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

As of today, Copart Inc's share price is $42.84. Copart Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $1.07. Hence, Copart Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 40.11.

CPRT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.68   Max: 174.81
Current: 40.11

15.68
174.81

During the past 13 years, Copart Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 174.81. The lowest was 15.68. And the median was 26.45.

CPRT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. CPRT: 40.11 )

Copart Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $-0.42. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $1.07.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Copart Inc was -32.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 2.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 9.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, Copart Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 77.50% per year. The lowest was -9.90% per year. And the median was 22.00% 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)
=42.84/1.068
=40.11

Copart Inc's Share Price of today is $42.84.
Copart Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was 0.794 (Apr. 2015 ) + 0.241 (Jul. 2015 ) + 0.449 (Oct. 2015 ) + -0.416 (Jan. 2016 ) = $1.07.

* 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

Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13Jul14Jul15
pfcf 101.680.0048.6324.1625.1019.0117.8961.4624.2125.54

Copart Inc Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
pfcf 48.2535.6332.9424.2122.5923.3024.5325.5425.7931.38
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