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Restaurant Brands International Free Cash Flow per Share

: $3.44 (TTM As of Mar. 2022)
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Restaurant Brands International's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $0.49. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $3.44.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Restaurant Brands International was 66.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 0.20% 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 Restaurant Brands International's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

QSR' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3   Med: 4.8   Max: 70.2
Current: 13.4

During the past 10 years, Restaurant Brands International's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 70.20% per year. The lowest was -15.30% per year. And the median was 4.80% per year.

QSR's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked worse than
51.09% of 229 companies
in the Restaurants industry
Industry Median: 14.40 vs QSR: 13.40

Restaurant Brands International Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Restaurant Brands International'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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Restaurant Brands International 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 2.84 2.28 3.02 1.72 3.49

Restaurant Brands International Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 0.54 0.96 1.05 0.94 0.49

Restaurant Brands International 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.

Restaurant Brands International'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)
=(1726+-106)/464.000
=1620/464.000
=3.49

Restaurant Brands International's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Mar. 2022 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(234+-10)/458.000
=224/458.000
=0.49

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3.44

* 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.


Restaurant Brands International  (NYSE:QSR) 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, Restaurant Brands International's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=2.63504762/58.39+0.002
=4.71 %

* 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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Restaurant Brands International Business Description

Restaurant Brands International logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
130 King Street West, Suite 300, P.O. Box 339, Toronto, ON, CAN, M5X 1E1
Restaurant Brands International is one of the largest restaurant companies in the world, with more than $35 billion in 2021 systemwide sales across a footprint that spans more than 28,000 restaurants and 100 countries. The firm generates revenue primarily from retail sales at its company-owned restaurants, royalty fees and lease income from franchised stores, and from its Tim Horton's supply chain operations. Formed in 2014 after 3G Capital's acquisition of Tim Horton's International, the Restaurant Brands portfolio now includes Burger King (19,250 units), Tim Horton's (5,300 units), and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (3,700 units). The 2021 acquisition of Firehouse Subs brings another 1,200 units and $1.1 billion in systemwide sales in-house.
Executives
Fulton Duncan officer: Chief Corporate Officer C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Housman Jeffrey officer: See Remarks C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Sweeney Thecla director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Curtis Thomas Benjamin officer: See Remarks 30 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DR ANN ARBOR MI 48105
Lemann Marc director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Shear David Chan officer: President, International C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Siddiqui Sami A. officer: Brand Pres., Popeyes, Americas C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Melbourne Jason director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
De Limburg Stirum Maximilien director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Prato John F. director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Finazzo Christopher L. officer: See Remarks C/O SEAWORLD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 6240 SEA HARBOR DR ORLANDO FL 32821
Schwan Axel Mr officer: Pres., Tim Hortons Americas 5505 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Machado Fernando officer: Chief Marketing Officer 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Athayde Felipe A officer: Brand Pres., Popeyes, Americas 5707 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126
Khosrowshahi Golnar director C/O RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERATIONAL INC. 5505 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE MIAMI FL 33126

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