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First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (AMEX:FEN)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
8.39 (As of Today)

As of today, First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's share price is $26.23. First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was $3.13. Hence, First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 8.39.

FEN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.53   Max: 29
Current: 8.36

6.53
29

During the past 7 years, First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 29.00. The lowest was 6.53. And the median was 9.09.

FEN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. FEN: 8.36 )

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Free Cash Flow per Share for the six months ended in Nov. 2016 was $-0.79. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was $3.13.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 11.10% per year.


Definition

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund'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)
=26.23/3.125
=8.39

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Share Price of today is $26.23.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2016 was $3.13.

* 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.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Annual Data

Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13Nov14Nov15Nov16
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.0027.378.228.42

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Semi-Annual Data

May12Nov12May13Nov13May14Nov14May15Nov15May16Nov16
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.0027.370.008.220.008.42
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