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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
18.60 (As of Today)

As of today, Ross Stores Inc's share price is $62.45. Ross Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $3.36. Hence, Ross Stores Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 18.60.

ROST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.49   Max: 58.51
Current: 18.59

7.49
58.51

During the past 13 years, Ross Stores Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 58.51. The lowest was 7.49. And the median was 21.53.

ROST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. ROST: 18.59 )

Ross Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $1.14. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $3.36.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Ross Stores Inc was 29.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 43.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 28.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 21.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Ross Stores Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 153.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 22.30% per year.


Definition

Ross Stores 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)
=62.45/3.358
=18.60

Ross Stores Inc's Share Price of today is $62.45.
Ross Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was 0.613 (Jul. 2016 ) + 0.449 (Oct. 2016 ) + 1.155 (Jan. 2017 ) + 1.141 (Apr. 2017 ) = $3.36.

* 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

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.


Related Terms

Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow per Share, P/S Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/E Ratio


Historical Data

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

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
pfcf 32.4010.717.8516.4628.6124.0031.1326.4623.8020.70

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
pfcf 26.4630.1834.4526.9323.8021.8920.7119.3120.7019.36
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