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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Free Cash Flow

: $21.65 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's total free cash flow for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $-3.78 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $21.65 Mil.

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Jun. 2021 was $-0.28. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.60.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund was 165.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 47.90% 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 5 years, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 65.60% per year. The lowest was 47.90% per year. And the median was 56.75% per year.


Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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.

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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Annual Data
Trend Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow
5.84 21.75 18.91 26.56 62.66

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Semi-Annual Data
Jun16 Dec16 Jun17 Dec17 Jun18 Dec18 Jun19 Dec19 Jun20 Dec20 Jun21
Free Cash Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.91 9.64 37.23 25.43 -3.78

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund 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.

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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
=62.662+0
=

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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
=-3.784+0
=

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the semi-annually data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $21.65 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.


Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund  (NYSE:BSL) 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 Dec20, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec20)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/14.22+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.


Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Free Cash Flow Related Terms

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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Business Description

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund logo
Industry
Financial Services » Asset Management NAICS : 523991 SIC : 6733
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
345 Park Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10154
Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its primary investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective to seek preservation of capital, consistent with its primary goal of high current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its Managed Assets in senior, secured floating rate loans. It also invests in second-lien loans and high yield bonds and employs financial leverage, which may increase the risk to the Fund.
Executives
Post Robert other: Portfolio Manager C/O GSO/BLACKSTONE DEBT FUNDS MGMT, LLC 345 PARK AVE 31ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10154
Busch Robert W officer: CFO & Treasurer 345 PARK AVENUE, 31ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10154
Zable Robert officer: Executive Vice President, other: Asst. Secretary & PM 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Mckemie Gordon other: Portfolio Manager C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Smith Daniel Harlan Jr. officer: CEO, President, other: Trustee, Chairman 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Lee-silvestri Dohyun (doris) officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Lee Jane officer: Public Relations Officer 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 CO 80203
Beeney Marisa Janel officer: CCO, Chief Legal Counsel, Sec. 1290 BROADWAY, SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Schpero Gary S other: Trustee 1290 BROADWAY, SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Shaiman Lee Michael officer: Exec. VP, Assistant Secretary 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
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Rosenberg Eric officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 280 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
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Paolillo Douglas other: Mng. Dir.of Investment Advisor C/O GSO BLACKSTONE DEBT FUNDS MGMT LLC 280 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
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