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Avis Budget Group Free Cash Flow

: $-5,872 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
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Avis Budget Group's total free cash flow for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $-2,270 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-5,872 Mil.

Avis Budget Group's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $-32.15. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-83.70.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -6.30% 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, Avis Budget Group's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 180.60% per year. The lowest was -39.00% per year. And the median was 2.40% per year.


Avis Budget Group Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Avis Budget Group'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.

Avis Budget Group 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 -10,011.00 -9,087.00 -10,211.00 -10,551.00 -4,804.00

Avis Budget Group Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 -486.00 -282.00 -612.00 -2,708.00 -2,270.00

Avis Budget Group 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.

Avis Budget Group'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
=691+-5495
=-4,804

Avis Budget Group's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Jun. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=919+-3189
=-2,270

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-5,872 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.


Avis Budget Group  (NAS:CAR) 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 Jun21, Avis Budget Group's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jun21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=-110.28742857/77.89+0.0587
=-135.72 %

* 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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Avis Budget Group Business Description

Avis Budget Group logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 532111 SIC : 7514
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ, USA, 07054
Avis Budget Group Inc is a provider of automotive vehicle rental and car-sharing services. Its brands include Avis, Budget, and Zipcar. Avis is targeted to serve the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry, while Budget is focused on value-conscious customers. The company operates its own network of rental locations and licenses its brands to franchisees. Zipcar is a car-sharing service that allows members to use the company-owned Zipcar fleet at an hourly rate. The company's largest region by revenue is the Americas.
Executives
Ferraro Joseph A. officer: President and CEO 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
Martins Izilda P officer: EVP, Americas 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
Sarma Karthik R. director, 10 percent owner ONE BRYANT PARK 39TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Srs Investment Management, Llc director, 10 percent owner 1 BRYANT PARK 39TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Hees Bernardo director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY ONE PPG PLACE, SUITE 3200 PITTSBURGH PA 15222
Choi Brian J officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer C/O SRS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC ONE BRYANT PARK, 39TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Rankin Patrick K officer: President, International 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
Lurie Glenn director C/O SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 200 CROSSING BLVD. BRIDGEWATER NJ 08807
Sparks Carl director 4315 NORTHAVEN ROAD DALLAS TX 75229
Krominga Lynn director 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
North John F officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 150 N. BARTLETT STREET MEDFORD OR 97501
Sera Jean M officer: SVP, GC & Corp. Sec. AVIS BUDGET GROUP 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
Fox Jeffrey H director ONE ALLIED DRIVE LITTLE ROCK AR 72202
Salerno F Robert director AVIS RENT A CAR INC 900 OLD COUNTRY RD GARDEN CITY NY 11530
Degenova Cathleen officer: Chief Accounting Officer 6 SYLVAN WAY PARSIPPANY NJ 07054

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