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Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NAS:ICPT) Free Cash Flow

: $-58.8 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2023)
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Intercept Pharmaceuticals's total free cash flow for the months ended in Mar. 2023 was $-51.6 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2023 was $-58.8 Mil.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Mar. 2023 was $-1.24. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2023 was $-1.36.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 52.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 41.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. 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.

During the past 13 years, Intercept Pharmaceuticals's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 52.40% per year. The lowest was -104.70% per year. And the median was 18.90% per year.


Intercept Pharmaceuticals Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Intercept Pharmaceuticals'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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Intercept Pharmaceuticals Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -240.88 -237.75 -175.76 -41.46 -27.35

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
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 -20.13 14.21 -16.92 -4.51 -51.60

Intercept Pharmaceuticals 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.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Dec. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=-26.78+-0.568
=-27.3

Intercept Pharmaceuticals's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Mar. 2023 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=-51.597+0
=-51.6

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-58.8 Mil.

* 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.


Intercept Pharmaceuticals  (NAS:ICPT) 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 Mar23, Intercept Pharmaceuticals's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Mar23)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/13.43+0
=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.


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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Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NAS:ICPT) Business Description

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Address
10 Hudson Yards, 37th Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10001
Intercept Pharmaceuticals is a biotech company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases. Obeticholic acid, or OCA, is an agonist of the farnesoid X receptor. OCA was approved as Ocaliva to treat primary biliary cirrhosis in 2016 and is being developed for a variety of chronic liver diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH.
Executives
Andrew Saik officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 640 LEE ROAD, CHESTERBROOK PA 19087
M Michelle Berrey officer: President, R&D and CMO 303A COLLEGE ROAD EAST, PRINCETON NJ 08450
Dagmar Rosa-bjorkeson director C/O BAXALTA INCORPORATED, 1200 LAKESIDE DRIVE, BANNOCKBURN IL 60015
Rocco Venezia officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 10 HUDSON YARDS, 37TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10001
Lisa Defrancesco officer: SVP, IR & Corp. Affairs C/O INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 10 HUDSON YARDS, FLOOR 37, NEW YORK NY 10001
Linda M Richardson officer: EVP & Chief Commercial Officer 2505 MERIDIAN PKWY, SUITE 340, C/O CHIMERIX, INC., DURHAM NC 27713
Jared Freedberg officer: General Counsel and Secretary 300 THE AMERICAN ROAD, MORRIS PLAINS NJ 07950
Bryan Ball officer: Chief Quality Officer 300 THE AMERICAN ROAD, MORRIS PLAINS NJ 07950
Paolo Fundaro director, 10 percent owner C/O GENEXTRA S.P.A.,, VIA G. DE GRASSI, 11, MILAN L6 20123
Keith Michael Gottesdiener director 900 FIFTH AVENUE, #8C, NEW YORK NY 10021
Luca Benatti director C/O INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 450 WEST 15TH STREET, SUITE 505, NEW YORK NY 10011
Daniel G Welch director 4611 UNIVERSITY DR, 4 UNIVERSITY PLACE, DURHAM NC 27707
Daniel Bradbury director BIOBRIT, LLC, 2223 AVENIDA DE LA PLAYA, SUITE 108, LA JOLLA CA 92037
Nancy Miller-rich director C/O INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 10 HUDSON YARDS, 37TH FL, NEW YORK NY 10001
Gino Santini director C/O AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 1100 WINTER STREET, WALTHAM MA 02451

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