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Humana Free Cash Flow per Share

: $21.21 (TTM As of Jun. 2022)
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Humana's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $5.35. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $21.21.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Humana was 564.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -13.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 2.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 10.80% 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 Humana's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

HUM' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.1   Med: 15.2   Max: 92
Current: -13.5

During the past 13 years, Humana's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 92.00% per year. The lowest was -38.10% per year. And the median was 15.20% per year.

HUM's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked worse than
63.64% of 11 companies
in the Healthcare Plans industry
Industry Median: 10.40 vs HUM: -13.50

Humana Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Humana'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.

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Humana 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 24.23 11.28 33.76 35.15 7.31

Humana 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 0.24 19.41 -3.61 0.06 5.35

Humana 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.

Humana'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)
=(2262+-1316)/129.396
=946/129.396
=7.31

Humana'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)
=(959+-279)/127.084
=680/127.084
=5.35

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 $21.21

* 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.


Humana  (NYSE:HUM) 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, Humana's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=16.87314286/468.07+0.118
=15.40 %

* 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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Humana Business Description

Humana logo
Address
500 West Main Street, Louisville, KY, USA, 40202
Humana is one of the largest private health insurers in the U.S. with a focus on administering Medicare Advantage plans. The firm has built a niche specializing in government-sponsored programs, with nearly all its medical membership stemming from individual and group Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and the military's Tricare program. The firm is also a leader in stand-alone prescription drug plans for seniors enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Humana offers employer-based plans primarily for small businesses along with specialty insurance offerings such as dental, vision, and life. Beyond medical insurance, the company provides other healthcare services, including primary-care services, at-home services, and pharmacy benefit management.
Executives
Koeberlein Michael A. officer: SVP, Chief Accting Off & Cont. 500 W MAIN ST. LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Agwunobi, M.d. Andrew C. officer: Seg. President, Home Solutions HUMANA INC. 500 W MAIN STREET LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Feinberg David T director 12525 CHADRON AVENUE HAWTHORNE CA 90250
Schick Susan D. officer: Seg Pres. Grp. & Military Bus. 500 W. MAIN ST. LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Mesquita Jorge S. director C/O KRAFT FOODS INC. THREE LAKES DRIVE NORTHFIELD IL 60093
Klevorn Marcy S director ONE AMERICAN ROAD DEARBORN MI 48126
Bono Raquel C. director 500 W MAIN ST. LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Frederick Wayne A.i. director 500 W MAIN ST. LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Garratt John W director 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Katz Karen director
Diamond Susan M officer: Segment President, Home Bus. 500 W MAIN ST. LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Shrank William H officer: Chief Medical Officer 500 WEST MAIN ST LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Ventura Joseph C officer: Chief Legal Officer & Corp Sec 500 W MAIN STREET LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Agrawal Vishal officer: Chief Strategy Officer 500 W MAIN ST LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Cox Heather officer: Chief Digital & Analytics Off. 804 CARNEGIE CENTER PRINCETON NJ 08540

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