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HCA Healthcare Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

: 14.78 (As of Today)
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As of today (2019-11-19), HCA Healthcare's share price is $136.78. HCA Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2019 was $9.25. Hence, HCA Healthcare's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 14.78.

NYSE:HCA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08   Max: 20.84
Current: 14.78

4.08
20.84

During the past 13 years, HCA Healthcare's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 20.84. The lowest was 4.08. And the median was 12.13.

NYSE:HCA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 208 Companies
in the Healthcare Providers & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.37 vs. NYSE:HCA: 14.78 )

HCA Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was $2.84. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $9.25.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of HCA Healthcare was 13.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 17.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, HCA Healthcare's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 233.90% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -6.55% per year.


HCA Healthcare Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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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HCA Healthcare Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.47 12.21 10.15 13.57 13.85

HCA Healthcare Quarterly Data
Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19
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 17.06 13.85 16.51 15.21 13.02

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.


HCA Healthcare Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where HCA Healthcare's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls into.



HCA Healthcare Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

HCA Healthcare'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)
=136.78/9.252
=14.78

HCA Healthcare's Share Price of today is $136.78.
HCA Healthcare's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2019 was 2.896 (Dec. 2018 ) + 0.551 (Mar. 2019 ) + 2.965 (Jun. 2019 ) + 2.84 (Sep. 2019 ) = $9.25.

* 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

HCA Healthcare  (NYSE:HCA) Price-to-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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