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JC Penney Co Inc  (NYSE:JCP) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 12.15 (As of Today)

As of today, JC Penney Co Inc's share price is $4.01. JC Penney Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was $0.33. Hence, JC Penney Co Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 12.15.

NYSE:JCP' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95   Max: 221.96
Current: 12.16

5.95
221.96

During the past 13 years, JC Penney Co Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 221.96. The lowest was 5.95. And the median was 28.41.

NYSE:JCP's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 381 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. NYSE:JCP: 12.16 )

JC Penney Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $0.94. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $0.33.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of JC Penney Co Inc was 29.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -70.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, JC Penney Co Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 187.90% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 12.30% 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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JC Penney Co Inc Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.62 0.00

JC Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
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 38.03 29.22 0.00 0.00 16.39

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

JC Penney Co 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)
=4.01/0.33
=12.15

JC Penney Co Inc's Share Price of today is $4.01.
JC Penney Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was -1.022 (Oct. 2016 ) + 1.795 (Jan. 2017 ) + -1.386 (Apr. 2017 ) + 0.943 (Jul. 2017 ) = $0.33.

* 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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