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TE Connectivity Free Cash Flow

: $1,986 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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TE Connectivity's total free cash flow for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $538 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,986 Mil.

TE Connectivity's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.62. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $5.96.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of TE Connectivity was 38.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 11.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 6.40% 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, TE Connectivity's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 51.60% per year. The lowest was -2.00% per year. And the median was 9.70% per year.


TE Connectivity Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for TE Connectivity'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.

TE Connectivity Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,642.00 1,516.00 1,673.00 1,432.00 1,986.00

TE Connectivity 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 599.00 498.00 438.00 512.00 538.00

TE Connectivity 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.

TE Connectivity's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Sep. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=2676+-690
=1,986

TE Connectivity'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
=774+-236
=538

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 $1,986 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.


TE Connectivity  (NYSE:TEL) 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, TE Connectivity's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Sep21)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=4.86342857/137.22+0.0169
=5.23 %

* 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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TE Connectivity Business Description

TE Connectivity logo
Industry
Technology » Hardware NAICS : 334419 SIC : 3679
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
Muhlenstrasse 26, Schaffhausen, CHE, CH-8200
TE Connectivity is the largest electrical connector supplier in the world, supplying interconnect and sensor solutions to the transportation, industrial, and communications markets. With operations in 150 countries and over 500,000 stock-keeping units, TE Connectivity has a broad portfolio that forms the electrical architecture of its end customers' cutting-edge innovations.
Executives
Stucki Aaron Kyle officer: Pres. Communications Solutions 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Jenkins John S officer: EVP & General Counsel 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Mitts Heath A officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 1925 WEST FIELD COURT SUITE 200 LAKE FOREST IL 60045
Rock Kevin N officer: President, Industrial Solution 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Calastri Mario officer: SVP & Treasurer C/O TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD. 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Resch Eric officer: Sr VP & Chief Tax Officer C/O TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD. 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Phelan Daniel J director C/O TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD. 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Dugle Lynn A director 4803 STONECROFT BOULEVARD CHANTILLY VA 20151
Willoughby Dawn C director 1221 BROADWAY OAKLAND CA 94612
Merkt Steven T officer: President, Transportation Sol. 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Lynch Thomas J director 1303 E ALGONQUIN RD SCHAUMBURG IL 60196
Curtin Terrence R director, officer: Chief Exec. Officer & Director C/O TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD. 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Kroeger Shadrak W officer: Pres., Communications Solution 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Murphy Tim officer: SVP & CHRO 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312
Ott Robert J officer: Sr VP & Corporate Controller C/O TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD 1050 WESTLAKES DRIVE BERWYN PA 19312

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