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DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
25.45 (As of Today)

As of today, DST Systems Inc's share price is $121.11. DST Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $4.76. Hence, DST Systems Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 25.45.

DST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.39   Max: 183.27
Current: 25.45

4.39
183.27

During the past 13 years, DST Systems Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 183.27. The lowest was 4.39. And the median was 13.48.

DST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. DST: 25.45 )

DST Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $2.15. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $4.76.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of DST Systems Inc was 77.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -8.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, DST Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 142.90% per year. The lowest was -35.30% per year. And the median was 11.20% per year.


Definition

DST Systems 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)
=121.11/4.758
=25.45

DST Systems Inc's Share Price of today is $121.11.
DST Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 1.644 (Sep. 2015 ) + 1.945 (Dec. 2015 ) + -0.98 (Mar. 2016 ) + 2.149 (Jun. 2016 ) = $4.76.

* 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.

DST Systems Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
pfcf 19.890.006.878.247.936.6223.4713.7419.2537.77

DST Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
pfcf 13.1223.4120.2319.2531.2346.9040.7737.7746.1424.47
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