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John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
8.96 (As of Today)

As of today, John Wiley & Sons Inc's share price is $54.60. John Wiley & Sons Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $6.10. Hence, John Wiley & Sons Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 8.96.

JW.A' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.23   Max: 69.11
Current: 8.96

5.23
69.11

During the past 13 years, John Wiley & Sons Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 69.11. The lowest was 5.23. And the median was 10.85.

JW.A's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. JW.A: 8.96 )

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $4.93. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $6.10.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of John Wiley & Sons Inc was 57.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -1.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -2.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, John Wiley & Sons Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 56.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 1.00% per year.


Definition

John Wiley & Sons 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)
=54.60/6.095
=8.96

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Share Price of today is $54.60.
John Wiley & Sons Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 3.553 (Apr. 2016 ) + -2.707 (Jul. 2016 ) + 0.324 (Oct. 2016 ) + 4.925 (Jan. 2017 ) = $6.10.

* 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.

John Wiley & Sons Inc Annual Data

Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16
pfcf 19.5311.906.789.479.758.808.2511.8211.8011.21

John Wiley & Sons Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
pfcf 13.4013.0011.8012.3313.1510.7811.2113.8010.429.04
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