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Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
19.16 (As of Today)

As of today, Medtronic PLC's share price is $73.56. Medtronic PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was $3.84. Hence, Medtronic PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 19.16.

MDT' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 70.14
Current: 19.16

9.2
70.14

During the past 13 years, Medtronic PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 70.14. The lowest was 9.20. And the median was 14.74.

MDT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
78% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 33.52 vs. MDT: 19.16 )

Medtronic PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $1.15. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was $3.84.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Medtronic PLC was -14.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Medtronic PLC's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 75.90% per year. The lowest was -19.90% per year. And the median was 14.50% per year.


Definition

Medtronic PLC'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)
=73.56/3.84
=19.16

Medtronic PLC's Share Price of today is $73.56.
Medtronic PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was 0.2 (Jul. 2014 ) + 0.82 (Oct. 2014 ) + 1.67 (Jan. 2015 ) + 1.15 (Apr. 2015 ) = $3.84.

* 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.

Medtronic PLC Annual Data

Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
pfcf 62.6527.0119.2411.2313.8313.9610.1610.7113.0419.39

Medtronic PLC Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
pfcf 11.2810.7113.6113.6312.8013.0416.1618.2718.3119.39
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