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Sycamore Networks Inc (OTCPK:SCMR)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Sycamore Networks Inc's share price is \$0.11. Sycamore Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2012 was \$-0.16. Hence, Sycamore Networks Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

Sycamore Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the six months ended in Jul. 2012 was \$-0.16. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2012 was \$-0.16.

Definition

Sycamore Networks 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) = 0.11 / -0.16 =

Sycamore Networks Inc's Share Price of today is \$0.11.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Sycamore Networks Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2012 was \$-0.16.

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Sycamore Networks Inc Annual Data

 Jul03 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 pfcf 0.00 0.00 0.00 52.61 65.00 174.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Sycamore Networks Inc Semi-Annual Data

 Jul03 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 pfcf 0.00 0.00 0.00 52.61 65.00 174.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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