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DocuSign Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %

: 0.00% (As of Jan. 2022)
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Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. DocuSign's forward rate of return for was 0.00%.

The historical rank and industry rank for DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 7 years, DocuSign's highest Forward Rate of Return was 8.11. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 8.11.

Unlike the Earnings Yield %, the Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


DocuSign Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %, along with its competitors' market caps and Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

DocuSign Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % falls into.



DocuSign Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Calculation

Forward Rate of Return is a concept that Don Yacktman uses in his investment approach. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. He said in the interview (March 2012, when the S&P 500 was at about 1400):

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

DocuSign's Forward Rate of Return of Jan. 2022 is

Forward Rate of Return=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/125.77+0
=0.00 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


DocuSign  (NAS:DOCU) Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Explanation

Unlike the Earnings Yield, the Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past five years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over five years. The reason we use five years is to make it comparable to the growth rate.


Be Aware

In the Forward Rate of Return calculation, the growth rate is added directly to today's free cash flow yield. Therefore the calculation is reliable only if the company can grow at the same rate in the future as it did in the past. Investors should pay close attention to this when researching growth stocks. A more accurate measurement for return is Return on Capital.


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DocuSign Business Description

DocuSign logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7379
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
221 Main Street, Suite 1550, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94105
DocuSign offers the Agreement Cloud, a broad cloud-based software suite that enables users to automate the agreement process and provide legally binding e-signatures from nearly any device. The company was founded in 2003 and completed its IPO in May 2018.
Executives
Gaylor Cynthia officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O PIVOTAL SOFTWARE, INC. 875 HOWARD STREET, FIFTH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Olrich Scott V. officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Salem Enrique T director SYMANTEC CORPORATION 20330 STEVENS CREEK BLVD. CUPERTINO CA 95014
Solvik Peter director 2105 SOUTH BASCOM AVE. #370 CAMPBELL CA 95008
Alhadeff Loren officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Wilderotter Mary Agnes director 115 ALPINE TERRACE OAKLAND CA 94618
Springer Daniel D. director, officer: President and CEO C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Phi Tram T officer: SVP, General Counsel C/O IMPERVA, INC. 3400 BRIDGE PARKWAY REDWOOD SHORES CA 94065
Suh Inhi Cho director C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Singh Sudhir Steven director 6222 185TH AVE REDMOND WA 98052
Irving Blake director 14455 N. HAYDEN RD. SCOTTSDALE AZ 85260
Briggs Teresa director 2225 LAWSON LANE SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Beer James A director MCKESSON CORPORATION ONE POST STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Wolberg Kirsten O. officer: Chief Technology & Ops Officer 900 NORTH MCCARTHY BLVD MILPITAS CA 95035
Sheridan Michael J officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC. 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105

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