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Seagate Technology PLC (NAS:STX)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
10.11 (As of Today)

As of today, Seagate Technology PLC's share price is $42.01. Seagate Technology PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $4.16. Hence, Seagate Technology PLC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 10.11.

STX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22   Max: 353.7
Current: 10.11

2.22
353.7

During the past 13 years, Seagate Technology PLC's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 353.70. The lowest was 2.22. And the median was 9.29.

STX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Data Storage industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. STX: 10.11 )

Seagate Technology PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.88. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $4.16.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Seagate Technology PLC was 17.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -15.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 21.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 35.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Seagate Technology PLC's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 241.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 2.40% per year.


Definition

Seagate Technology PLC'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)
=42.01/4.157
=10.11

Seagate Technology PLC's Share Price of today is $42.01.
Seagate Technology PLC's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.369 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.407 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.502 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.879 (Dec. 2016 ) = $4.16.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Seagate Technology PLC Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
pfcf 302.336.5426.965.2318.144.217.709.968.386.79

Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
pfcf 10.299.297.588.387.0210.3410.566.7912.479.18
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