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Liberty Broadband (NAS:LBRDK) Free Cash Flow

: $-368.0 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2022)
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Liberty Broadband's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2022 was $-132.0 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $-368.0 Mil.

Liberty Broadband's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2022 was $-0.86. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $-2.25.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -69.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -52.60% 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 11 years, Liberty Broadband's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 87.50% per year. The lowest was -69.60% per year. And the median was -37.50% per year.


Liberty Broadband (NAS:LBRDK) Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liberty Broadband'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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Liberty Broadband 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 -30.10 -26.30 -38.00 -98.00 -131.00

Liberty Broadband 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 -16.00 -176.00 58.00 -118.00 -132.00

Liberty Broadband 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.

Liberty Broadband'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
=3+-134
=-131.0

Liberty Broadband'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
=-78+-54
=-132.0

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 $-368.0 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.


Liberty Broadband  (NAS:LBRDK) 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, Liberty Broadband's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=-0.57657143/73.8+0.2
=19.22 %

* 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.


Liberty Broadband Free Cash Flow Related Terms

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Liberty Broadband (NAS:LBRDK) Business Description

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Address
12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, CO, USA, 80112
Liberty Broadband Corp serves in the telecommunications industry in the United States. It provides cable services to both residential and small to medium businesses through its fiber, hybrid fiber, and coaxial cable infrastructure. The services provided by the company are residential services which include video services, internet services, voice services, and mobile services, commercial services which include small, and medium business and enterprise solutions, advertising services, and other services which include security and home management. The reportable segments of the company are GCI Holdings, Charter. The firm derives the majority of its revenue from GCI Holdings.
Executives
Hamilton Sue Ann director 12405 POWERSCOURT DRIVE ST. LOUIS MO 63131
Engles Gregg L director 1225 SEVENTEENTH STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Frist Julie D. director 810 JACKSON BLVD. NASHVILLE TN 37205
Wilm Renee L officer: Chief Legal Officer 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Malone John C director, 10 percent owner 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Wendling Brian J officer: SVP/Controller/PFO 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Carleton Mark D officer: Chief Financial Officer 12300 LIBERTY BLVD. ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Wargo J David director C/O WARGO & CO 712 FIFTH AVENUE 41ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10019
Fisher Donne F director 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Welsh John E Iii director AVALON CAPITAL PARTNERS 181 MAIN ST COLD SPRING HARBOR NY 11724
Green Richard R director 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Maffei Gregory B director, officer: President/CEO 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Liberty Media Corp 10 percent owner 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Rosenthaler Albert E officer: Senior Vice President 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Shean Christopher W officer: Senior Vice President/CFO 12300 LIBERTY BLVD. ENGLEWOOD CO 80116

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