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Western Asset Global High Fd Free Cash Flow

: $18.07 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 2021)
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Western Asset Global High Fd's total free cash flow for the months ended in Nov. 2021 was $8.54 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 was $18.07 Mil.

Western Asset Global High Fd's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Nov. 2021 was $0.40. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 was $0.82.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Western Asset Global High Fd was 1338.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 127.30% 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 4 years, Western Asset Global High Fd's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 127.30% per year. The lowest was 127.30% per year. And the median was 127.30% per year.


Western Asset Global High Fd Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Western Asset Global High Fd'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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Western Asset Global High Fd Annual Data
Trend May18 May19 May20 May21
Free Cash Flow
50.78 2.62 44.09 328.19

Western Asset Global High Fd Semi-Annual Data
Nov17 May18 Nov18 May19 Nov19 May20 Nov20 May21 Nov21
Free Cash Flow Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.53 33.55 318.66 9.54 8.54

Western Asset Global High Fd 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.

Western Asset Global High Fd'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
=328.193+0
=328.19

Western Asset Global High Fd's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Nov. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=8.539+0
=8.54

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 adds up the semi-annually data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $18.07 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.


Western Asset Global High Fd  (NYSE:EHI) 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 May21, Western Asset Global High Fd's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (May21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=0/10.4+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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Western Asset Global High Fd Business Description

Western Asset Global High Fd logo
Industry
Financial Services » Asset Management NAICS : 523930 SIC : 6282
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
620 Eighth Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10018
Western Asset Global High Inc Fd Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is high current income and total return by investing in a global portfolio of securities. The fund invests in various sectors such as Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Healthcare, Industrials, materials, and others.
Executives
Fergerson Laura F other: Manager/Investment Manager 3310 QUALITY DRIVE 2ND FLOOR RANCHO CORDOVA CA 95670
Eakes Brian other: Manager/Investment Manager 100 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE BALTIMORE MD 21202
Hoyt George P. officer: Secretary and Ch Lgl Officer C/O FRANKLIN TEMPLETON 100 FIRST STAMFORD PLACE STAMFORD CT 06902
Nicholls Matthew other: Director of Sub-Adviser ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403
Bolt Jennifer J other: Director of Sub-Adviser C/O FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403-1906
Plafker Jed A. other: Director of Sub-Adviser ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403
Saba Capital Management, L.p. 10 percent owner 405 LEXINGTON AVENUE 58TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10174
Weinstein Boaz 10 percent owner 405 LEXINGTON AVENUE 58TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10174
Jensen Fred Steven officer: Chief Compliance Officer LEGG MASON 620 EIGHTH AVENUE, 49TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10018
Cronin Daniel P director 235 EAST 42ND ST NEW YORK NY 10017
Hutchinson William R director 535 N MICHIGAN STE 1012 CHICAGO IL 60611
Berarducci Christopher officer: Treas/Principal Finan Officer LEGG MASON 620 EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10018
Kumar Nisha director 1735 MARKET STREET 32ND FLOOR PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Berg Jennifer S officer: Treasurer 100 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE 7TH FLOOR BALTIMORE MD 21202
Kuehl Todd F officer: Chief Compliance Officer 1555 PEACHTREE STREET NE ATLANTA 2Q 30309

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