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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow: 16.83 (As of Today)

As of today, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's share price is $96.41. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was $5.73. Hence, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 16.83.

NYSE:WMT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.75   Max: 85.03
Current: 15.56

9.75
85.03

During the past 13 years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 85.03. The lowest was 9.75. And the median was 17.63.

NYSE:WMT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 159 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. NYSE:WMT: 15.56 )

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $1.17. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $5.73.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was -8.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 29.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 15.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 202.20% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 1.70% 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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Wal-Mart Stores 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 18.65 24.12 16.82 13.34 9.91

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
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 10.34 9.91 11.42 13.97 14.09

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

Wal-Mart 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)
=96.41/5.727
=16.83

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Share Price of today is $96.41.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was 0.604 (Oct. 2016 ) + 2.837 (Jan. 2017 ) + 1.114 (Apr. 2017 ) + 1.172 (Jul. 2017 ) = $5.73.

* 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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