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Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
18.93 (As of Today)

As of today, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's share price is $60.28. Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $3.18. Hence, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 18.93.

FBHS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.79   Max: 72.44
Current: 18.92

16.79
72.44

During the past 8 years, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 72.44. The lowest was 16.79. And the median was 28.88.

FBHS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. FBHS: 18.92 )

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.44. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $3.18.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc was 72.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 39.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 27.40% per year.

During the past 8 years, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 39.30% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 13.80% per year.


Definition

Fortune Brands Home & Security 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)
=60.28/3.184
=18.93

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Share Price of today is $60.28.
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -0.405 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.983 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.169 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.437 (Dec. 2016 ) = $3.18.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
pfcf 0.000.000.000.0024.7223.4739.0652.0930.1616.79

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
pfcf 56.3952.0935.3334.7125.9130.1628.0624.0024.0016.79
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