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Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
21.00 (As of Today)

As of today, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s share price is $13.34. Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.64. Hence, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 21.00.

MPW' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 12.11   Max: 316.67
Current: 21

12.11
316.67

During the past 10 years, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 316.67. The lowest was 12.11. And the median was 28.63.

MPW's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
50% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. MPW: 21.00 )

Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.38. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.64.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. was 39.10% per year.

During the past 10 years, Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.40% per year. The lowest was -39.20% per year. And the median was -16.80% per year.


Definition

Medical Properties Trust, 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)
=13.34/0.64
=20.84

Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $13.34.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.1 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0.06 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.1 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.38 (Dec. 2013 ) = $0.64.

* 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.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.0012.6663.710.0026.0019.09

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
pfcf 0.000.0042.18962.0033.7126.0038.1933.3028.9819.09
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