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Resources Connection Free Cash Flow

: $17.2 Mil (TTM As of Aug. 2021)
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Resources Connection's total free cash flow for the months ended in Aug. 2021 was $-0.6 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2021 was $17.2 Mil.

Resources Connection's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Aug. 2021 was $-0.02. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2021 was $0.53.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Resources Connection was -75.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 38.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 12.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.40% 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, Resources Connection's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 101.80% per year. The lowest was -59.90% per year. And the median was 7.30% per year.


Resources Connection Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Resources Connection'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.

Resources Connection Annual Data
Trend May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 23.48 13.16 36.73 47.18 36.10

Resources Connection Quarterly Data
Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21
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 18.32 9.46 4.75 3.58 -0.56

Resources Connection 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.

Resources Connection's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: May. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=39.943+-3.846
=36.1

Resources Connection's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Aug. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=0.464+-1.021
=-0.6

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $17.2 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.


Resources Connection  (NAS:RGP) 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 Aug21, Resources Connection's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Aug21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0.92761905/15.8+-0.0087
=5.00 %

* 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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Resources Connection Business Description

Resources Connection logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 561499 SIC : 7389
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
17101 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA, USA, 92614
Resources Connection Inc provides consulting and business initiative support services primarily through its operative subsidiary, Resources Global Professionals. The company offers transformation and improvement, financial reporting and analysis, strategy development, and program and project management services and support. Its clients operate in the accounting, finance, corporate governance, risk and compliance management, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, and legal and regulatory sectors.
Executives
Duchene Kate W director, officer: President & CEO C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Ryu Jennifer Y officer: CFO 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Pisano A Robert director C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Von Maltzan Marco director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE #100 RGP IRVINE CA 92614
Crawford Susan J director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Shih Anne director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Wargotz Michael H director AXCESS WORLDWIDE 515 MADISON AVE., 15TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Cherbak Anthony director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Kistinger Robert F director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Sykes Jolene director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 606 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Dimick Neil F director BUILDING 4, TRIDENT PLACE MOSQUITO WAY HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE X0 AL10 9UL
Brackney Timothy L officer: President and COO 12 ANDERSON WAY MENLO PARK CA 94025
Bower John D officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Murray Donald B director RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CTR DR STE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
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