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Apache Corp (NYSE:APA)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
39.49 (As of Today)

As of today, Apache Corp's share price is $50.00. Apache Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.27. Hence, Apache Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 39.49.

APA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10   Max: 31073.33
Current: 25.29

10
31073.33

During the past 13 years, Apache Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 31073.33. The lowest was 10.00. And the median was 26.02.

APA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. APA: 25.29 )

Apache Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.87. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.27.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 22.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Apache Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 252.10% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 22.00% per year.


Definition

Apache Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=50.00/1.266
=39.49

Apache Corp's Share Price of today is $50.00.
Apache Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -0.862 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.702 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.555 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.871 (Dec. 2016 ) = $1.27.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management’s decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


Related Terms

Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow per Share, P/S Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Apache Corp Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
pfcf 41.1420.2485.6223.5512.560.00124.010.000.0050.13

Apache Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
pfcf 2,133.410.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0050.13
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