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SPDR S&P 500  (ARCA:SPY) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: (As of Today)

As of today, SPDR S&P 500's share price is \$249.39. SPDR S&P 500 does not have enough years/quarters to calculate the Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20. Therefore GuruFocus does not calculate Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio at this moment.

SPDR S&P 500's Free Cash Flow per Share for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00.

Historical Data

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

SPDR S&P 500 Annual Data

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SPDR S&P 500 Semi-Annual Data

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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

SPDR S&P 500'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) = 249.39 / =

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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