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CSG Systems International Free Cash Flow

: $134 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
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CSG Systems International's total free cash flow for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $38 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $134 Mil.

CSG Systems International's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.19. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $4.17.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of CSG Systems International was -3.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 19.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 10.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.90% 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, CSG Systems International's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 134.00% per year. The lowest was -29.50% per year. And the median was 8.20% per year.


CSG Systems International Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for CSG Systems International'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.

CSG Systems International 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 62.34 86.07 86.24 113.76 143.62

CSG Systems International 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 48.56 54.96 52.14 -11.05 38.12

CSG Systems International 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.

CSG Systems International'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
=173.02+-29.397
=144

CSG Systems International'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
=45.038+-6.919
=38

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 $134 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.


CSG Systems International  (NAS:CSGS) 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, CSG Systems International's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jun21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=3.01619048/47.18+0.0419
=10.58 %

* 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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CSG Systems International Business Description

CSG Systems International logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 541511 SIC : 7374
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6175 S. Willow Drive, 10th Floor, Greenwood Village, CO, USA, 80111
CSG Systems International Inc. is a provider of business support solutions for the communications industry. Its solutions include cable and satellite care and billing, content management and monetization, convergent rating and billing, mediation and data management, and wholesale settlement and routing. They help companies with transaction-centric models to manage operations by capturing and managing revenue associated with large transaction volumes. The company derives revenue from software license agreements and professional services. A large majority of the firm's revenue is generated in the United States.
Executives
Fawaz Marwan director 12405 POWERSCOURT DRIVE SAINT LOUIS MO 63131
Song Haiyan director 333 UPLANDS DR HILLSBOROUGH CA 94010
Tavares Silvio director 20 TIPTOE LANE BURLINGAME CA 94010
Kennedy Kenneth M officer: EVP & Pres, Technlgy & Product 33 W MONROE ST, SUITE 900 CHICAGO IL 60603
Barnes David G director 6175 S WILLOW DR 10TH FLOOR GREENWOOD VILLAGE CO 80111
Shepherd Brian A. officer: EVP & Group President 9197 SOUTH PEORIA STREET ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Cooper Ronald director 1700 EAST TUFTS AVE. ENGLEWOOD CO 80113
Sica Frank V director CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC 7887 E BELLEVIEW AVE STE 1000 ENGEWOOD CO 801111
Reed Donald director 45 FREEMONT ST SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Obuchowski Janice I director 21700 ATLANTIC BLVD ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP DULLES VA 20166
Naik Rajan director 500 WEST MONROE STREET CHICAGO IL 60661
Unruh James A director C/O PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC 751 BROAD ST. 4TH FL. NEWARK NJ 01702
Johns Rolland B officer: EVP & CFO 9555 MAROON CIRCLE ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Schaaf David Neil officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer 6175 SOUTH WILLOW DRIVE GREENWOOD VILLAGE CO 80111
Griess Bret C officer: CEO and President 9555 MAROON CIRCLE ENGLEWOOD CO 80112

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