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Layne Christensen Co (NAS:LAYN)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Layne Christensen Co's share price is $8.89. Layne Christensen Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $-1.31. Hence, Layne Christensen Co's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

During the past 13 years, Layne Christensen Co's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 562.22. The lowest was 5.61. And the median was 35.36.

Layne Christensen Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $-0.27. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $-1.31.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -21.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Layne Christensen Co's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 118.00% per year. The lowest was -51.50% per year. And the median was -21.30% per year.


Definition

Layne Christensen Co'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)
=8.89/-1.312
=

Layne Christensen Co's Share Price of today is $8.89.
Layne Christensen Co's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was 0.563 (Apr. 2015 ) + -1.209 (Jul. 2015 ) + -0.392 (Oct. 2015 ) + -0.274 (Jan. 2016 ) = $-1.31.

* 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.

Layne Christensen Co Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
pfcf 0.00102.7928.1310.02371.530.000.000.000.000.00

Layne Christensen Co Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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