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LPL Financial Holdings Free Cash Flow per Share

: $2.79 (TTM As of Jun. 2022)
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LPL Financial Holdings's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $-0.04. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $2.79.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of LPL Financial Holdings was -63.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -16.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.50% 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 LPL Financial Holdings's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

LPLA' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.5   Med: 23.9   Max: 138.5
Current: -16.3

During the past 13 years, LPL Financial Holdings's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 138.50% per year. The lowest was -35.50% per year. And the median was 23.90% per year.

LPLA's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked worse than
71.93% of 456 companies
in the Capital Markets industry
Industry Median: 8.40 vs LPLA: -16.30

LPL Financial Holdings Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for LPL Financial Holdings'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.

LPL Financial Holdings Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.71 4.95 5.52 7.86 2.90

LPL Financial Holdings Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2.00 2.49 2.17 -1.82 -0.04

LPL Financial Holdings 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.

LPL Financial Holdings's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Dec. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(453.134+-215.987)/81.742
=237.147/81.742
=2.90

LPL Financial Holdings'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)
=(72.681+-76.26)/81.410
=-3.579/81.410
=-0.04

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 $2.79

* 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.


LPL Financial Holdings  (NAS:LPLA) 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 Dec21, LPL Financial Holdings's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/0+0
=0 %

* 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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LPL Financial Holdings Business Description

LPL Financial Holdings logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
4707 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA, USA, 92121
LPL Financial Holdings is an independent broker/dealer that provides a platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisory services to financial advisors and institutions. The company also provides financial advisors licensed with insurance companies customized clearing services, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL provides a range of services through its subsidiaries. Private Trust supplies trust administration, investment management oversight, and custodial services for estates and families; Independent Advisers Group offers investment advisory solutions to insurance companies; and LPL Insurance Associates operates as a brokerage general agency that offers life, long-term care, and disability insurance sales and services.
Executives
Sethi Kabir officer: Managing Director C/O LPL FINANCIAL 4707 EXECUTIVE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Gates Greg officer: Managing Director C/O LPL FINANCIAL 4707 EXECUTIVE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Simonich Brent officer: EVP, CAO and Treasurer C/O E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORP. 11 TIMES SQUARE, 32ND FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036-9992
Fandrey Edward officer: Managing Director C/O LPL FINANCIAL 4707 EXECUTIVE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Bernard Edward C director T ROWE PRICE GROUP INC 100 E PRATT ST BALTIMORE MD 21202
Enyedi Matthew officer: Managing Director C/O LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. 75 STATE STREET, 22ND FLOOR BOSTON MA 02109
Thomas Corey E. director C/O RAPID7, INC. 100 SUMMER STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Semerjian Dayton officer: Managing Director 600 NICKERSON RD. MARLBORO MA 01752
Steinmeier Richard officer: Managing Director C/O LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. 75 STATE STREET, 22ND FLOOR BOSTON MA 02109
Mnookin Allison director C/O INTUIT 150 CAMBRIDGE PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Seese Scott officer: MD, Chief Information Officer C/O LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. 75 STATE STREET, 22ND FLOOR BOSTON MA 02109
Glavin William Francis Jr director 6803 SOUTH TUCSON WAY CENTENNIAL CO 80112
Hellman Marco director BLACKBAUD INC 2000 DANIEL ISLAND DRIVE CHARLESTON SC 29492
Calder Tracy officer: MD, Deputy Chief Risk Officer C/O LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. 75 STATE STREET, 22ND FLOOR BOSTON MA 02109
Dinh Viet D director GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 600 NEW JERSEY AVENUE NW WASHINGTON DC 20001

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