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.43.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Benchmark Electronics Inc was -48.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Benchmark Electronics Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 149.90% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 9.30% per year.


Definition

Benchmark Electronics 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)
=23.72/1.43
=16.59

Benchmark Electronics Inc's Share Price of today is $23.72.
Benchmark Electronics Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.58 (Sep. 2013 ) + -0.17 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.85 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.17 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1.43.

* 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.

Benchmark Electronics Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
pfcf 98.840.000.004.946.7213.700.000.008.9818.03

Benchmark Electronics Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
pfcf 0.00155.0012.738.985.587.268.5718.0316.5317.71
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