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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
20.11 (As of Today)

As of today, Symantec Corp's share price is $25.94. Symantec Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.29. Hence, Symantec Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 20.11.

SYMC' s 10-Year Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio Range
Min: 6.12   Max: 29.25
Current: 20.1

6.12
29.25

During the past 13 years, Symantec Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 29.25. The lowest was 6.12. And the median was 12.48.

SYMC's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratiois ranked higher than
86% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYMC: 20.10 )

Symantec Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.09. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.29.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Symantec Corp was -29.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -9.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -4.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 3.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Symantec Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 152.00% per year. The lowest was -9.20% per year. And the median was 12.80% per year.


Definition

Symantec Corp'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)
=25.94/1.29
=20.11

Symantec Corp's Share Price of today is $25.94.
Symantec Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.38 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.53 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.29 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.09 (Sep. 2014 ) = $1.29.

* 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
pfcf 14.0313.8013.629.448.899.569.568.6613.9413.68

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
pfcf 7.5710.2710.1213.9412.7013.5214.2013.6816.3818.15
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