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Chipotle Mexican Grill Free Cash Flow

: $862 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2022)
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Chipotle Mexican Grill's total free cash flow for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $186 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $862 Mil.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $6.64. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $30.40.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Chipotle Mexican Grill was 72.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 35.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 39.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.60% 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 13 years, Chipotle Mexican Grill's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 206.80% per year. The lowest was -32.50% per year. And the median was 23.80% per year.


Chipotle Mexican Grill Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chipotle Mexican Grill'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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Chipotle Mexican Grill 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 251.44 334.16 387.72 290.50 839.61

Chipotle Mexican Grill Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 131.38 172.36 316.51 186.74 186.45

Chipotle Mexican Grill 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.

Chipotle Mexican Grill'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
=1282.081+-442.475
=840

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=286.786+-100.333
=186

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $862 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.


Chipotle Mexican Grill  (NYSE:CMG) 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 Jun22, Chipotle Mexican Grill's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jun22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=16.02266667/1307.26+0.2
=21.23 %

* 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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Chipotle Mexican Grill Business Description

Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
Address
610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1400, Newport Beach, CA, USA, 92660
Chipotle Mexican Grill is the largest fast-casual chain restaurant in the United States, with systemwide sales of $7.5 billion over the last twelve months. The Mexican concept is entirely company-owned, with a footprint of nearly 3,000 stores at the end of 2021 heavily indexed to the United States, though the firm maintains a small presence in Canada, the U.K., France, and Germany. Chipotle sells burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, quesadillas, and beverages, with a selling proposition built around competitive prices, high-quality food sourcing, speed of service, and convenience. The company generates its revenue entirely from restaurant sales and delivery fees.
Executives
Maw Scott Harlan director 1411 E. MISSION AVENUE SPOKANE WA 99202
Namvar Ali director C/O PERSHING SQUARE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 42ND FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10019
Filikrushel Patricia director DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Hickenlooper Robin S director 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Engles Gregg L director 1225 SEVENTEENTH STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Winston Mary A director 557 BROADWAY C/O SCHOLASTIC CORP NEW YORK NY 10012
Carey Matt director 11216 WAPLES MILL ROAD SUITE 100 FAIRFAX VA 22030
Gutierrez Mauricio director 211 CARNEGIE CENTER PRINCETON NJ 08540
Flanzraich Neil director 4400 BISCAYNE BLVD MIAMI FL 33137
Niccol Brian R director, officer: Chairman, CEO 1 GLEN BELL WAY IRVINE CA 92618
Brandt Christopher W officer: Chief Marketing Officer 2202 NORTH WESTSHORE BLVD TAMPA FL 33607
Schalow Laurie officer: Chief Corp Affairs, Food Sft 610 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE SUITE 1300 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Andrada Marissa officer: Chief D&I and People Officer C/O KATE SPADE & COMPANY 2 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10016
Garner Curtis E officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O AEROHIVE NETWORKS, INC. 330 GIBRALTAR DRIVE SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Boatwright Scott officer: Chief Restaurant Officer 1401 WYNKOOP STREET SUITE 500 DENVER CO 80202

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