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Bioanalytical Systems Inc (NAS:BASI)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
18.69 (As of Today)

As of today, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's share price is $1.57. Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.08. Hence, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 18.69.

BASI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39   Max: 213.75
Current: 18.68

1.39
213.75

During the past 13 years, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 213.75. The lowest was 1.39. And the median was 12.55.

BASI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
93% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. BASI: 18.68 )

Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-0.06. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.08.

During the past 13 years, Bioanalytical Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 2.30% per year. The lowest was -59.40% per year. And the median was -6.90% per year.


Definition

Bioanalytical Systems Inc'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)
=1.57/0.084
=18.69

Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Share Price of today is $1.57.
Bioanalytical Systems Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -0.008 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.046 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.104 (Dec. 2016 ) + -0.058 (Mar. 2017 ) = $0.08.

* 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.

Bioanalytical Systems Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
pfcf 13.010.002.892.4721.640.007.2215.1020.860.00

Bioanalytical Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
pfcf 0.0027.4318.9620.8632.340.000.000.005.3816.55
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