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Capital Southwest Corporation (NAS:CSWC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
36.40 (As of Today)

As of today, Capital Southwest Corporation's share price is $39.69. Capital Southwest Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.09. Hence, Capital Southwest Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 36.40.

CSWC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 3.34   Max: 209.44
Current: 36.4

3.34
209.44

During the past 13 years, Capital Southwest Corporation's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 209.44. The lowest was 3.34. And the median was 19.42.

CSWC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
52% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. CSWC: 36.40 )

Capital Southwest Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.10. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.09.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -59.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Capital Southwest Corporation's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 96.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.


Definition

Capital Southwest Corporation'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)
=39.69/1.09
=36.41

Capital Southwest Corporation's Share Price of today is $39.69.
Capital Southwest Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was -0.13 (Sep. 2013 ) + -0.12 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1.24 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.1 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1.09.

* 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.

Capital Southwest Corporation Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
pfcf 63.7927.1312.720.0016.180.005.8415.064.65115.73

Capital Southwest Corporation Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
pfcf 15.063.905.655.194.6531.6125.1555.35115.7333.04
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