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NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
36.82 (As of Today)

As of today, NorthWestern Corp's share price is $58.29. NorthWestern Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $1.58. Hence, NorthWestern Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 36.82.

NWE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43   Max: 1717.73
Current: 36.82

5.43
1717.73

During the past 13 years, NorthWestern Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1717.73. The lowest was 5.43. And the median was 23.04.

NWE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.79 vs. NWE: 36.82 )

NorthWestern Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1.88. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $1.58.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 11.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, NorthWestern Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 62.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 11.00% per year.


Definition

NorthWestern Corp'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)
=58.29/1.583
=36.82

NorthWestern Corp's Share Price of today is $58.29.
NorthWestern Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was -0.236 (Jun. 2015 ) + 0.892 (Sep. 2015 ) + -0.952 (Dec. 2015 ) + 1.879 (Mar. 2016 ) = $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.

NorthWestern Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
pfcf 22.5110.7912.440.000.0029.1239.150.000.0045.47

NorthWestern Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.000.00111.3046.0945.4739.01
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