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Penske Automotive Group Free Cash Flow

: $1,454 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Penske Automotive Group's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $347 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,454 Mil.

Penske Automotive Group's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.37. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $18.06.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Penske Automotive Group was 171.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 42.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 33.90% 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 13 years, Penske Automotive Group's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 42.20% per year. The lowest was -24.00% per year. And the median was 13.00% per year.


Penske Automotive Group Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Penske Automotive Group'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.

Penske Automotive Group 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 169.80 376.50 309.10 273.30 1,015.90

Penske Automotive Group 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 27.70 280.50 196.90 629.10 347.30

Penske Automotive Group 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.

Penske Automotive Group'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
=1201.8+-185.9
=1,016

Penske Automotive Group'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
=414+-66.7
=347

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 $1,454 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.


Penske Automotive Group  (NYSE:PAG) 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, Penske Automotive Group's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=7.4072381/100.6+0.1313
=20.49 %

* 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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Penske Automotive Group Business Description

Penske Automotive Group logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Vehicles & Parts NAICS : 441110 SIC : 5511
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2555 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA, 48302-0954
Penske Automotive Group operates in 22 U.S. states and overseas. It has 143 U.S. light-vehicle franchises including in Puerto Rico as well as 161 franchises overseas, primarily in the United Kingdom. The company is the second- largest U.S.-based dealership in terms of light-vehicle revenue and sells more than 35 brands, with 93% of retail automotive revenue coming from luxury and import names. Other services, in addition to new and used vehicles, are parts and repair and finance and insurance. The firm's Premier Truck Group owns 35 truck dealerships selling mostly Freightliner and Western Star brands, and Penske owns 19 CarShop used-vehicle stores in the U.S. and U.K. The company is based in Michigan and was called United Auto Group before changing its name in 2007.
Executives
Carlson John D. Jr. officer: EVP & CFO 2555 TELEGRAPH RD. BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Barr John director 2555 TELEGRAPH ROAD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302-0954
Spradlin Shane M. officer: EVP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. 2555 TELEGRAPH RD. BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Penske Roger S director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chair & CEO 2555 TELEGRAPH ROAD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302-0954
Denker Claude H Iii officer: EVP - Human Resources 2555 TELEGRAPH RD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Kurnick Robert H Jr director, officer: President 2555 TELEGRAPH ROAD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302-0954
Penske Gregory W director 3534 NORTH PECK ROAD EL MONTE CA 91731
Pierce Sandra E. director 2555 TELEGRAPH RD. BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Duerheimer Wolfgang director 2555 TELEGRAPH RD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Penske Roger S Jr director 2555 TELEGRAPH ROAD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Mcwaters Kimberly J director 20410 NORTH 19TH AVENUE PHOENIX AZ 85027
Smith Greg C director FORD MOTOR COMPANY 21175 OAKWOOD BLVD DEARBORN MI 48124
Davis Lisa Ann director 2555 TELEGRAPH RD BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48302
Eisenson Michael R director C/O CHARLESBANK CAPITAL PARTNERS 600 ATLANTIC AV 28TH FL BOSTON MA 02210
Thompson H Brian director 1950 OLD GALLOWS ROAD SUITE 201 VIENNA VA 22182

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