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As of today, MeadWestvaco Corporation's share price is $38.24. MeadWestvaco Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $-0.38. Hence, MeadWestvaco Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 0.00.
During the past 13 years, MeadWestvaco Corporation's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 255.02. The lowest was 5.39. And the median was 16.35.
During the past 13 years, MeadWestvaco Corporation's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 37.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -7.15% per year.
MeadWestvaco Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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MeadWestvaco Corporation's Share Price of today is $38.24.
MeadWestvaco Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was -1.12 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0.46 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.22 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.06 (Dec. 2013 ) = $-0.38.
It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:
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.
In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements 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.
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