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As of today, Proto Labs Inc's share price is $59.83. Proto Labs Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $0.54. Hence, Proto Labs Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 111.00.
During the past 7 years, Proto Labs Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 1729.05. The lowest was 55.76. And the median was 103.41.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Proto Labs Inc was 2.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.70% per year.
During the past 7 years, Proto Labs Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.
Proto Labs Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Proto Labs Inc's Share Price of today is $59.83.
Proto Labs Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 0.35 (Mar. 2015 ) + 0.111 (Jun. 2015 ) + 0.072 (Sep. 2015 ) + 0.006 (Dec. 2015 ) = $0.54.
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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