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Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (NAS:STEI)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
18.69 (As of Today)

As of today, Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s share price is \$13.25. Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.71. Hence, Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 18.69.

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.19. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.71.

Definition

Stewart Enterprises, 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) = 13.25 / 0.709 = 18.69

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Share Price of today is \$13.25.
Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.154 (Oct. 2012 ) + 0.031 (Jan. 2013 ) + 0.33 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.194 (Jul. 2013 ) = \$0.71.

* 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.

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Annual Data

 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 pfcf 10.65 18.89 10.84 20.16 8.34 6.64 11.10 9.61 12.14 18.59

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Quarterly Data

 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 pfcf 11.58 9.61 10.98 11.29 10.35 12.14 12.50 11.00 18.77 18.59
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