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Pampa Energia SA (NYSE:PAM)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
4.89 (As of Today)

As of today, Pampa Energia SA's share price is $8.90. Pampa Energia SA's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.82. Hence, Pampa Energia SA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 4.89.

PAM' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 2.23   Max: 73.67
Current: 4.89

2.23
73.67

During the past 11 years, Pampa Energia SA's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 73.67. The lowest was 2.23. And the median was 5.51.

PAM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
96% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 85.80 vs. PAM: 4.89 )

Pampa Energia SA's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.14. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.82.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Pampa Energia SA was 237.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 92.70% per year.

During the past 11 years, Pampa Energia SA's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 280.30% per year. The lowest was 92.70% per year. And the median was 125.40% per year.


Definition

Pampa Energia SA'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)
=8.90/1.82
=4.89

Pampa Energia SA's Share Price of today is $8.90.
Pampa Energia SA's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.54 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.66 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.48 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.14 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1.82.

* 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.

Pampa Energia SA Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
pfcf 0.000.000.000.000.000.00425.0025.002.713.88

Pampa Energia SA Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
pfcf 43.004.726.962.712.776.004.423.883.535.25
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