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As of today, Nielsen Holdings PLC's share price is $41.28. Nielsen Holdings PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $2.39. Hence, Nielsen Holdings PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 17.29.
During the past 9 years, Nielsen Holdings PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 54.52. The lowest was 17.13. And the median was 27.06.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Nielsen Holdings PLC was 10.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 19.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 24.90% per year.
During the past 9 years, Nielsen Holdings PLC's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 32.30% per year. The lowest was 10.70% per year. And the median was 22.80% per year.
Nielsen Holdings PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Nielsen Holdings PLC's Share Price of today is $41.28.
Nielsen Holdings PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -0.06 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.27 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.979 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.198 (Dec. 2016 ) = $2.39.
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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