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Computer Sciences Corp (NYSE:CSC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
9.70 (As of Today)

As of today, Computer Sciences Corp's share price is $60.40. Computer Sciences Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $6.23. Hence, Computer Sciences Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 9.70.

CSC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 123.48
Current: 9.7

4.38
123.48

During the past 13 years, Computer Sciences Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 123.48. The lowest was 4.38. And the median was 15.76.

CSC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
96% of the 1862 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CSC: 9.70 )

Computer Sciences Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.71. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $6.23.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Computer Sciences Corp was 106.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 1.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Computer Sciences Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 71.30% per year. The lowest was -40.90% per year. And the median was 10.00% per year.


Definition

Computer Sciences Corp'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)
=60.40/6.23
=9.70

Computer Sciences Corp's Share Price of today is $60.40.
Computer Sciences Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.8 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2.42 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2.3 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.71 (Jun. 2014 ) = $6.23.

* 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.

Computer Sciences Corp Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
pfcf 16.6131.7413.9435.475.8511.6712.7622.8517.2110.45

Computer Sciences Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
pfcf 22.856.514.617.5617.2114.4925.3619.8910.4510.11
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