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F5 Networks Inc (NAS:FFIV)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
16.66 (As of Today)

As of today, F5 Networks Inc's share price is $134.31. F5 Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $8.06. Hence, F5 Networks Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 16.66.

FFIV' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 52.82
Current: 16.61

8.05
52.82

During the past 13 years, F5 Networks Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 52.82. The lowest was 8.05. And the median was 18.77.

FFIV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
73% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. FFIV: 16.61 )

F5 Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1.75. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $8.06.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of F5 Networks Inc was 27.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 22.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 28.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, F5 Networks Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 99.30% per year. The lowest was 10.60% per year. And the median was 28.00% per year.


Definition

F5 Networks 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)
=134.31/8.06
=16.66

F5 Networks Inc's Share Price of today is $134.31.
F5 Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 1.76 (Jun. 2014 ) + 2.18 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2.37 (Dec. 2014 ) + 1.75 (Mar. 2015 ) = $8.06.

* 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.

F5 Networks Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
pfcf 22.8821.4920.7811.6916.6527.8315.1817.9514.3317.13

F5 Networks Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
pfcf 16.2515.5511.6614.3314.5616.8716.9917.1317.8214.26
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