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Chobe Holdings (BOT:CHOBT) Free Cash Flow : BWP Mil (TTM As of . 20)


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What is Chobe Holdings Free Cash Flow?

Chobe Holdings's total free cash flow for the six months ended in . 20 was BWP0.00 Mil. Chobe Holdings does not have enough years/quarters to calculate the total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20.

Chobe Holdings's Free Cash Flow per Share for the six months ended in . 20 was BWP0.00. Chobe Holdings does not have enough years/quarters to calculate the free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20.

Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Free Cash Flow Growth Rate using Free Cash Flow per Share data.


Chobe Holdings Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chobe Holdings's Free Cash Flow can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Chobe Holdings Free Cash Flow Calculation

Free Cash Flow is considered one of the most important parameters to measure a company's earnings power by value investors because it is not subject to estimates of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DDA). However, when we look at the Free Cash Flow, we should look from a long term perspective, because any year's Free Cash Flow can be drastically affected by the spending on Property, Plant, & Equipment (PPE) of the business in that year. Over the long term, Free Cash Flow should give pretty good picture on the real earnings power of the company.

Chobe Holdings's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in . 20 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: . 20 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
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=0.00

Chobe Holdings's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in . 20 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: . 20 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=+
=0.00

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Chobe Holdings  (BOT:CHOBT) Free Cash Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is very close to Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, except that in Warren Buffett's Owner's Earnings, the spending for Property, Plant, and Equipment is only for maintenance (replacement), while in the Free Cash Flow calculation, the cost of new Property, Plant, and Equipment due to business expansion is also deducted. There, Free Cash Flow is more conservative than Owner's Earnings.

In Don Yacktman's calculation of forward rate of return, he uses Free Cash Flow for the calculation. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation.

This is what Yacktman said in his March 2012 interview - when the S&P 500 was at 1400:

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over seven years. The reason we use seven years is because research shows that seven years is the length of the typical business cycle.

Therefore, as of , Chobe Holdings's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % ()=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
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* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Free Cash Flow within a report period can be affected by management's decisions of capital spending. Therefore, it is important to look at long term when it comes to Free Cash Flow.


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Chobe Holdings (BOT:CHOBT) Business Description

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Twin Towers, West Wing,, Plot 28892, First Floor, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, BWA
Chobe Holdings Ltd is engaged in providing photographic safari operations and associated support activities. It operates Desert & Delta Safaris, Chobe Game Lodge, Ker & Downey Botswana, Sedia Hotel, Safari Air and North West Air. Desert & Delta Safaris includes ecotourism accommodation services, reservation services, tour operating services and guided tours in both Botswana and Namibia. Ker & Downey Botswana offers includes ecotourism accommodation services, reservation services, tour operating services and guided tour in northern Botswana. Chobe Game Lodge offers ecotourism accommodation services, guided tours and wellness and spa. Sedia Hotel offers accommodation services. Safari Air offers transportation services. North West Air offers air maintenance services.

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