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CPI Card Group Free Cash Flow per Share

: $1.54 (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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CPI Card Group's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $-0.79. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.54.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of CPI Card Group was 46.30% 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 CPI Card Group's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

During the past 9 years, CPI Card Group's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 32.60% per year. The lowest was 31.30% per year. And the median was 31.95% per year.


CPI Card Group Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for CPI Card Group'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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CPI Card Group Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.06 -0.44 -0.19 -0.12 1.33

CPI Card Group Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 -0.31 0.72 -0.20 1.82 -0.79

CPI Card Group 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.

CPI Card Group's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Dec. 2020 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(22.014+-7.093)/11.232
=14.921/11.232
=1.33

CPI Card Group's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(-8.231+-1.124)/11.799
=-9.355/11.799
=-0.79

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1.54

* 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.


CPI Card Group  (NAS:PMTS) 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 Dec20, CPI Card Group's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec20)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/34.72+0
=0.00 %

* 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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CPI Card Group Business Description

CPI Card Group logo
Industry
Financial Services » Credit Services NAICS : 522220 SIC : 6153
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
10368 West Centennial Road, Littleton, CO, USA, 80127
CPI Card Group Inc is a payment technology company engaged in providing financial payment card solutions and services. It offers credit, debit and prepaid cards. The business segments of the group are Debit and Credit, which produces Financial Payment Cards and provides integrated card services to card-issuing banks primarily in the United States, and Prepaid Debit, which provides integrated card services to Prepaid Debit Card program managers primarily in the United States. It derives key revenue from the Debit and Credit segment.
Executives
Scheirman Scott director, officer: President & CEO THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY 12500 EAST BELFORD AVENUE ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Dubin Lane officer: SVP & GM of Pers., Ppd. & Iss. C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON IL 80127
Kilgore Sarah officer: Chief Legal & Compliance Off. C/O CPI CARD GROUP, INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Lowe John Daniel officer: CFO C/O CPI CARD GROUP 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY, SUITE 200 LITTLETON CO 80127
Dimaggio Guy officer: SVP and GM of Secure Card C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Frasier Loretta G officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Williams Sarah Elizabeth officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Sheinbaum Marc director 24 DEERFIELD ROAD CHAPPAQUA NY 10514
Peters Nicholas A director 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Pearce Robert director 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Pearce Douglas director C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Soranno Keating Valerie director C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Jacoba Lisa officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Bohrer Jason officer: GM & SVP Secure Card C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL ROAD LITTLETON CO 80127
Tavares Silvio director 20 TIPTOE LANE BURLINGAME CA 94010

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