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LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
152.80 (As of Today)

As of today, LinkedIn Corp's share price is $177.44. LinkedIn Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1.16. Hence, LinkedIn Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 152.80.

LNKD' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 88.47   Max: 845.92
Current: 152.8

88.47
845.92

During the past 5 years, LinkedIn Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 845.92. The lowest was 88.47. And the median was 143.68.

LNKD's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
71% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LNKD: 152.80 )

LinkedIn Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.33. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1.16.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of LinkedIn Corp was -16.50% per year.


Definition

LinkedIn 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)
=177.44/1.16
=152.97

LinkedIn Corp's Share Price of today is $177.44.
LinkedIn Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.27 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.24 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.32 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.33 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1.16.

* 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.

LinkedIn Corp Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00116.6992.60160.61

LinkedIn Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
pfcf 116.69143.65158.61256.1792.60126.66112.85133.01160.61159.43
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