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KLA-Tencor Corp (NAS:KLAC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
18.20 (As of Today)

As of today, KLA-Tencor Corp's share price is $76.96. KLA-Tencor Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $4.24. Hence, KLA-Tencor Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 18.20.

KLAC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 6.07   Max: 297.65
Current: 18.2

6.07
297.65

During the past 13 years, KLA-Tencor Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 297.65. The lowest was 6.07. And the median was 16.00.

KLAC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
80% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KLAC: 18.20 )

KLA-Tencor Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.41. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $4.24.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of KLA-Tencor Corp was -14.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -2.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 12.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, KLA-Tencor Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 72.10% per year. The lowest was -21.30% per year. And the median was 14.40% per year.


Definition

KLA-Tencor Corp'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)
=76.96/4.24
=18.15

KLA-Tencor Corp's Share Price of today is $76.96.
KLA-Tencor Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.92 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.6 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1.31 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1.41 (Jun. 2014 ) = $4.24.

* 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.

KLA-Tencor Corp Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
pfcf 19.6834.9321.1312.3025.0011.578.969.4511.2416.74

KLA-Tencor Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
pfcf 10.279.458.9710.259.5211.2413.3713.4618.3916.74
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