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Sonic Corporation (NAS:SONC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
20.40 (As of Today)

As of today, Sonic Corporation's share price is $20.61. Sonic Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $0.74. Hence, Sonic Corporation's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 20.40.

SONC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 244
Current: 20.4

5.39
244

During the past 13 years, Sonic Corporation's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 244.00. The lowest was 5.39. And the median was 32.71.

SONC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
71% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. SONC: 20.40 )

Sonic Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $-0.28. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was $0.74.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Sonic Corporation was -10.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -2.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -1.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Sonic Corporation's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 159.60% per year. The lowest was -34.10% per year. And the median was 11.90% per year.


Definition

Sonic Corporation'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)
=20.61/0.74
=27.85

Sonic Corporation's Share Price of today is $20.61.
Sonic Corporation's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2014 was 0.34 (May. 2013 ) + 0.33 (Aug. 2013 ) + 0.35 (Nov. 2013 ) + -0.28 (Feb. 2014 ) = $0.74.

* 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.

Sonic Corporation Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
pfcf 32.3941.6249.84181.8340.2511.558.929.187.8719.70

Sonic Corporation Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
pfcf 8.027.876.467.878.9611.2916.0019.7019.590.00
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