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Change Healthcare Free Cash Flow per Share

: $1.17 (TTM As of Jun. 2022)
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Change Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $0.01. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $1.17.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Change Healthcare was 34.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 255.10% 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 FCF Growth Rate using Free Cash Flow per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for Change Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

CHNG' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 255.1   Med: 255.1   Max: 255.1
Current: 255.1

During the past 6 years, Change Healthcare's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 255.10% per year. The lowest was 255.10% per year. And the median was 255.10% per year.

CHNG's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked better than
98.78% of 409 companies
in the Healthcare Providers & Services industry
Industry Median: 8.00 vs CHNG: 255.10

Change Healthcare Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Change Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share 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.

Change Healthcare Annual Data
Trend Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only - 0.03 -1.22 1.06 1.30

Change Healthcare Quarterly Data
Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Free Cash Flow per Share 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 0.14 0.28 0.34 0.54 0.01

Change Healthcare Free Cash Flow per Share Calculation

Free Cashflow per Share is the amount of Free Cashflow per outstanding share of the company's stock.

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 Per Share when Capital Expenditure is 0.

Change Healthcare's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Mar. 2022 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(696.878+-276.276)/323.997
=420.602/323.997
=1.30

Change Healthcare's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(83.315+-79.535)/326.562
=3.78/326.562
=0.01

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1.17

* 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.


Change Healthcare  (NAS:CHNG) Free Cash Flow per Share Explanation

Free Cash Flow is very close to Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, except that in Warren Buffett's Owner's Earnings, the spending for Property, Plant, and Equipment is only for maintenance (replacement), while in the Free Cash Flow calculation, the cost of new Property, Plant, and Equipment due to business expansion is also deducted. There, Free Cash Flow is more conservative than Owner's Earnings.

In Don Yacktman's calculation of forward rate of return, he uses Free Cash Flow for the calculation. 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.

This is what Yacktman said in his March 2012 interview - when the S&P 500 was at 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).

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 seven years. The reason we use seven years is because research shows that seven years is the length of the typical business cycle.

Therefore, as of Mar22, Change Healthcare's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Mar22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/23.06+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.


Be Aware

Free Cash Flow within a report period can be affected by management's decisions of capital spending. Therefore, it is important to look at long term when it comes to Free Cash Flow.


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Change Healthcare Business Description

Change Healthcare logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
424 Church Street, Suite 1400, Nashville, TN, USA, 37219
Change Healthcare is a spin-off of various healthcare processing and consulting services acquired by McKesson over numerous years. Recently, these processing assets were contributed to a joint venture and in June 2019 public shares were issued with McKesson retaining the majority interest. As of the end of the March 2020 quarter, McKesson distributed all its interest in the public processor. Core services consist of insurance (healthcare) claim clearinghouse for healthcare payers in addition to administrative and consulting services to assist healthcare providers improve reimbursement coding, billing, and collections.
Executives
Byers Tracy officer: SVP and GM, Enterprise Imaging C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 424 CHURCH STREET, SUITE 1400 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Domenici Nella director C/O ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN 1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10105
Martin Steven B. officer: EVP, Enterprise Technology 3055 LEBANON PIKE SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Mckenzie Diana director METLIFE 200 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10166
Blackstone Family Investment Partnership Vi L.p. 10 percent owner C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
O'reilly Roderick H. officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Bcp Vi Side-by-side Gp L.l.c. 10 percent owner C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Mcenery Thomas officer: EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Simpkins Neil P director C/O BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Whitley-taylor Linda officer: EVP & Chief People Officer AMERIGROUP CORPORATION 4425 CORPORATION LANE VIRGINIA BEACH VA 23462
Roe Phillip W. director 20 BURTON HILLS BOULEVARD SUITE 100 NASHVILLE TN 37215
Joshi Kriten officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Rareshide Paul officer: SVP, Corporate Controller C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Laur Thomas officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Calhoun August officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214

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