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As of today, Dean Foods Company's share price is $15.67. Dean Foods Company's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $-5.21. Hence, Dean Foods Company's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 0.00.
During the past 13 years, Dean Foods Company's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 33.35. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 7.27.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Dean Foods Company was -235.00% per year.
During the past 13 years, Dean Foods Company's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 89.30% per year. The lowest was -33.70% per year. And the median was -0.90% per year.
Dean Foods Company's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Dean Foods Company's Share Price of today is $15.67.
Dean Foods Company's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -1.46 (Mar. 2013 ) + -1.53 (Jun. 2013 ) + -0.58 (Sep. 2013 ) + -1.64 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-5.21.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
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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.
In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements 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.
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