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Mad Catz Interactive Free Cash Flow per Share

: $-0.01 (TTM As of Dec. 2016)
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Mad Catz Interactive's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.01. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-0.01.

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Mad Catz Interactive Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Mad Catz Interactive'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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Mad Catz Interactive Annual Data
Trend Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -0.12 0.14 0.04 -0.01 -0.11

Mad Catz Interactive Quarterly Data
Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16
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 -0.06 0.07 0.05 -0.14 0.01

Mad Catz Interactive 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.

Mad Catz Interactive's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Mar. 2016 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(-6.349+-1.883)/73.470
=-8.232/73.470
=-0.11

Mad Catz Interactive's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Dec. 2016 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(1.236+-0.278)/73.470
=0.958/73.470
=0.01

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-0.01

* 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.


Mad Catz Interactive  (OTCPK:MCZAF) 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 Mar16, Mad Catz Interactive's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Mar16)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=-0.0167619/0.14+0.0253
=-9.44 %

* 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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Mad Catz Interactive Business Description

Mad Catz Interactive logo
Industry
Technology » Hardware NAICS : 334118 SIC : 3361
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
181 Bay Street, Suite 4400, Toronto, ON, CAN, M5J 2T3
Mad Catz Interactive Inc is a Canadian company which is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing interactive entertainment products marketed under Mad Catz (gaming), Tritton (audio), and Saitek (simulation) brands. The company's products include headsets, mice, keyboards, controllers, specialty controllers, and other accessories. It caters to gamers and simulation enthusiast across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, PC (Personal Computers) and Mac computers, smartphones, tablets and other smart devices. The company distributes its products through various retailers around the globe. Mad Catz derives the majority of its revenue from Americas.
Executives
Mcginnis Karen K director, officer: President & CEO INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INC 1305 WEST AUTO DRIVE TEMPE AZ 85284
Brown Thomas R director 15378 AVENUE OF SCIENCE SUITE 100 SAN DIEGO CA 92128
Perlis Morris director C/O COUNSEL CORPORATION 700 - 1 TORONTO ST. TORONTO A6 M5C 2V6
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