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ECB Bancorp Inc (AMEX:ECBE)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
5.10 (As of Today)

As of today, ECB Bancorp Inc's share price is $0.00. ECB Bancorp Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2012 was $3.05. Hence, ECB Bancorp Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 5.10.

ECBE' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 21.14
Current: 5.1

2.77
21.14

During the past 13 years, ECB Bancorp Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 21.14. The lowest was 2.77. And the median was 9.93.

ECBE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
129% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ECBE: 5.10 )

ECB Bancorp Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 was $1.56. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2012 was $3.05.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of ECB Bancorp Inc was -99.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -2.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, ECB Bancorp Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 25.90% per year. The lowest was -29.40% per year. And the median was 5.60% per year.


Definition

ECB Bancorp 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)
=0.00/3.05
=0.00

ECB Bancorp Inc's Share Price of today is $0.00.
ECB Bancorp Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2012 was 0.23 (Dec. 2011 ) + 0.12 (Mar. 2012 ) + 1.14 (Jun. 2012 ) + 1.56 (Sep. 2012 ) = $3.05.

* 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.

ECB Bancorp Inc Annual Data

Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11
pfcf 11.3215.4912.049.379.3412.247.7713.557.133.05

ECB Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
pfcf 10.7111.287.133.593.043.733.058.335.645.07
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