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Cowen Group Inc (NAS:COWN)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Cowen Group Inc's share price is \$3.45. Cowen Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-2.39. Hence, Cowen Group Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

During the past 13 years, Cowen Group Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 8.77. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 2.76.

Cowen Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.18. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-2.39.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -11.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Cowen Group Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -11.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -54.80% per year.

Definition

Cowen Group 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) = 3.45 / -2.391 =

Cowen Group Inc's Share Price of today is \$3.45.
Cowen Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.941 (Dec. 2015 ) + -3.319 (Mar. 2016 ) + -0.189 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.176 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$-2.39.

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Cowen Group Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 pfcf 0.72 0.00 0.00 2.15 0.00 1.09 0.00 3.06 0.00 0.00

Cowen Group Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 pfcf 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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