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Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
20.47 (As of Today)

As of today, Campbell Soup Co's share price is $44.83. Campbell Soup Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $2.19. Hence, Campbell Soup Co's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 20.47.

CPB' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 45.65
Current: 20.47

10.8
45.65

During the past 13 years, Campbell Soup Co's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 45.65. The lowest was 10.80. And the median was 19.07.

CPB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
84% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 55.90 vs. CPB: 20.47 )

Campbell Soup Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.40. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $2.19.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Campbell Soup Co was 10.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -12.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -6.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, Campbell Soup Co's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 35.90% per year. The lowest was -20.00% per year. And the median was -0.20% per year.


Definition

Campbell Soup Co'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)
=44.83/2.19
=20.47

Campbell Soup Co's Share Price of today is $44.83.
Campbell Soup Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was 0.79 (Jan. 2014 ) + 1.04 (Apr. 2014 ) + -0.04 (Jul. 2014 ) + 0.4 (Oct. 2014 ) = $2.19.

* 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.

Campbell Soup Co Annual Data

Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13Jul14
pfcf 19.2816.5242.8329.8213.3816.4712.4213.2421.6724.45

Campbell Soup Co Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
pfcf 13.2414.0514.4518.5621.6721.3924.5324.3324.4520.05
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