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Copart, Inc. (NAS:CPRT)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
37.60 (As of Today)

As of today, Copart, Inc.'s share price is $36.49. Copart, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.97. Hence, Copart, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 37.60.

CPRT' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 15.64   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 37.6

15.64
99999999.99

During the past 13 years, Copart, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 99999999.99. The lowest was 15.64. And the median was 33.76.

CPRT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
62% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. CPRT: 37.60 )

Copart, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $-0.17. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.97.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Copart, Inc. was 90.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -10.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -0.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Copart, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 77.70% per year. The lowest was -10.10% per year. And the median was 35.90% per year.


Definition

Copart, 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)
=36.49/0.97
=37.62

Copart, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $36.49.
Copart, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.78 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0 (Jul. 2013 ) + 0.36 (Oct. 2013 ) + -0.17 (Jan. 2014 ) = $0.97.

* 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.

Copart, Inc. Annual Data

Jul04Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13
pfcf 41.2034.94102.46234.3347.6723.8625.3118.5717.8659.11

Copart, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
pfcf 17.7016.3317.7217.8625.7170.4160.7859.1148.1035.34
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