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Qualcomm Inc (NAS:QCOM)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
16.01 (As of Today)

As of today, Qualcomm Inc's share price is $71.89. Qualcomm Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $4.49. Hence, Qualcomm Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 16.01.

QCOM' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 39.72
Current: 16.1

10.6
39.72

During the past 13 years, Qualcomm Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 39.72. The lowest was 10.60. And the median was 22.46.

QCOM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
89% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. QCOM: 16.10 )

Qualcomm Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.82. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $4.49.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Qualcomm Inc was 1.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 20.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 21.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Qualcomm Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 60.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 20.80% per year.


Definition

Qualcomm Inc'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)
=71.89/4.49
=16.01

Qualcomm Inc's Share Price of today is $71.89.
Qualcomm Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1.49 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.71 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1.47 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.82 (Sep. 2014 ) = $4.49.

* 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.

Qualcomm Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
pfcf 35.8024.0723.8833.0511.7120.5219.2223.0515.2716.66

Qualcomm Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
pfcf 18.5623.0521.4021.8816.2515.2715.1817.4915.8616.66
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