Free Cash Flow (FCF)

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What is it?

Free cash flow (FCF) is the amount of money a company has left remaining after paying all of its financial obligations. Free cash flow is important to both investors and company management because it is the amount of cash that a company can use to pay dividends to shareholders, buy back stock, use for M&A and/or to make further investments in growing the company’s business.

Who is interested?

The financial community and investors.

What does it tell me?

Free cash flow is a measure of a company’s ability to expand its business and to pay returns to shareholders using only the money generated through current operations. It may also be used as an indicator of a company’s ability to obtain additional capital through financing.