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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Free Cash Flow per Share

: $5.74 (TTM As of Mar. 2022)
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Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $1.12. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $5.74.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Kulicke & Soffa Industries was 187.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 44.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 22.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 0.80% 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 Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

KLIC' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -191.3   Med: 12.6   Max: 90.9
Current: 44

During the past 13 years, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 90.90% per year. The lowest was -191.30% per year. And the median was 12.60% per year.

KLIC's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked better than
76.77% of 551 companies
in the Semiconductors industry
Industry Median: 12.80 vs KLIC: 44.00

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Kulicke & Soffa 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.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.54 1.46 0.82 1.31 4.37

Kulicke & Soffa Industries 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 0.37 1.31 1.83 1.47 1.12

Kulicke & Soffa 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.

Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Sep. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(300.032+-22.775)/63.515
=277.257/63.515
=4.37

Kulicke & Soffa Industries'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)
=(73.135+-2.947)/62.435
=70.188/62.435
=1.12

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 $5.74

* 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.


Kulicke & Soffa Industries  (NAS:KLIC) 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 Sep21, Kulicke & Soffa Industries's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=2.22704762/56.02+0.2
=23.98 %

* 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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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Business Description

Kulicke & Soffa Industries logo
Industry
Technology » Semiconductors NAICS : 334413 SIC : 3674
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
23A Serangoon North Avenue 5, No 01-01, K and S Corporate Headquarters, Singapore, SGP, 554369
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc is a United States-based company that is principally engaged in designing, manufacturing, and selling capital equipment and expendable tools that are used for assembling semiconductor devices. The company operates through two core segments: Capital equipment, which produces and sells a series of ball bonders, wafer-level bonders, wedge bonders, APS which produces and offers various expendable tools designed for multiple semiconductor packaging applications. The Capital equipment segment contributes the majority of total revenue. The company generates the majority of its total revenue from the overseas market, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Executives
Wong Nelson Munpun officer: Senior Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Drake Stephen Ray officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chen Fusen Ernie director, officer: President and CEO 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Wong Lester A officer: Chief Financial Officer 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Chong Chan Pin officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Soloveizik Zamir Shai officer: Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5, #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Milzcik Gregory F director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Yeo Mui Sung director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Lim Chin Hu director 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Kong Peter T M director KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC. 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FT. WASHINGTON PA 19034
Richardson David Jeffrey director LSI LOGIC CORP 1621 BARBER LANE MILPITAS CA 95035
Pierce Garrett E director 21839 ATLANTIC BLVD DULLES VA 20166
Bachman Brian R director 1005 VIRGINIA DRIVE FORT WASHINGTON PA 19034
Sood Deepak officer: Vice President 23A, SERANGOON NORTH AVENUE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369
Hoang Hoang officer: Executive Vice President 23A SERANGOON NORTH AVE 5 #01-01 SINGAPORE U0 554369

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