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Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
9.42 (As of Today)

As of today, Chimera Investment Corporation's share price is $3.11. Chimera Investment Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was $0.27. Hence, Chimera Investment Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 9.42.

CIM' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 9.42

CIM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
117% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. CIM: 9.42 )

Chimera Investment Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $0.08. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was $0.27.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Chimera Investment Corporation was -25.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -4.90% per year.


Definition

Chimera Investment Corporation'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)
=3.11/0.27
=11.52

Chimera Investment Corporation's Share Price of today is $3.11.
Chimera Investment Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was 0.06 (Dec. 2012 ) + 0.06 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0.07 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.08 (Sep. 2013 ) = $0.27.

* 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.

Chimera Investment Corporation Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.007.0411.7610.545.707.91

Chimera Investment Corporation Quarterly Data

Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13
pfcf 0.000.005.700.000.000.007.910.000.000.00
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