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IDEX (NYSE:IEX) Free Cash Flow

: $478 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2022)
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IDEX's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2022 was $182 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $478 Mil.

IDEX's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2022 was $2.40. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $6.28.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of IDEX was -4.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 9.40% 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, IDEX's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 41.10% per year. The lowest was -5.40% per year. And the median was 9.90% per year.


IDEX (NYSE:IEX) Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for IDEX'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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IDEX Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Free Cash Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 388.90 419.26 477.20 517.70 492.60

IDEX Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
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 141.70 135.90 63.60 96.70 181.80

IDEX 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.

IDEX's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Dec. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=565.3+-72.7
=493

IDEX's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Sep. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=198.1+-16.3
=182

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $478 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.


IDEX  (NYSE:IEX) 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 Sep22, IDEX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=6.17371429/199.85+0.0597
=9.06 %

* 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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IDEX (NYSE:IEX) Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
3100 Sanders Road, Suite 301, Northbrook, IL, USA, 60062
Idex manufactures pumps, flow meters, valves, and fluidic systems for customers in a variety of end markets, including industrial, fire & safety, life science, and water. The firm's business is organized into three segments: fluid & metering technologies, health & science technologies, and fire & safety and diversified products. Based in Lake Forest, Illinois, Idex has manufacturing operations in over 20 countries and has over 7,000 employees. The company generated $2.8 billion in revenue and $661 million in adjusted operating income in 2021.
Executives
Watts Stanfield Paris director 3100 SANDERS ROAD SUITE 301 NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Gunter Lakecia N director 3100 SANDER ROAD SUITE 301 NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Satterthwaite Livingston director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT SUITE 200 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Parry David C director 155 HARLEM AVE. GLENVIEW IL 60025
Beck Mark A director 2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW SUITE 800W WASHINGTON DC 20037
Christenson Carl R director C/O ALTRA INDUSTRIAL MOTION INC. 300 GRANITE STREET BRAINTREE MA 02184
Helmkamp Katrina L director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT SUITE 200 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Cook William M director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT SUITE 200 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Buthman Mark A director P O BOX 619100 DALLAS TX 752619100
Unnikrishnan Roopa officer: SVP, Strategy&Corp Development 3100 SANDERS ROAD SUITE 301 NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Anderson Lisa M officer: SVP, General Counsel &Corp Sec 3100 SANDERS ROAD SUITE 301 NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Lausas Allison S officer: VP, Chief Accounting Officer C/O SUNCOKE ENERGY, INC. 1011 WARRENVILLE ROAD, SUITE 600 LISLE IL 60532
Flores Melissa S officer: SVP-Chief HR Officer 3100 SANDER ROAD SUITE 301 NORTHBROOK IL 60062
Warner Cynthia J director 1925 WEST FIELD COURT SUITE 200 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Mrozek Ernest J director SERVICE MASTER 2300 WARRENVILLE ROAD DOWNERS GROVE IL 60515

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