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Cardinal Health Free Cash Flow per Share

: $3.77 (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Cardinal Health's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $-2.47. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $3.77.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Cardinal Health was -55.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -3.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.40% 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 Cardinal Health's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:CAH' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.5   Med: 4.2   Max: 133.5
Current: -3

-51.5
133.5

During the past 13 years, Cardinal Health's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 133.50% per year. The lowest was -51.50% per year. And the median was 4.20% per year.

NYSE:CAH's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 51 Companies
in the Medical Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. NYSE:CAH: -3.00 )

Cardinal Health Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cardinal Health'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.

Cardinal Health Annual Data
Trend Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.49 7.57 7.95 5.41 6.90

Cardinal Health 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 0.66 3.80 0.60 1.83 -2.47

Cardinal Health 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.

Cardinal Health's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Jun. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(2429+-400)/294.000
=2029/294.000
=6.90

Cardinal Health'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)
=(-646+-67)/289.000
=-713/289.000
=-2.47

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 $3.77

* 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.


Cardinal Health  (NYSE:CAH) 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 Jun21, Cardinal Health's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jun21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=6.49180952/49.46+-0.0336
=9.77 %

* 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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Cardinal Health Business Description

Cardinal Health logo
Industry
Healthcare » Medical Distribution NAICS : 424210 SIC : 5122
Address
7000 Cardinal Place, Dublin, OH, USA, 43017
Cardinal Health is the third- largest global logistics provider engaged in wholesale pharmaceutical and medical products. Similar to its closest two peers, the company has evolved over time and has become entrenched in the sourcing and distribution of brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals and related services to hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices. Through acquisitions, Cardinal Health has the ability to manufacture commodity products and certain medical devices.
Executives
Losh J Michael director H.B. FULLER COMPANY P.O. BOX 64683 ST. PAUL MN 55164-0683
Scarborough Dean A director 150 N. ORANGE GROVE BLVD PASADENA CA 91103
Snow Ola M officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Edison Sheri H. director 1069 STATE ROUTE 46 EAST BATESVILLE IN 47006
English Patricia M officer: Chief Accounting Officer 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Mason Stephen M officer: CEO, Medical Segment 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Mayer Jessica L officer: Chief Legal/Compliance Officer 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Rice Brian S officer: Chief Information Officer 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Holcomb Michele officer: EVP - Strategy & Corp. Dev. 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Hollar Jason M. officer: Chief Financial Officer 3333 BEVERLY ROAD HOFFMAN ESTATES IL 60179
Kaufmann Michael C director, officer: CEO 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Crawford Victor L. officer: CEO, Pharmaceutical Segment C/O THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP, INC. ONE PEPSI WAY SOMERS NY 10589
Laws Stuart G officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer CARDINAL HEALTH, INC. 7000 CARDINAL PLACE DUBLIN OH 43017
Evans David C director C/O THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY 14111 SCOTTSLAWN ROAD MARYSVILLE OH 43041
Darden Calvin director 11235 STROUP ROAD ROSWELL GA 30075

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