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Thor Industries Free Cash Flow per Share

: $13.88 (TTM As of Apr. 2022)
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Thor Industries's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Apr. 2022 was $5.20. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2022 was $13.88.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Thor Industries was 109.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 4.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 19.00% 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 Thor Industries's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

THO' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.7   Med: 16.1   Max: 561.9
Current: 4.8

During the past 13 years, Thor Industries's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 561.90% per year. The lowest was -66.70% per year. And the median was 16.10% per year.

THO's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked better than
54.22% of 688 companies
in the Vehicles & Parts industry
Industry Median: 1.10 vs THO: 4.80

Thor Industries Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Thor Industries'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.

Thor Industries Annual Data
Trend Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16 Jul17 Jul18 Jul19 Jul20 Jul21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.77 6.21 6.99 7.84 7.14

Thor Industries Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
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 4.14 5.43 -0.03 3.27 5.20

Thor Industries 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.

Thor Industries's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Jul. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(526.482+-128.835)/55.687
=397.647/55.687
=7.14

Thor Industries's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Apr. 2022 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(339.497+-52.898)/55.069
=286.599/55.069
=5.20

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $13.88

* 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.


Thor Industries  (NYSE:THO) 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 Jul21, Thor Industries's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jul21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=8.0407619/76.55+0.1557
=26.07 %

* 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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Thor Industries Business Description

Thor Industries logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
601 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN, USA, 46514-3305
Thor Industries Inc is an American manufacturer of recreational vehicles through its subsidiaries. The company reports through three segments: North American towable recreational vehicles, North American motorized recreational vehicles, and European recreational vehicles. The North American towable RV business segments operations by brand: Airstream, Heartland, Jayco, Keystone, and KZ. North American motorized RV does the same through the Airstream, Jayco, and Thor Motor Coach brands. Thor's European RV business consists solely of the Erwin Hymer Group, which manufactures both towable and recreational vehicles in Europe. EHG's operations include miscellaneous RV-related products and services. Across all segments, the firm distributes its RVs to independent dealers.
Executives
Gasper Trevor Q. officer: VP, General Counsel and Sec. 601 EAST BEARDSLEY AVE. ELKHART IN 46514
Hennington Christina director 1000 NICOLLET MALL MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
Hurd Laurel director C/O NEWELL BRANDS INC. 6655 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY ROAD ATLANTA GA 30328
Kelley William J. Jr director USG CORPORATION 550 WEST ADAMS STREET CHICAGO IL 60661
Hjelmaker Josef officer: Chief Innovation Officer C/O THOR INDUSTRIES, INC. 601 E. BEARDSLEY AVE. ELKHART IN 46514-3305
James Troy officer: SVP International Operations C/O THOR INDUSTRIES, INC. 601 EAST BEARDSLEY AVENUE ELKHART IN 46514-3305
Huntington Amelia director C/O THOR INDUSTRIES, INC. 601 EAST BEARDSLEY AVE. ELKHART IN 46514-3305
Klein Christopher J director 520 LAKE COOK ROAD DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ziemer James L director C/O HARLEY DAVIDSON 3700 W. JUNEAU AVE MILWAUKEE WI 53208
Siegel Alan director C/O THE WET SEAL, INC. 26972 BURBANK FOOTHILL RANCH CA 92610
Kosowsky J Allen director C/O THOR INDUSTRIES, INC. 419 WEST PIKE STREET JACKSON CENTER OH 45334-0629
Suwinski Jan director 9450 SEWARD RD C/O OHIO CASUALTY GROUP FAIRFIELD OH 45014
Zuhl Colleen A officer: VP & Chief Financial Officer PO BOX 3300 ELKHART IN 46515
Woelfer W. Todd officer: Sr. VP, Gen Counsel & Sec. PO BOX 3300 ELKHART IN 46515
Graves Andrew E director BRUNSWICK CORPORATION 1 N FIELD COURT LAKE FOREST IL 60045

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