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Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
67.10 (As of Today)

As of today, Oil-Dri Corporation of America's share price is $33.59. Oil-Dri Corporation of America's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.50. Hence, Oil-Dri Corporation of America's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 67.10.

ODC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 696.67
Current: 67.1

3.11
696.67

During the past 13 years, Oil-Dri Corporation of America's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 696.67. The lowest was 3.11. And the median was 16.15.

ODC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked lower than
68% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. ODC: 67.10 )

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $-0.04. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $0.50.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Oil-Dri Corporation of America was -77.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -3.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Oil-Dri Corporation of America's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 207.20% per year. The lowest was -37.70% per year. And the median was -3.30% per year.


Definition

Oil-Dri Corporation of America'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)
=33.59/0.5
=67.18

Oil-Dri Corporation of America's Share Price of today is $33.59.
Oil-Dri Corporation of America's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.82 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.3 (Jul. 2013 ) + -0.58 (Oct. 2013 ) + -0.04 (Jan. 2014 ) = $0.50.

* 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.

Oil-Dri Corporation of America Annual Data

Jul04Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13
pfcf 8.0419.23133.1313.0346.54225.0010.0811.069.4116.26

Oil-Dri Corporation of America Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
pfcf 668.3341.9817.639.417.9212.5010.7516.2633.8068.70
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