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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.
Health Net Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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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.
It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:
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.
In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements 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.
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