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PTC Therapeutics Free Cash Flow

: $-395.5 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2022)
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PTC Therapeutics's total free cash flow for the months ended in Mar. 2022 was $-178.9 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $-395.5 Mil.

PTC Therapeutics's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Mar. 2022 was $-2.51. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $-5.58.

During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -72.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -14.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -7.20% 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, PTC Therapeutics's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 37.40% per year. The lowest was -72.70% per year. And the median was -11.75% per year.


PTC Therapeutics Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for PTC Therapeutics'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.

PTC Therapeutics 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 -90.33 -43.17 -144.08 -250.05 -336.66

PTC Therapeutics Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 -120.02 -46.77 -77.00 -92.88 -178.85

PTC Therapeutics 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.

PTC Therapeutics'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
=-251.332+-85.331
=-336.7

PTC Therapeutics's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Mar. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=-97.404+-81.446
=-178.9

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-395.5 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.


PTC Therapeutics  (NAS:PTCT) 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 Mar22, PTC Therapeutics's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Mar22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/37.31+0
=0.00 %

* 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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PTC Therapeutics Business Description

PTC Therapeutics logo
Industry
Healthcare » Biotechnology NAICS : 325412 SIC : 2834
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
100 Corporate Court, South Plainfield, NJ, USA, 07080
PTC Therapeutics Inc is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of orally administered, small-molecule therapeutics. Its target area is RNA biology post-transcriptional control processes of the events occurring in a cell when a RNA messenger is copied from DNA during the transcription process. The discovered products address multiple therapeutic areas, including rare disorders, such as nonsense mutations in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and oncology.
Executives
Southwell David P director C/O INOTEK PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION 91 HARTWELL AVENUE LEXINGTON MA 02421
Jacobson Allan Steven director PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Peltz Stuart Walter director, officer: Chief Executive Officer PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Utter Christine Marie officer: SVP, Finance & CAO C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Boulding Mark Elliott officer: Exec. VP and CLO C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Hill Emily Luisa officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Svoronos Dawn director C/O MEDIVATION, INC. 525 MARKET ST., 36TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Pauwels Eric officer: Chief Business Officer 550 HILLS DRIVE BEDMINSTER NJ 07921
Klein Matthew B. officer: Chief Development Officer C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Schmertzler Michael director 1300 VALLEY ROAD NEW CANAAN CT 06840
Souza Marcio officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Almstead Neil Gregory officer: Chief Technical Ops Officer C/O PTC THERAPEUTICS, INC. 100 CORPORATE COURT SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
Reeve Emma director C/O PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 195 WEST STREET WALTHAM MA 02451
Steele Glenn Jr Md Phd director 250 TECHNOLOGY PARK LAKE MARY FL 32746-6232
Zeldis Jerome B director 8767 E. VIA DE VENTURA, SUITE 190 SCOTTSDALE AZ 85258

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