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MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NAS:MWIV)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
97.10 (As of Today)

As of today, MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s share price is $153.50. MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.58. Hence, MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 97.10.

MWIV' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 15.63   Max: 1329.67
Current: 97.1

15.63
1329.67

During the past 13 years, MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1329.67. The lowest was 15.63. And the median was 59.84.

MWIV's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
83% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Medical Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. MWIV: 97.10 )

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-1.11. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.58.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. was 47.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 53.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 28.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 53.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -10.90% per year.


Definition

MWI Veterinary Supply, 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)
=153.50/1.58
=97.15

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s Share Price of today is $153.50.
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -0.94 (Mar. 2013 ) + 4.1 (Jun. 2013 ) + -0.47 (Sep. 2013 ) + -1.11 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1.58.

* 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
pfcf 0.000.000.0039.3264.4152.5757.7243.28205.1540.70

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
pfcf 43.2821.7848.35103.81205.15102.80113.0426.6840.70107.57
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