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Adtran Inc (NAS:ADTN)
Free Cash Flow
$8.7 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

Adtran Inc's total free cash flow for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $12.5 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $8.7 Mil.

Adtran Inc's free cash flow per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.25. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.18.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Adtran Inc was -79.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -51.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -34.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -12.60% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Free Cash Flow Growth Rate using free cash flow per share data.

During the past 13 years, Adtran Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 63.60% per year. The lowest was -51.30% per year. And the median was 3.40% per year.


Definition

Free Cash Flow is considered one of the most important parameters to measure a company’s earnings power by value investors because it is not subject to estimates of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DDA). However, when we look at the Free Cash Flow, we should look from a long term perspective, because any year’s Free Cash Flow can be drastically affected by the spending on Property, Plant, & Equipment (PPE) of the business in that year. Over the long term, Free Cash Flow should give pretty good picture on the real earnings power of the company.

Note: GuruFocus does not calculate Free Cash Flow when Cash Flow for Capital Expenditures is 0.

Adtran Inc's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as