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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NAS:CALM)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
77.80 (As of Today)

As of today, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s share price is $61.50. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $1.56. Hence, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 77.80.

CALM' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 78.06
Current: 77.8

2.41
78.06

During the past 13 years, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 78.06. The lowest was 2.41. And the median was 10.25.

CALM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
68% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. CALM: 77.80 )

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $2.00. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $1.56.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. was -48.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -31.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -20.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 115.00% per year. The lowest was -46.40% per year. And the median was -6.00% per year.


Definition

Cal-Maine Foods, 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)
=61.50/1.56
=39.42

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $61.50.
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was 0.32 (May. 2013 ) + -0.82 (Aug. 2013 ) + 0.06 (Nov. 2013 ) + 2 (Feb. 2014 ) = $1.56.

* 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.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Annual Data

May04May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13
pfcf 4.520.0019.448.675.836.818.0717.2311.9334.42

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
pfcf 11.2114.9811.9321.3730.0533.4634.4229.8269.5633.61
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