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Walgreens Boots Alliance Free Cash Flow per Share

: $3.97 (TTM As of May. 2022)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in May. 2022 was $1.45. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2022 was $3.97.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Walgreens Boots Alliance was -31.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -11.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -5.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.80% 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 Walgreens Boots Alliance's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

WBA' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -143.1   Med: 15.25   Max: 87.6
Current: -11.4

During the past 13 years, Walgreens Boots Alliance's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 87.60% per year. The lowest was -143.10% per year. And the median was 15.25% per year.

WBA's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked worse than
67.07% of 413 companies
in the Healthcare Providers & Services industry
Industry Median: 8.00 vs WBA: -11.40

Walgreens Boots Alliance Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Walgreens Boots Alliance'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.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Annual Data
Trend Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20 Aug21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.47 6.93 4.21 4.67 4.82

Walgreens Boots Alliance Quarterly Data
Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
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 1.67 1.00 0.74 0.77 1.45

Walgreens Boots Alliance 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.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Aug. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(5555+-1379)/866.400
=4176/866.400
=4.82

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: May. 2022 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(1629+-371)/865.300
=1258/865.300
=1.45

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3.97

* 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.


Walgreens Boots Alliance  (NAS:WBA) 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 Aug21, Walgreens Boots Alliance's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Aug21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=5.08152381/43.83+-0.0601
=5.58 %

* 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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Walgreens Boots Alliance Business Description

Walgreens Boots Alliance logo
Address
108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL, USA, 60015
Walgreens Boots Alliance is a leading retail pharmacy chain, with over 13,000 stores in 50 states and 9 countries. Walgreens' core strategy involves brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy locations in high-traffic areas, with nearly 80% of the U.S. population living within 5 miles of a store. Currently, the company has a leading market share of the domestic prescription drug market at about 20%. In 2021, the company sold off a majority of its Alliance Healthcare wholesale business to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 billion, doubling down on its core pharmacy efforts and ventures in strategic growth areas in primary care (VillageMD) and digital offerings. The company also has equity stakes in AmerisourceBergen (29%) and Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores (40%).
Executives
Shulman Steven J director 1564 NE EXPRESSWAY ATTN: BJ PURCELL ATLANTA GA 30329
May Holly officer: EVP, Global Chief HR Officer 6301 FITCH PATH NEW ALBANY OH 43054
Gray Danielle officer: EVP and Global CLO C/O WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC. 108 WILMOT ROAD DEERFIELD IL 60015
Mahajan Manmohan officer: SVP, Global Controller and CAO C/O WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC. 108 WILMOT ROAD DEERFIELD IL 60015
Brewer Rosalind G director, officer: CEO C/O MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY 1225 17TH STREET, SUITE 3200 DENVER CO 80202
Puryear Pamela officer: EVP and Global Chief HRO 253 DOLPHIN COVE QUAY STAMFORD CT 06902
Jarrett Valerie B director USG CORPORATION 125 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET CHICAGO IL 60606
Standley John T officer: EVP and President, Walgreen Co
Ashworth Richard M officer: SVP, President of Walgreen Co. 200 WILMOT ROAD DEERFIELD IL 60015
Dixon Heather Brianne officer: SVP, Global Controller and CAO AETNA INC. 151 FARMINGTON AVENUE HARTFORD CT 06156
Kehoe James officer: EVP and Global CFO KRAFT FOODS GROUP, INC. THREE LAKES DRIVE NORTHFIELD IL 60093
Almeida Jose E director ONE BAXTER PARKWAY DEERFIELD IL 60015
Roberts Simon John officer: EVP and President, Boots SEDLEY PLACE, 4TH FLOOR 361 OXFORD STREET LONDON X0 W1C 2LJ
Rosenstein Barry director C/O JANA PARTNERS LLC 767 FIFTH AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10153
Jana Partners Llc director 767 FIFTH AVENUE 8TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10153

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