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Forward Air Corp  (NAS:FWRD) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 19.51 (As of Today)

As of today, Forward Air Corp's share price is $58.34. Forward Air Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $2.99. Hence, Forward Air Corp's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 19.51.

NAS:FWRD' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.65   Max: 170.37
Current: 19.48

11.65
170.37

During the past 13 years, Forward Air Corp's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 170.37. The lowest was 11.65. And the median was 23.01.

NAS:FWRD's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 317 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. NAS:FWRD: 19.48 )

Forward Air Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $0.43. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $2.99.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Forward Air Corp was 9.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 17.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 10.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Forward Air Corp's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 37.50% per year. The lowest was -30.00% per year. And the median was 6.10% per year.


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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Forward Air Corp Annual Data

Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 21.98 24.48 29.75 29.48 16.35

Forward Air Corp Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 16.34 18.25 16.35 16.37 17.81

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

Forward Air 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)
=58.34/2.991
=19.51

Forward Air Corp's Share Price of today is $58.34.
Forward Air Corp's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was 0.683 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.736 (Dec. 2016 ) + 1.143 (Mar. 2017 ) + 0.429 (Jun. 2017 ) = $2.99.

* 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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