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NetApp Free Cash Flow per Share

: $5.71 (TTM As of Oct. 2021)
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NetApp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Oct. 2021 was $1.10. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2021 was $5.71.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of NetApp was 21.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 2.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 12.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.00% 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 NetApp's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:NTAP' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.8   Med: 12.4   Max: 94.3
Current: 2.4

-3.8
94.3

During the past 13 years, NetApp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 94.30% per year. The lowest was -3.80% per year. And the median was 12.40% per year.

NAS:NTAP's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 1403 Companies
in the Hardware industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. NAS:NTAP: 2.40 )

NetApp Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for NetApp'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.

NetApp Annual Data
Trend Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17 Apr18 Apr19 Apr20 Apr21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.89 4.83 4.51 4.02 5.18

NetApp Quarterly Data
Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21
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 1.50 2.28 0.83 1.10

NetApp 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.

NetApp's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Apr. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(1333+-162)/226.000
=1171/226.000
=5.18

NetApp's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Oct. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(298+-46)/229.000
=252/229.000
=1.10

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $5.71

* 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.


NetApp  (NAS:NTAP) 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 Apr21, NetApp's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Apr21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=4.32114286/89.3+0.1324
=18.08 %

* 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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NetApp Business Description

NetApp logo
Industry
Technology » Hardware NAICS : 334112 SIC : 3572
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1395 Crossman Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, 94089
NetApp is a leading provider of enterprise data management and storage solutions. The company's three operating business units are products, software maintenance, and hardware maintenance. NetApp transitioned from a data center storage firm to a company with software data management solutions for multicloud environments. The California-headquartered company sells globally and has approximately 10,000 employees.
Executives
Allen Scott R. officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer 11690 N.W. 105TH STREET MIAMI FL 33178
Anderson Brad officer: EVP, SSSBU and CIBU ONE DELL WAY ROUND ROCK TX 78682
Hill Kathryn director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Ahuja Deepak director C/O TESLA MOTORS, INC. 3500 DEER CREEK ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Schenkel Scott F. director C/O EBAY INC. 2025 HAMILTON AVE. SAN JOSE CA 95125
Kerr Deborah director 901 MARQUETTE AVENUE SUITE 3200 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Nevens Thomas Michael director C/O BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION 20450 STEVENS CREEK BLVD, SUITE 800 CUPERTINO CA 95014
Shaheen George T director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SHAHEEN GEORGE T a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
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Cernuda Cesar officer: President 1395 CROSSMAN AVENUE SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Berry Michael J officer: EVP Finance & Operations, CFO C/O INFORMATICA CORPORATION 2100 SEAPORT BOULEVARD REDWOOD CITY CA 94063
Fawcett Matthew K officer: SVP, GC & Secretary 495 EAST JAVA DRIVE SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Kurian George director, officer: CEO C/O NETAPP 495 E. JAVA DRIVE SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Pasek Ronald J officer: EVP Finance & Operations, CFO 101 INNOVATION DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Richard Henri P officer: EVP, Go To Market FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 2680 ZANKER RD, SUITE 200 SAN JOSE CA 95134

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