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Liberty Latin America Free Cash Flow

: $175 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Liberty Latin America's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $64 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $175 Mil.

Liberty Latin America's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.25. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.70.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Liberty Latin America was -46.60% 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 8 years, Liberty Latin America's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -49.50% per year. The lowest was -49.50% per year. And the median was -49.50% per year.


Liberty Latin America Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liberty Latin America'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.

Liberty Latin America Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -22.20 -66.10 40.40 329.10 74.30

Liberty Latin America 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 -9.50 1.60 67.90 41.60 63.60

Liberty Latin America 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.

Liberty Latin America'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
=640.1+-565.8
=74

Liberty Latin America'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
=274.1+-210.5
=64

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 $175 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 Latin America  (NAS:LILA) 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, Liberty Latin America's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0.57561905/13.08+-0.0438
=0.02 %

* 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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Liberty Latin America Business Description

Liberty Latin America logo
Industry
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2 Church Street, Hamilton, BMU, HM 11
Liberty Latin America Ltd is a telecommunications company. It is a provider of video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services to residential and business customers. The company's reportable segments include C&W Caribbean and Networks, C&W Panama, VTR/Cableticaand Liberty Puerto Rico.
Executives
Zinterhofer Eric Louis director C/O SEARCHLIGHT CAPITAL PARTNERS GP, LP 745 FIFTH AVENUE, 27TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10151
Nair Balan director, officer: President and CEO 901 EXPLORER BOULEVARD HUNTSVILLE AL 35806
Sanchez Daniel E. director C/O DISCOVERY, INC. 8403 COLESVILLE ROAD SILVER SPRING MD 20910
Khemka Vivek officer: SVP, CT&PO C/O DISH NETWORK CORPORATION 9601 S MERIDIAN BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Fries Michael T director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Noyes Christopher J officer: SVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Malone John C 10 percent owner 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Gould Paul A director 711 FIFTH AVENUE 9TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Bracken Charles H R director C/O UPC SERVICES LTD 12 STANHOPE GATE LONDON ENGLAND X0 W1Y 5LB
Kenigsztein Betzalel officer: SVP, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Curtis Miranda director C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Winter John M officer: SVP, CLO AND SECRETARY 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Paddick Brendan J director 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
De Angoitia Alfonso director 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Zook Brian D officer: MD, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202

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