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Calamos Asset Management Inc  (NAS:CLMS) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 4.41 (As of Today)

As of today, Calamos Asset Management Inc's share price is $8.28. Calamos Asset Management Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $1.88. Hence, Calamos Asset Management Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 4.41.

Calamos Asset Management Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $0.85. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $1.88.


Historical Data

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

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Calamos Asset Management Inc Annual Data

Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.69 1.72 2.37 3.11 4.53

Calamos Asset Management Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 3.46 4.53 3.73 3.78 3.64

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Calamos Asset Management 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)
=8.28/1.876
=4.41

Calamos Asset Management Inc's Share Price of today is $8.28.
Calamos Asset Management Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 1.081 (Dec. 2015 ) + -0.822 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.771 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.846 (Sep. 2016 ) = $1.88.

* 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 (M)/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.


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