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Amgen Free Cash Flow

: $7,840 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Amgen's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2,176 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $7,840 Mil.

Amgen's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $3.82. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $13.58.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Amgen was -21.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 5.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 13.60% 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 13 years, Amgen's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 104.00% per year. The lowest was 0.30% per year. And the median was 16.15% per year.


Amgen Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Amgen'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.

* Premium members only.

Amgen Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9,616.00 10,513.00 10,558.00 8,532.00 9,889.00

Amgen Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 3,233.00 1,980.00 1,938.00 1,746.00 2,176.00

Amgen 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.

Note: GuruFocus does not calculate Free Cash Flow when Capital Expenditure is 0.

Amgen's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Dec. 2020 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=10497+-608
=9,889

Amgen's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Sep. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=2418+-242
=2,176

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $7,840 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.


Amgen  (NAS:AMGN) 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 Sep21, Amgen's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=14.97047619/212.65+0.0531
=12.35 %

* 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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Amgen Business Description

Amgen logo
Industry
Healthcare » Drug Manufacturers NAICS : 325412 SIC : 2834
Address
One Amgen Center Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, 91320-1799
Amgen is a leader in biotechnology-based human therapeutics, with historical expertise in renal disease and cancer supportive-care products. Flagship drugs include red blood cell boosters Epogen and Aranesp, immune system boosters Neupogen and Neulasta, and Enbrel and Otezla for inflammatory diseases. Amgen introduced its first cancer therapeutic, Vectibix, in 2006 and markets bone-strengthening drug Prolia/Xgeva (approved 2010) and Evenity (2019). The acquisition of Onyx bolstered the firm's therapeutic oncology portfolio with Nexavar and Kyprolis. Recent launches include Repatha (cholesterol-lowering), Aimovig (migraine), and Lumakras (lung cancer). Amgen's biosimilar portfolio includes Mvasi (biosimilar Avastin), Kanjinti (biosimilar Herceptin), and Amgevita (biosimilar Humira).
Executives
Sugar Ronald D director 10877 WILSHIRE BLVD. SUITE 1650 LOS ANGELES CA 900274
Williams R Sanders director DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TRENT DRIVE DURHAM NC 27706
Santos Esteban officer: EVP, Operations ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320
Miles Amy E director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MILES AMY E a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Kullman Ellen Jamison director UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP 10 FARM SPRINGS ROAD FARMINGTON CT 06032
Grygiel Nancy A. officer: SVP & CCO ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320
Louie Linda H. officer: VP, Finance & CAO ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320
Holley Charles M director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: HOLLEY CHARLES M a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Griffith Peter H. officer: EVP & CFO ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320
Reese David M officer: EVP, Research and Development ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320
Druker Brian director ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320-1799
Austin Wanda M director 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Gordon Murdo officer: EVP Global Commercial Ops C/O BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY 345 PARK AVE NEW YORK NY 10154
Piacquad David officer: SVP, Business Development ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320-1799
Patton Cynthia M officer: SVP & CCO ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE THOUSAND OAKS CA 91320-1799

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