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FTI Consulting Free Cash Flow

: $280 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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FTI Consulting's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $172 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $280 Mil.

FTI Consulting's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.87. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $7.86.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of FTI Consulting was 21.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 38.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 18.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.40% 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, FTI Consulting's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 72.70% per year. The lowest was -422.20% per year. And the median was 3.55% per year.


FTI Consulting Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for FTI Consulting'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.

FTI Consulting Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 204.55 115.62 198.40 175.81 292.20

FTI Consulting Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 100.34 176.33 -174.56 105.84 172.20

FTI Consulting 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.

FTI Consulting'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
=327.069+-34.866
=292

FTI Consulting's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Sep. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=196.946+-24.745
=172

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $280 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.


FTI Consulting  (NYSE:FCN) 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 Sep21, FTI Consulting's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=5.36971429/134.7+0.2
=23.99 %

* 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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FTI Consulting Business Description

FTI Consulting logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541611 SIC : 8742
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
555 12th Street North West, Suite 700, Washington, DC, USA, 20004
FTI Consulting Inc is a firm that generates its sales by providing professional business advisory services to customers. The company operates through five segments, namely corporate finance and restructuring, forensic and litigation consulting, economic consulting, technology, and strategic communications. Customers of the company come from a wide array of sectors, including construction, energy and power, environmental, financial institutions, healthcare and life science, insurance, real estate and infrastructure, retail and consumer products, telecom, media, and technology. The majority of the company's revenue is derived from serving customers in the United States.
Executives
Bacon Brenda J director 909 COMMERCE ROAD ANNAPOLIS MD 21403
Costamagna Claudio director VIA SEBETO 4 MILANO L6 20123
Seeger Laureen director C/O MCKESSON CORPORATION ONE POST STREET - 33RD FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Bartlett Mark S. director 4701 WEST GREENFIELD AVENUE MILWAUKEE WI 53214
Fanandakis Nicholas C director 1007 MARKET STREET WILMINGTON DE 19898
Ellis Vernon James director 49 QUEENS GATE TERRACE LONDON X0 SW7 5PN
Holthaus Gerard E director 3129 BLENDON ROAD OWINGS MILLS MD 21117
Paul Holly officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 6016 KINGSFORD ROAD BETHESDA MD 20817
Keating Brendan J officer: CAO and Controller C/O FTI CONSULTING INC 555 12TH STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20004
Sabherwal Ajay officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 521 E. MOREHEAD STREET, SUITE 500 CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Linton Paul Alderman officer: Chief Strategy/Transf. Officer 5915 SONOMA ROAD BETHESDA MD 20817
Lu Curtis P officer: General Counsel 1203 STONNELL PLACE ALEXANDRIA VA 22302
Gunby Steven Henry director, officer: President & CEO 9508 HEMSWELL PLACE POTOMAC MD 20854
Pachman Matthew officer: VP, Chief Risk/Ethics Officer 4807 JAMESTOWN ROAD BETHESDA MD 20816
Freeman Catherine M officer: SVP, Controller and CAO 909 COMMERCE ROAD ANNAPOLIS MD 21401

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