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Leidos Holdings Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %

: 23.66% (As of Sep. 2021)
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Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. Leidos Holdings's forward rate of return for was 23.66%.

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

NYSE:LDOS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.14   Med: 7.04   Max: 32.99
Current: 24.21

-29.14
32.99

During the past 13 years, Leidos Holdings's highest Forward Rate of Return was 32.99. The lowest was -29.14. And the median was 7.04.

NYSE:LDOS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1073 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. NYSE:LDOS: 24.21 )

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.


Leidos Holdings Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Leidos Holdings'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.

* Premium members only.

Leidos Holdings Annual Data
Trend Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - - - 23.74

Leidos Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 23.74 24.50 23.67 23.66

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Leidos Holdings'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.

   

Leidos Holdings Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Distribution

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

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



Leidos Holdings 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).

Leidos Holdings's Forward Rate of Return of Sep. 2021 is

Forward Rate of Return=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=5.64038095/96.13+0.1779
=23.66 %

* 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.


Leidos Holdings  (NYSE:LDOS) 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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Leidos Holdings Business Description

Leidos Holdings logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 541513 SIC : 7373
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
11951 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA, USA, 20190
Leidos Holdings Inc is engaged in scientific, engineering, system integration, technical services, and solutions to various government entities and highly regulated industries, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and the British Ministry of Defense. Areas of focus include intelligence and surveillance, cybersecurity, complex logistics, energy, and health.
Executives
John Miriam E director 7011 EAST AVENUE LIVERMORE CA 94550
Moos James Robert officer: Group President 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Kraemer Harry M Jansen Jr director DENTSPLY SIRONA INC. 13320 BALLANTYNE CORPORATE PLACE CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Krone Roger A director, officer: CEO PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: KRONE ROGER A a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Cage Christopher R officer: SVP and Corporate Controller 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Kendall Frank Iii director 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Reagan James officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer C/O DELTEK 13880 DULLES CORNER LANE HERNDON VA 20171
Howe Jerald S Jr officer: Executive VP & General Counsel PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: HOWE JERALD S JR a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Williams Noel B director ONE PARK PLAZA NASHVILLE TN 37203
Schmanske Mary Vicki officer: Group President 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Porter Elizabeth A officer: Group President 1750 PRESIDENTS STREET RESTON VA 20190
Stevens Roy E officer: Chief of Business Development 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
May Gary Stephen director 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Fubini David G director D.G. FUBINI CONSULTANTS, LLC 80 SEARS ROAD BROOKLINE MA 02445
Stalnecker Susan M director TWO N NINTHST ALLENTOWN PA 18101

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