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MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc  (NYSE:MSM) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 14.99 (As of Today)

As of today, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's share price is $71.48. MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was $4.77. Hence, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 14.99.

NYSE:MSM' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.35   Max: 44.59
Current: 15.02

6.35
44.59

During the past 13 years, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 44.59. The lowest was 6.35. And the median was 21.07.

NYSE:MSM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
59% of the 69 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. NYSE:MSM: 15.02 )

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Feb. 2019 was $0.16. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $4.77.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc was 17.80% 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 6.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 4.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 69.50% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 7.30% 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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MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc Annual Data

Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 27.93 20.96 14.26 19.56 16.44

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc Quarterly Data

May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19
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 21.61 18.71 16.44 17.35 17.70

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.


MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow falls into.



Calculation

MSC Industrial Direct 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)
=71.48/4.77
=14.99

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Share Price of today is $71.48.
MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2019 was 1.734 (May. 2018 ) + 1.683 (Aug. 2018 ) + 1.197 (Nov. 2018 ) + 0.156 (Feb. 2019 ) = $4.77.

* 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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