Free Cash Flow
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Free Cash Flow
Free Cash Flow is a performance indicator which utilises data from both the income statement and balance sheet. It is termed, Free Cash Flow, because the result of the calculation determines a dollar figure that is ‘free’ to be returned to creditors and/or shareholders. So you can use this calculator to see after all operations of a business how much is left over for the financiers of the business.
The result is expressed as a simple, absolute dollar figure. A figure greater than zero indicates that there is Free Cash Flow while a negative figure indicates that money is still needed by the business to operate effectively.
As an investor, you can use this calculator to benchmark different investment opportunities to see which, if any, has the most capacity to return income to you as investor. As a business operator, you can use this calculator to determine if it is optimal to to pay out dividends to shareholders or what debt repayments to make (if you have a choice).
Free Cash Flow Calculator
Specifically, the calculator asks for:
EBIT, Depreciation and Taxes, which should all be found on the income statement.
Ending Net Fixed Assets, which is found on the current balance sheet.
Beginning Net Fixed Assets, which is found in the previous balance sheet.
Ending Net Working Capital, which is current assets minus current liabilities from the current balance sheet.
Beginning Net Working Capital, which is current assets minus current liabilities from the previous balance sheet.