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Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
70.60 (As of Today)

As of today, Vishay Precision Group Inc's share price is $17.65. Vishay Precision Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.25. Hence, Vishay Precision Group Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 70.60.

VPG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.37   Max: 260.27
Current: 70.6

6.37
260.27

During the past 8 years, Vishay Precision Group Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 260.27. The lowest was 6.37. And the median was 26.63.

VPG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
97% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. VPG: 70.60 )

Vishay Precision Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.07. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.25.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Vishay Precision Group Inc was -56.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -49.10% per year.

During the past 8 years, Vishay Precision Group Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -16.50% per year. The lowest was -49.10% per year. And the median was -27.45% per year.


Definition

Vishay Precision Group 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)
=17.65/0.25
=70.60

Vishay Precision Group Inc's Share Price of today is $17.65.
Vishay Precision Group Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -0.208 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.333 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.057 (Dec. 2016 ) + 0.068 (Mar. 2017 ) = $0.25.

* 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

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.

Vishay Precision Group Inc Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
pfcf 0.000.000.0019.260.0014.3726.5916.9435.82258.90

Vishay Precision Group Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
pfcf 16.9425.2127.6331.2435.8224.3236.9733.40258.9063.20
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