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Health Net Inc (NYSE:HNT)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
14.25 (As of Today)

As of today, Health Net Inc's share price is $67.19. Health Net Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $4.71. Hence, Health Net Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 14.25.

HNT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.29   Max: 2092.73
Current: 14.25

3.29
2092.73

During the past 13 years, Health Net Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 2092.73. The lowest was 3.29. And the median was 13.21.

HNT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. HNT: 14.25 )

Health Net Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $-1.96. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $4.71.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Health Net Inc was -46.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Health Net Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 172.90% per year. The lowest was -45.20% per year. And the median was -4.20% per year.


Definition

Health Net 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)
=67.19/4.714
=14.25

Health Net Inc's Share Price of today is $67.19.
Health Net Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 10.864 (Mar. 2015 ) + -3.575 (Jun. 2015 ) + -0.617 (Sep. 2015 ) + -1.958 (Dec. 2015 ) = $4.71.

* 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.

Health Net Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
pfcf 28.0310.310.0010.8710.0749.460.0066.676.0314.52

Health Net Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
pfcf 13.9666.677.407.214.966.033.754.9911.7014.52
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