Unit: Millions of Dollars
Capital expenditure, or capex is the price of upgrading or buying existing or new long-lived assets. It is calculated using the trailing twelve month period.
The trailing 12 month capital expenditures as a percent of sales.
The dividend coverage ratio is calculated by dividing the stock’s annual earnings per share by the annual dividend.
The cost of payments made by this company to its common shareholders, preferred shareholders, and Noncontrolling interests over the trailing twelve month period.
The net cash provided by (positive) or used for (negative) financing activities. Financing activities include the sale or purchase of stock, the issuance or payment of debt, and the payment of dividends.
Free Cash Flow shows how much cash a company generates after paying to maintain and expand its production. It is calculated by subtracting Capital Expenditure (Cap Ex) from Cash Flow and is for the trailing twelve month period.
This alternative dividend payout ratio aims to be more accurate by excluding accounting earnings and including only actual cash generation. It is calculated as Dividend Per Share as a percent of Free Cash Flow per Share and values less than 70 are considered best. Note that the Forward Dividend Yield is used along with the TTM Free Cash Flow.
The trailing 12 month free Cash Flow as a percent of net income.
The trailing 12 month free Cash Flow expenditures as a percent of sales.
The gains (or losses) from investments in financial markets and spending on capital assets such as plant and equipment.
Maintenance Capital Expenditure is an attempt to isolate the ongoing cost portion of cap ex and exclude the growth cap ex that is an investment in future sales. We use Bruce Greenwald’s method to determine this depreciation. Greenwald multiplies the long term Gross PPE to Sales ratio by the current year’s increase in sales and subtract that from Cap Ex.
The measure of cash into or out of the company over the trailing twelve month period, similar to Net Income but less easily manipulated and without the affects of depreciation and other non-cash charges.
Owner Earnings is cash flow available to shareholders, a measure of how much money the company generates for its owners. Warren Buffett values this measurement and defines it as net income plus depreciation and amortization less capital expenditure and change in working capital.
Dividend payout ratio is Dividend Per Share as a percent of Diluted Earnings Per Share based on the TTM from the most recent quarterly report. Dividend Payout ratio can be used to measure the chance of a dividend increase or cut. For example, a company with a small Payout Ratio has room to increase its dividend.
Proceeds from the issuance of stock. Negative values mean the company spent more money buying back stock than it collected from any sales during the period.
The annual cost of stock based compensation.