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Zale Corp (NYSE:ZLC)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Zale Corp's share price is \$21.13. Zale Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$-0.10. Hence, Zale Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

Zale Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.60. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$-0.10.

Definition

Zale 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) = 21.13 / -0.099 =

Zale Corp's Share Price of today is \$21.13.
Zale Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.303 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.942 (Jul. 2013 ) + -2.94 (Oct. 2013 ) + 1.596 (Jan. 2014 ) = \$-0.10.

* 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.

Zale Corp Annual Data

 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 pfcf 12.23 20.86 197.00 0.00 20.67 0.00 2.63 0.00 0.00 77.33

Zale Corp Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 pfcf 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.44 0.00 0.00 77.33 0.00 0.00
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