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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
9.90 (As of Today)

As of today, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's share price is $9.72. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.99. Hence, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 9.90.

BRCD' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 316
Current: 9.9

3.83
316

During the past 13 years, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 316.00. The lowest was 3.83. And the median was 14.17.

BRCD's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
79% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. BRCD: 9.90 )

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.21. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.99.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Brocade Communications Systems Inc was 4.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 62.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 115.40% per year. The lowest was -25.30% per year. And the median was 26.85% per year.


Definition

Brocade Communications 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)
=9.72/0.99
=9.82

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Share Price of today is $9.72.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.23 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.2 (Jul. 2013 ) + 0.35 (Oct. 2013 ) + 0.21 (Jan. 2014 ) = $0.99.

* 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
pfcf 0.0010.3316.2231.705.030.0031.756.174.869.21

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
pfcf 6.177.486.674.694.866.026.267.169.219.43
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