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As of today, Alleghany Corp's share price is $455.02. Alleghany Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $15.16. Hence, Alleghany Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 30.01.
During the past 13 years, Alleghany Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 54.41. The lowest was 3.16. And the median was 8.46.
During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Alleghany Corp was -55.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 78.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 39.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -11.80% per year.
During the past 13 years, Alleghany Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 144.10% per year. The lowest was -50.00% per year. And the median was -1.05% per year.
Alleghany Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as
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Alleghany Corp's Share Price of today is $455.02.
Alleghany Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 4.84 (Dec. 2013 ) + -7.66 (Mar. 2014 ) + 5.35 (Jun. 2014 ) + 12.63 (Sep. 2014 ) = $15.16.
It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:
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.
In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements 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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