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Lennar Free Cash Flow

: $2,013 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2022)
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Lennar's total free cash flow for the months ended in Feb. 2022 was $-78 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2022 was $2,013 Mil.

Lennar's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Feb. 2022 was $-0.27. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2022 was $6.61.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Lennar was -50.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 16.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 37.40% 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, Lennar's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 98.90% per year. The lowest was -55.70% per year. And the median was 10.90% per year.


Lennar Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Lennar'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.

Lennar Annual Data
Trend Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Nov17 Nov18 Nov19 Nov20 Nov21
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 870.60 1,561.31 1,395.85 4,118.07 2,467.60

Lennar Quarterly Data
May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22
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 376.95 316.81 578.63 1,195.21 -78.01

Lennar 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.

Lennar's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Nov. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=2532.774+-65.172
=2,468

Lennar's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Feb. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=-72.231+-5.78
=-78

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $2,013 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.


Lennar  (NYSE:LEN) 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 Feb22, Lennar's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Feb22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=6.45447619/89.88+0.2
=27.18 %

* 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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Lennar Business Description

Lennar logo
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Address
700 Northwest 107th Avenue, Miami, FL, USA, 33172
After merging with CalAtlantic in February 2018, Lennar has become the largest public homebuilder (by revenue) in the United States. The company's homebuilding operations target first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers mainly under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's financial-services segment provides mortgage financing and related services to its homebuyers. Miami-based Lennar is also involved in multifamily construction and has invested in numerous housing-related technology startups.
Executives
Bessette Diane J officer: VP/CFO/Treasurer LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Collins David M officer: Controller LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVENUE STE 400 MIAMI FL 33172
Jaffe Jonathan M director, officer: President LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Mccall Jeffrey Joseph officer: Executive Vice President 26 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE IRVINE CA 92618
Stowell Scott D director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: STOWELL SCOTT D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Gerard Steven L director P.O. BOX 554 MILWAUKEE WI 53201-0554
Bolotin Irving director LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Sustana Mark officer: VP/General Counsel/Secretary LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Beckwitt Richard director, officer: Chief Executive Officer LENNAR CORPORATION 700 NW 107 AVE 4TH FLR MIAMI FL 33172
Olivera Armando J director C/O FLUOR CORPORATION 6700 LAS COLINAS BLVD IRVING TX 75039
Gilliam Theron I director GMS INC. 100 CRESCENT CENTRE PARKWAY, SUITE 800 TUCKER 2Q 30084
Mcclure Teri P director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Sonnenfeld Jeffrey director 14 WALL ST 13TH FL NEW YORK NY 10005
Hudson Sherrill W director 201 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD 34TH FLOOR, MIAMI CENTER MIAMI FL 33131
Lapidus Sidney director 466 LEXINGTON AVENUE FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10017

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