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Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
(As of Today)

As of today, Bank of Montreal's share price is $74.06. Bank of Montreal's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $-5.59. Hence, Bank of Montreal's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

During the past 13 years, Bank of Montreal's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 413.62. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 12.39.

Bank of Montreal's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $9.15. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $-5.59.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Bank of Montreal was -443.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Bank of Montreal's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 269.50% per year. The lowest was -76.00% per year. And the median was 12.80% per year.


Definition

Bank of Montreal'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)
=74.06/-5.587
=

Bank of Montreal's Share Price of today is $74.06.
Bank of Montreal's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was -3.82 (Apr. 2016 ) + 0.805 (Jul. 2016 ) + -11.724 (Oct. 2016 ) + 9.152 (Jan. 2017 ) = $-5.59.

* 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.

Bank of Montreal Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
pfcf 0.005.692.150.0020.174.044.390.0028.090.00

Bank of Montreal Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
pfcf 0.000.000.0021.7928.0935.330.000.000.000.00
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